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  • 8½

    ★★★★★

    Federico Fellini's masterpiece of cinematic masterpieces!

  • Aguirre: The Wrath of God

    Aguirre: The Wrath of God

    ★★★★★

    The first of many Werner Herzog masterpieces directed in the 1970s, Aguirre gives a whole new meaning to the genre of "mountain film". This primordial, minimalist languid meditation on a harrowing exploration of the Andes Mountains by Spanish conquistadors in 1560 is as immersive a cinematic experience as you can possibly ask for.

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  • Touch of Evil

    Touch of Evil

    ★★★★★

    This is a film I meet up with at least once a year. Along with Citizen Kane and The Magnificent Ambersons, this films helps form Orson Welles' Holy Trinity (his three best films) in my opinion. The three+ minute opening one shot is one for the ages! Henry Mancini and Russell Metty both work their considerable movie mojo in their respective original score and cinematography departments to perfection.

  • Passengers

    Passengers

    ★★½

    I thought it was just a notch below good hence my low rating. At times it felt like a tug of war between the script and the direction and that third act wore thin on me. Could Andy Garcia have had any less screen time? That was literally the definition of a walk-on roll, very strange. I thought the real star of the film was the set design. That neo art deco bar was a work of art. The star power of Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt couldn't save this "Titantic in Space".