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  • Once Upon a Time in the West

    Once Upon a Time in the West

    ★★★★½

    Harmonica: I saw three of these dusters a short time ago. They were waiting for a train. Inside the dusters there were three men.
    Cheyenne: So?
    Harmonica: Inside the men there were three bullets.

    I love the way that people talk in Westerns. There's a poetic simplicity to dialogue; statements are concise, but always with sharp, often lethal wit.

    How can you trust a man who wears both a belt and suspenders? The man can't even trust his own pants.

  • Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade

    Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade

    ★★★★

    A very effective intro utilizes a documentary-approach to Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade's alternate history.

    What follows is a harrowing story with beautiful, gritty animation and impeccable sound design.

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  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road

    ★★★★½

    To start, this is one of the best-paced movies I've ever seen; it refuses to slow down, even when the cars do.
    George Miller has crafted one of the greatest action movies of all time, as he deftly builds the story and characters within the action scenes, without pulling you out of them.
    All of the mythology in the film, from the war boys and their religion to the various clans and their turf are presented in a way that…

  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

    ★★★★½

    Now here is a genuine movie that captures so many aspects of a relationship in the most honest way possible, even when the film dips its toes into the realm of science-fiction.
    Watching this movie, I got the feeling that I was watching a real relationship blossom and break, and although Kate Winslet went a little into the MPDG range, her character totally spun it around in the end. Much like Adaptation--also penned by Charlie Kaufman--the film is impressive not…