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My Review of: The Aviator (12A)

My Review of: The Aviator (12A)

Martin Scorsese is perhaps one of the best directors of all time for creating brilliant drama and fantastic storytelling. In more recent years, his films have grown in scale and intimacy in character relationships and then in 2004, he made a film that everyone could actually go and see and not be 18 or over. 1,278 more words

Film

The Circus (1928, Charles Chaplin)

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Though it seems to have been an extended nightmare to produce thanks to both technical ambitions and interpersonal troubles, Charlie Chaplin’s The Circus is the sort of film that seems to glow with the sheer pleasure of pure creativity. 841 more words

Ebert Great Movies

Strangers on a Train (1951, Alfred Hitchcock)

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Alfred Hitchcock would later call it “running for cover.” The last half of the 1940s was probably the lowest period of his American career outside of the years leading up to his retirement some time later. 3,353 more words

AFI 400 Nominees

Anatomy of a Murder (1959, Otto Preminger)

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There’s something inordinately haunting about Otto Preminger’s courtroom epic Anatomy of a Murder, the unusually stark and realistic Hollywood film that helped signal the beginning of the end of the Production Code. 2,044 more words

AFI 400 Nominees

The Revenant- Movie Review

The Revenant is not simply a grandiose story of human will and survival, but a cinematic achievement that captures a stark and beautiful depiction of human nature. 226 more words

Drama

Faust (1926, F.W. Murnau)

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This seems at least partly generational, but in my experience the masterpiece Faust is seldom mentioned in a breath with untouchable silent classics such as… 1,262 more words

Ebert Great Movies

Strike (1925, Sergei Eisenstein)

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Sergei Eisenstein’s Soviet propaganda features are perhaps best known today as film school staples; his name is invoked as often in a reflection of pure film theory as among those who’ve actually seen his work, so it’s natural to assume that these movies are tied to their moment. 982 more words

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