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The Deer Hunter

The Deer Hunter 1978 ½ Rewatched Dec 21, 2020 joshmatthews’s review published on Letterboxd: This review may contain spoilers. I object to this film as a fraud, conjuring up the wrong emotions. It asks us to sentimentalize the Vietnam experience via small-town characters traumatized by it.  "The Deer Hunter" is an…
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December 22, 2020
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Paths of Glory

Paths of Glory 1957 ★★★★★ Rewatched Dec 07, 2020 joshmatthews’s review published on Letterboxd: The Bluray makes this movie looks like it could've been made at late as the 1980s, that combined of course with the camerawork and cinematography. Hard to come up with another movie that looks like it…
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December 21, 2020
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“The Ascent” — Larisa Shepitko

The Ascent 1977 ★★★ Larisa Shepitko's "The Ascent," intentionally or not, is an anti-Hollywood movie, much as say Tarkovsky's "Solaris" is just that. Both feature the Russian actor Anatoliy Solonitsyn, who has a great face, and who played Andrei Rublev in the film of the same…
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December 19, 2020
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Movie Review: 1917

Three out of Five Stars Directed by: Sam Mendes Written by: Sam Mendes and Kristy Wilson-Cairns Starring: George MacKay, Dean-Charles Chapman, and several surprise cameos from famous actors Music by: Thomas Newman The most striking aspect of Sam Mendes’ new World War I movie, 1917, is the backgrounds. Rare…
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February 3, 2020