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  • 8½

    ★★★★★

    99

    "I thought I had something simple to say. Something useful to everybody. A film to help bury forever all the dead things we carry around inside. Instead, it's me who lacks the courage to bury anything at all."

    The artistic process is an expression of yourself. In that expression, a whirlwind of everything you've ever known invades your subconscious to create inspiration. Alongside interweaving memories and desires, Fellini captures that feeling of juggling a million things at once perfectly,…

  • Nights of Cabiria

    Nights of Cabiria

    ★★★★★

    97

    "Make me change my life."

    Shattering the veil of naivety, only to reveal that the cycle never stops no matter how much its ignored. An all-time great Masina performance is only fitting for someone as pure as Cabiria, whose tangible essence makes the beauty even sweeter and the pain even harder...

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  • Paths of Glory

    Paths of Glory

    ★★★★★

    [This review isn't great, but I like to think of it as a time capsule of my feelings back then]

    97

    "Gentlemen of the court, there are times that I'm ashamed to be a member of the human race and this is one such occasion."

    As soon as this film ended and as soon as I wiped away the tears, I sat there astonished. There are not many films that are able to do that but Paths of Glory absolutely…

  • Blade Runner

    Blade Runner

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    99

    “Quite an experience to live in fear isn’t it? That’s what it is to be a slave.”

    With Denis Villeneuve’s sequel Blade Runner: 2049 coming up, it never felt more an appropriate time to revisit the special gem that is the Final Cut version of the 1982 classic Blade Runner. A landmark of the science-fiction genre and the film that gave birth to cyberpunk, Blade Runner’s influence is colossal and its ideas feel more relevant now than ever. I…