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  • Taste of Cherry

    Taste of Cherry

    ★★★½

    Abbas Kiarostami’s Taste Of Cherry is a slow, patient film that covers grand themes simply and thoughtfully. In fact, almost everything in the film besides the meanings and themes, is done simply. From the dialogue to the cinematography, it’s all fairly straightforward but it really didn’t need to be any other way. As I previously mentioned, it’s slow and some may find it very slow but it’s quite far from boring because there’s a captivating nature to the film which…

  • Stop Making Sense

    Stop Making Sense

    Infectiously energetic and groovy just about every minute of the way through, not just because of the brilliant music from the legendary Talkingheads, but also because of their lively and dynamic stage presence. I’ve always loved David Byrne, but now I’m sure he’s the greatest person alive. He adds a touch of surreality to the concert that works extraordinarily. It’s start off great and only gets better and better. It becomes impossible not to move a part of your body…

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  • The Shawshank Redemption

    The Shawshank Redemption

    ★★★★★

    100/100 

    In my opinion The Shawshank Redemption is a completely perfect film. Everything works so well. The brilliant performances, the wonderful music, the gripping story and dialogue, the important lessons taught to the viewer, Morgan Freeman’s narration. This time watching it I tried hard to find flaws or things that I would change if I had control over the film but nothing came to mind. I wouldn’t change a thing. It’s so perfect. I would absolutely recommend it to anyone…

  • There Will Be Blood

    There Will Be Blood

    ★★★★★

    Holy crap...

    There Will Be Blood is simply a cinematic masterwork in every sense of the phrase, technically and thematically. It is also one that was much darker than I had expected. Though the title suggests violence, the film itself is almost never graphic for the darkness doesn't appear only to vanish seconds later. Instead, it lingers and has a constant presence, buried under it as if it were the oil under Daniel Plainview's very feet. Heard in Jonny Greenwood's…