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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