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Seven Samurai (1954)

“Listen, I’m not a man with any special skill, but I’ve had plenty of experience in battles; losing battles, all of them. In short, that’s all I am.” I think a great movie should leave me with a lot to … Continue reading

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Freaks (1932)

“You laughed at them, shuddered at them. And, yet, but for the accident of birth, you might be one as they are. They did not ask to be brought into the world. But, into the world they came. Their code … Continue reading

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Sherman’s March (1986)

“This isn’t art. This is life.” I was really on board with Sherman’s March from its premise. The first I read of the film was that it was a man’s attempt to make a Civil War documentary, but he ended up getting … Continue reading

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Toy Story 2 (1999)

“You never forget kids like Emily, or Andy, but they forget you.” Toy Story 2 was the first Pixar movie I remember seeing as a kid. I had the video game and the toy Buzz Lightyear. It’s always been a testament … Continue reading

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Under the Shadow (2016)

“They’ll always know how to find you.” I felt pretty ambivalent about Under the Shadow, a recent addition to the 1001 List that I don’t expect will remain there for very long. The movie has had great acclaim among those who … Continue reading

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Boyhood (2014)

“What’s the point? I mean, I sure as shit don’t know. Neither does anybody else, okay? We’re all just winging it, you know? The good news is you’re feeling stuff. And you’ve got to hold on to that.” The big … 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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