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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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Amadeus (1984)

“All I wanted was to sing to God. He gave me that longing and then made me mute.” I had Amadeus pegged as an Oscar-bait epic. I was turned off for a long time by the period set pieces, the length, the … Continue reading

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There Will Be Blood (2007)

“I have a competition in me. I want no one else to succeed. I hate most people.” There Will Be Blood is a film that has all the ingredients for greatness. Daniel Day-Lewis, the most selective actor in Hollywood, decides … Continue reading

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Battleship Potemkin (1925)

“There’s a limit to what a man can take.” We owe quite a bit to Russian filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein. His collection of work is primarily composed of propaganda pieces commissioned by the Soviet government following the Bolshevik Revolution. However, apart … Continue reading

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