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Silence- Movie Review

Martin Scorsese is a director like no other, a master filmmaker who’s remained relevant over nearly five decades of filmmaking. After nearly half a century of pushing the boundaries of the industry, Scorsese delivers what may be his most personal film to date, a towering exploration of faith in crisis.  224 more words

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Paterson- Movie Review

Paterson might be one of the most simple and relaxing films I’ve ever seen, and for that reason among others it might indeed be one of the best. 229 more words

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The Crowd (1928, King Vidor)

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During the silent canon project that’s now nearing completion (for the time being) here, we’ve talked repeatedly about how European directors entering the Hollywood system cast a long and permanent shadow over American filmmaking. 2,924 more words

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La La Land- Movie Review

La La Land is a triumphant masterpiece, one of the best films of the decade and the best movie musical in decades. Whiplash mastermind Damien Chazelle tells this beautiful story with dazzling visuals and perfected set pieces crafted with ultimate precision. 201 more words

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Ed Wood (1994, Tim Burton)

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Tim Burton never worked especially hard to come out from under stereotypes about his work. By the time of his sixth feature Ed Wood, his aesthetic was all but set in stone: a cute if juvenile attachment to the macabre atmospheres of Gothic horror and German Expressionist silent films, with touches of bad 1950s sci-fi, Roald Dahl’s fiction and the live action cartoon (think The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. 3,631 more words

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The Wind (1928, Victor Sjöström)

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For all the fairground amusement Hollywood was only too happy to provide, certain American films in the last few years of the 1920s demonstrated just how creatively ambitious cinema had become during the first decade of features. 3,152 more words

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Arrival- Movie Review

The last few years have been quite a renaissance of modern science fiction filmmaking, with films like Gravity, Interstellar, The Martian, Ex Machina, and Midnight Special proving that originality is not dead. 291 more words

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