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0258 | The Last Picture Show

Peter Bogdanovich’s The Last Picture Show stands up today as one of the most haunting, elegiac works about change in America ever made, a sombre and touching film that examines transition on a number of levels. 1,958 more words


Requiem for a Dream (2000)

2014 #136
Darren Aronofsky | 97 mins | DVD | 16:9 | USA / English | 18 / NC-17*

On Coney Island, the faded and decrepit one-time pleasure place of New York City, four people — Harry (Jared Leto), his girlfriend Marion (Jennifer Connelly), his best friend Tyrone (Marlon Wayans), and his mother Sara (Oscar-nominated Ellen Burstyn) — find themselves accidentally drawn into a whirlwind of drug addiction. 600 more words


The Exorcist (1973) Review

Verdict: Well made

Good effects, mood, and general acting.


If you’ve noticed the movie categories that I have listed, you will see that there is no category for horror films. 540 more words

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Revisiting Gems: #2 Requiem for a Dream (2000)

*Spoilers ahead*

Arguably the first of Darren Aronofsky’s masterpieces, Requiem was a hard hitting ‘drug’ film following the highs and lows of four addicts, which shot its director as well as actor Jared Leto into super-stardom. 414 more words

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 Greetings again from the darkness. Director Rachid Bouchareb, a long time festival favorite, has taken the general story of writer/director Jose Giovanni’s 1973 film of the same title and relocated it from France to a New Mexico border town. 398 more words


Movie Ramblings: The Fountain

Similar to Cloud Atlas, The Fountain weaves together three stories which stretch across time and space with the same actors playing characters in each strand. 603 more words



A film by William Friedkin

Cast: Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow, Linda Blair

Here we go I happen to think about this one film here is why it was done beautifully well even the remade so I am told but I have not seen it yet. 491 more words

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