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Days of Heaven (1978)

Outstanding films are usually greater than the sum of their parts. This seems obvious. When you take great acting, great cinematography, a terrific story and

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Smoke (1995)

“You never know what’s going to happen next. And when you think you know, that’s when you really don’t know. That’s a paradox.” -Auggie Wren

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Reds (1981)

Look up Warren Beatty’s Reds (1981) in just about any guidebook to movies and somewhere in the review you’ll find the word “epic.” This undoubtedly

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Let Him Have It (1991)   I was much further out than you thought  And not waving but drowning. —Stevie Smith In 1953, in London, England, a young man

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Barton Fink (1991)

GARCIN: Hm! So here we are? VALET: Yes, Mr. Garcin. GARCIN: And this is what it [Hell] looks like? VALET: Yes. GARCIN: Second Empire furniture,

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