Tag Archives: 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die

Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)

“What we see and what we seem are but a dream, a dream within a dream.” Picnic at Hanging Rock is in a world of its own. It seems to exist outside the plane of regular cinema. Not better or worse, but different. It … Continue reading

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The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)

“I know those law books mean a lot to you, but not out here. Out here a man settles his own problems.” Again, it seems like every Western I see becomes my new favorite. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance is a … Continue reading

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My Darling Clementine (1946)

“I should think that if nothing else, you’d at least be flattered to have a girl chase you.” I’ve seen two Westerns lately that I need to write about, both by John Ford. It took me a while to get … Continue reading

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Nosferatu (1922)

“Blood is life.” Nosferatu is one of the scariest vampires committed to celluloid. His long, slow-moving fingers and eyes like dark portals make for, arguably, the most sinister movie monsters. He’s more creature than man, more lust than logic. He … Continue reading

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Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975)

“Within a budding grove, the girls think but of love. Hear the radio, drinking tea and to hell with being free. They’ve no idea the bourgeoisie has never hesitated to kill its children.” I thought it would be a while … Continue reading

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Ghostbusters (1984)

“Ah, if there’s a steady paycheck in it, I’ll believe anything you say.” I was looking forward to relaxing with Ghostbusters one evening over a month ago, but since then I’ve found that I don’t have much to say about it. It’s … Continue reading

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Safe (1995)

“We are one with the power that created us. We’re safe and all is well in our world.” Safe is a movie about a lot of things. It’s about class. It’s about gender. It’s about health hysteria in modern America. I … Continue reading

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