★★★★ Rewatched 10 Jan, 2021
I am Roberto Benigni, not speaking their language but wanting so bad to fit in with Tom Waits and John Lurie.
★★★★ Watched 01 Jan, 2021
I really like these big, slow burn epics when done correctly. The large set pieces pace the character development, rather than character development being shoehorned via emotional ‘moments’ in between the action.
★★★★★ Rewatched 29 Dec, 2020
OOP Criterion going for $100+ so picked up the European 4K release. Just gorgeous. Maybe my favorite Melville. A color film but black, black, black.
★★★★ Rewatched 15 Dec, 2020
The tension leading up to and then blowing up during the clown freak out scene is legitimately disturbing and quite wonderful.