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  • Miller's Crossing
  • Barry Lyndon
  • Hard Boiled
  • Je, tu, il, elle

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  • Old

    ★★★★

  • The Swimmer

    ★★★★★

  • 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

    ★½

  • Carnival of Souls

    ★★★★★

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  • Gotti

    Gotti

    Until I was ten, my dad's main source of income was from bartending, and for several years in that period he worked at a place in Downtown Brooklyn that was a brisk walk from the borough's various courthouses. This is relevant for two reasons: the main one is a prize anecdote starring my dad's friend and coworker Jimmy, wherein during a particularly busy day at the restaurant John Gotti and retinue came in seeking strong drink and a bite to…

  • Tenet

    Tenet

    ★★★★★

    To properly explain myself I have to start many years ago. When I was 18, my second year in college, I took a fiction writing workshop taught by a well-known novelist who shall remain nameless here (mainly because if she remembers me at all, any mention of my name probably elicits a "Jesus Christ....him"). I was very excited at the prospect of getting my future storied career as A Very Serious Writer underway, and as such I was more than…