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  • Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

    Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

    ★★★★★

    An excellent, albeit slightly rougher around the edges rehash of Raiders, that benefits greatly from the amazing father-son dynamic between Indy and his father, played brilliantly by Sean Connery. Really concludes the initial trilogy of Indiana Jones flicks on a high note.

  • Spirited Away

    Spirited Away

    ★★★★★

    From now on when someone brings up the subject of “perfect movies” this is definitely gonna be one of the first films to come to mind. A total triumph of simple, heartfelt storytelling, and visuals that never fail to amaze with their creativity and vibrance. So much effort, love, and care clearly went into Spirited Away’s creation and every bit of it is clear to see in every single frame of this masterpiece.

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  • Midnight Cowboy

    Midnight Cowboy

    ★★★★★

    Man, the fact that Dustin Hoffman was able to play both an innocent, naive college graduate and a rugged street-smart hustler over the course of just over two years, and totally knock both roles out of the park really speaks for just how much range the guy possesses. As for the movie, I just love how you really get the feeling that the warmth of Hoffman and Voight’s relationship is the only thing preventing the harsh, cold New York streets from chewing them up and spitting them out. The music and the ending really stood out as well.

  • The Godfather

    The Godfather

    ★★★★★

    What a movie! With powerhouse iconic performances from everyone involved, a truly moving story that revolves around the always relevant theme of violence endlessly perpetuating more violence, and some of the most breathtaking cinematography ever put to celluloid, as cliched as it sounds, the Godfather truly is one of the greatest films ever made. Also on the subject of violence, this uses it in the most deliberate, purposeful, and effective way I’ve seen yet. Every time violence rears it’s ugly head in this movie, it sure as hell makes an impression.