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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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Night and Fog (1956)

“Who among us keeps watch over this strange watchtower to warn the arrival of our new executioners? Are their faces really different from our own?” I first heard about Night and Fog from another film I watched recently, Hotel Terminus. It was described as … Continue reading

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The Godfather: Part II (1974)

“If anything in this life is certain, if history has taught us anything, it is that you can kill anyone.” I think The Godfather II is hailed as the greatest sequel of all time because it doesn’t think like a sequel. I … Continue reading

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Hôtel Terminus (1988)

“Why condemn a man who’s set to die any day now? … We’ve got better things to worry about than these old problems.” I never expected to know so much about Klaus Barbie. Before this movie, I only vaguely knew … Continue reading

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Silver Lode (1954)

“We’re not going anywhere.” “If you don’t, you’re gonna be a real dead cowboy.” I’ve got four movies on the backlog, and Silver Lode seems to jump out the most now that I sit down to do some writing. It was a … Continue reading

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Tongues Untied (1989)

“In this great, gay Mecca, I was an invisible man. I had no shadow, no substance, no place, no history, no reflection. I was an alien unseen and seen unwanted.” There’s a power surging through Tongues Untied. It demands the attention of … Continue reading

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The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928)

“You claim that I am sent by the Devil. It’s not true. To make me suffer, the Devil has sent you… and you… and you… and you.” Some films are bathed in magic. I first heard about this movie about … Continue reading

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