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Batman (1989)

“Can somebody tell me what kind of a world we live in, where a man dressed up as a *bat* gets all of my press? This town needs an enema!” Maybe I decided to write about Batman so I could soapbox about … Continue reading

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Fargo (1996)

“There’s more to life than a little money, you know. Don’tcha know that?” When you watch a lot of Coen brothers movies, it’s easy to spot the patterns. “A regular person gets wrapped up in the world of crime” seems … Continue reading

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The Thin Blue Line (1988)

“Any prosecutor can convict a guilty man. It takes a great prosecutor to convict an innocent man.” Wrongful conviction has always been a fascinating topic for me. If you’ve got injustice in the system, even if it’s just reasonable doubt, … Continue reading

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On the Waterfront (1954)

“Hey, you wanna hear my philosophy of life? Do it to him before he does it to you.” I spoke of my adoration for Dustin Hoffman last week, viewing him as a prominent cultural figure of his generation. Marlon Brando … Continue reading

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The Usual Suspects (1995)

“The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he did not exist.” With so many crime movies floating around, particularly from the 90s, they can be hard to categorize or evaluate in respect to each other. Thus, … Continue reading

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Mean Streets (1973)

“Honorable men go with honorable men.” The film that launched Martin Scorsese into a lifelong career of success, shot on a meager budget and featuring some of the biggest rising stars of the 70s – it’s Mean Streets. This straightforward crime flick … Continue reading

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Goodfellas (1990)

“For as long as I can remember I always wanted to be a gangster. To me, that was better than being President of the United States. To be a gangster was to own the world.” Ah, yes, the gangster movie. … Continue reading

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