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  • Cinema Paradiso
  • The Cranes Are Flying
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  • La Notte

    ★★★½

  • The Prisoner of Zenda

    ★★★★

  • Hud

    ★★★★½

  • Mabel's Strange Predicament

    ★★½

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  • Letter Never Sent

    Letter Never Sent

    ★★★★★

    Well, this was just extraordinary.

    A true work of art.

    I already admired Mikhail Kalatozov due to his masterpiece 'The Cranes are Flying', so I was extremely excited to finally watch this one and it did not disappoint.

    'Letter' follows a group of geologists sent to the Siberian wilderness to search for diamonds. The group comprises of Tanya (Tatiana Samoilova), Konstantin (Innokenty Smoktunovsky), Andrei (Vasily Livanov) and Sergei (Yevgeni Urbansky).

    The story starts off as a typical melodrama, with a…

  • It Happened One Night

    It Happened One Night

    ★★★★★

    I feel like I'm giving five stars out to every screwball comedy I see from the 30s and 40s, but this one truly deserves it.

    It's a joy from start to finish, and has so much heart it is impossible not to be charmed by it.

    One of the greatest scripts from the classic Hollywood era combined with some truly endearing performances make this one of the best romantic comedies ever created.

    Claudette Colbert and Clark Gable are pure dynamite…

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  • One Hundred and One Nights

    One Hundred and One Nights

    ★★★★

    A beautiful love letter to cinema, Agnès Varda's One Hundred and One Nights is enchanting from the first minute to the last.

    There is not much of a plot to speak of, however when you have appearances from stars such as Marcello Mastroianni, Catherine Deneuve, Alain Delon and Robert De Niro, I would argue the plot comes second.

    This is first and foremost a feast for film lovers and a cinephile's wet dream (as mentioned already by many other reviewers!).…

  • Il Posto

    Il Posto

    ★★★★½

    My Criterion Challenge 2022
    Progress: 36/52
    Prompt: Growing Pains: Watch a coming-of-age film

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  • Shane

    Shane

    ★★★★★

    'I gotta be going on.'
    'Why, Shane?'
    'A man has to be what he is, Joey. Can't break the mold. I tried it and it didn't work for me.'
    'We want you, Shane.'
    'Joey, there's no living with a killing. There's no going back from one. Right or wrong, it's a brand. A brand sticks. There's no going back.'

    Wow, what a superb Western from George Stevens.

    There's just so much to appreciate and enjoy here. Gorgeous scenery captured in…

  • Night of the Living Dead

    Night of the Living Dead

    ★★★★½

    One of the best low budget / independent films ever made, George Romero's Night of the living dead is a masterpiece of the horror genre, and I loved every second of it.

    'Living Dead' follows a group of people trapped inside a house during a zombie outbreak. At its heart its a very simple story, paced excellently and populated with a group of engaging and nuanced characters.

    Each individual feels fleshed out (pardon the pun), with each one having a…