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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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Cinema Paradiso (1988)

“Life isn’t like in the movies. Life is much harder.” The last few months have been strong, with another magnificent film. Cinema Paradiso feels like the heartwarming classic they’d show on movie day in a middle school classroom. It’s very conventional; how … Continue reading

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The Conversation (1974)

“I’m not afraid of death, but I am afraid of murder.” Thrillers today are too focused on story, I think as I watch The Conversation, Coppola’s entrancing mystery-thriller about a paranoid man who listens to other people’s conversations for a living. There’s … Continue reading

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The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)

“If I have any more fun today, I don’t think I’m gonna be able to take it!” I’m really learning to love exploitation cinema. It’s messy and sometimes only there to scratch an itch, but when it works, it pays … Continue reading

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Meshes of the Afternoon (1943)

Here’s another case where I happened to watch this movie a few months ago without even realizing it was on my list. Because it’s only 14 minutes long, I decided to give the film another watch this week and chronicle my thoughts. … Continue reading

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Spotlight (2015)

“This city, these people… making the rest of us feel like we don’t belong. But they’re no better than us. Look at how they treat their children. Mark my words, Mr. Rezendes. If it takes a village to raise a … Continue reading

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