The goal of any historical film is to try and derive excitement and suspense enough that you’re interested for the entire runtime–even if it is someone as revered and learned and relearned as Honest Abe. With the amount that people know of him, you’d think it would have been much more difficult to teach and […]

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Aural Pleasure in the Cinema

Music is something that can make or break a film for me. And, I mean, it makes sense, right? Since the first days of cinema, there’s been a musical aspect. From organists to scores to pop music. It’s been ubiquitous and a part of the experience. Even if the performances are top notch, head-of-the-class, flawless […]

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Gangs of New York

As I’ve stated before, every film-maker has to make their war film (I mentioned it in my review of the Adventures of Baron [von] Munchausen). This would be Scorsese’s war film. Sure, he’s made movies about mafia wars and taxi-drivers before, but never have their been battle scenes as setup here. The movie starts with […]

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There Will Be Blood

I could have sworn I reviewed this movie. I guess not. If you don’t remember what this film is about, let me refresh your memory: Morally Ambiguous Oilman vs. Morally Ambiguous Prophet (The Fight of the Fucking Century only on PPV [after Girls Gone Wild: First Timers]) It might even be better that I haven’t […]

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