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  • Tokyo Story
  • Vertigo
  • Bicycle Thieves
  • The Fire Within

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  • The Last Duel

    ★★★½

  • The Big Heat

    ★★★★

  • Brick

    ★★★½

  • Black Coal, Thin Ice

    ★★★

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  • The Last Duel

    The Last Duel

    ★★★½

    The Last Duel is a 21st century revision of the classic film, Rashomon, which presents the viewer with three visions of the truth. It was a very effective tool for that film, and it is what makes them film passable as a story really without a protagonist; everyone in the film is carrying some type of baggage. This is not Ridley Scott's best work; far from it, but it is passable as an action drama film in addition to the…

  • The Big Heat

    The Big Heat

    ★★★★

    In some ways, The Big Heat seems lighter than the usual film noir fare, making less use of hard shadows or heavy narration and generally avoiding many of the cues the genre tends to evoke. Yet, the story itself never shies away from its darker elements and in general is a rather brooding, unflinching tale of political corruption and the quest for revenge. There are a number of twists and turns that genuinely manage to surprise, the feature takes several…

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  • Un Flic

    Un Flic

    ★★★

    Un Flic is a gritty noirish police story and the last movie by Jean-Pierre Melville. So as with previous Melville films, it is distant, surely cold, clinical business. It's about characters detached from the world they experience, content to glide through without attachments. A world as grey, dreary and sullen as the faces of the characters, one reflected in the other. The pace is minimalist and monotonous, the movie plodding along in a steady and unflagging hypnosis as if it…

  • Dune

    Dune

    ★★★★½

    What a cinematic odyssey, this is everything i've ever dreamed of, especially if you love the books.
    It's also the birth of a new franchise and finally one that i care of. This was such a visual revelation, a perfect set up for the upcoming parts. I want more! 🇺🇲