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  • Harakiri
  • Lawrence of Arabia
  • High and Low
  • 12 Angry Men

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  • Battleship Potemkin

    ★★★½

  • Sword of the Beast

    ★★★★

  • The Ladykillers

    ★★★½

  • He Who Gets Slapped

    ★★★

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  • High and Low

    High and Low

    ★★★★★

    When an executive of a shoe company is extorted into paying ransom for the kipnapped son of his driver. He is forced to chose between his dream to own a majority shareholding of the company, or to pay the ransom to save the boy but be put into a huge debt and lose his job, his house and his lifelong dream.

    Let me first start this by saying, happy birthday Toshiro Mifune (1920 - 1997) Who would have been 101…

  • Le Cercle Rouge

    Le Cercle Rouge

    ★★★★½

    Directed by Jean-Piere Melville and featuring french superstar Alain Delon, Le Cercle Rouge is a jaw dropping masterpiece in the crime thriller genre and easily one of the greatest films to ever come out of France. Drawing inspiration from films like Dassin's 'Rififi' (1955) and Godard's 'Breathless' (1960), Le Cercle Rouge is a masterclass in writing, design and storytelling.

    Melville purposefully takes it time setting things up before eventually moving into it's main attraction in the second half. But i…

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  • Battleship Potemkin

    Battleship Potemkin

    ★★★½

    Impressive silent film, very daring subject matter for it's time in the USSR. It has big scale, huge crowds. and does very well at displaying and increasing tension. Features several iconic and memorable scenes, most notable the scenes with the panic and chaos on the square staircase. I enjoyed the orchestral music alot too.

    Recommended!

  • Sword of the Beast

    Sword of the Beast

    ★★★★

    This isn't a time of war. You can't rise by your sword alone.

    Great aestetics, stylish, a honest and captivating story, good characters, excellent pacing and beautiful cinematography, Sword of the Beast has really got it all. This was a very wonderful surprise, and I think this actually on par with Gosha's Three Outlaw Samurai. My only complain is that while it has some great quotes, overall the dialogue is kind of dull and weak.

    Enjoyed this a lot, I really need to seek out more of Gosha's filmography.

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  • Dune

    Dune

    ★★★★½

    Finally the wait is over..

    I will probably be seen as bias (and maybe i am) cause i'm a big fan of the original Frank Herbert novel, which i've read 3 times in the past six years or so plus also listened to the amazing audiobook. But really, what an incredible powerful film Dune (part one) has become. I was honestly quite worried as it is a difficult story to film. Which has allready been tried in the past (to…

  • He Who Gets Slapped

    He Who Gets Slapped

    ★★★

    This is just sad all the way. There's no happy end for this clown, the clown named He, who gets slapped.

    I enjoyed the Duke getting mauled by a lion though. Seriously, fuck that guy.