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Apocalypse Now Redux
4 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Coppola's 1979 "Apocalypse Now" is one of those films that gives important insight on the process of film making and innovation. The Redux version gives an important insight on how editing can significantly change a film's overall feel and pacing. Although the Redux version does meander a bit, the added footage somehow enhances the film viewing experience. The French colonists scene is perhaps the best scene (besides the ending with Marlon Brando, and maybe the Robert Duvall scenes), adding another layer to the already complicated dilemma our main character is facing.

Man of Steel
Man of Steel (2013)
4 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Wholly disappointing, "Man of Steel" is riddled with tone, pacing, and editing issues. The film fails at developing characters properly and effectively, making me not care at all if superman succeeds in his struggle or not. The "climactic" fight scene was so excessive that it became excessively dull to the point where I was thinking of the chores I had to do at home. With poor directing that is only one level up from the awful "Transformers" series, "Man of Steel" leaves one disgruntled and makes "Superman Returns" look like a masterpiece.

Barry Lyndon
Barry Lyndon (1975)
4 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Perhaps the greatest Kubrick film, Barry Lyndon triumphs as the ultimate period piece in terms of tone, cinematography, costume and set design. The slow pace narrative fits well for the setting and effectively attaches the viewer to the character of Redmond Barry; making the downfall of Barry all the more dreadful and heartfelt, if not ironic.
The use of special camera lenses (originally made for NASA) capturing candlelight only in certain scenes, makes it as if we were watching an 18th century painting in motion. This film is a milestone of artistic achievement and quality storytelling.

Blade Runner
Blade Runner (1982)
4 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

When I first watched this film, I was a 13 year old boy looking for some action by my then favorite actor Harrison Ford. After the first viewing I absolutely hated it. Four years later I catch it again on TV and decided to give it a second run. I don't know what happened but immediately I was captivated. Slowly the film started to grow on me, and I watched it a few more times for the years to come. With each viewing the film grew on me bit by bit. Now the film is one of my all time favorites. It's funny how that works, but with each viewing I began to gain an understanding of subtlety and through that subtlety is where the brilliance shined. Yes, the visuals are absolutely stunning and mesmerizing, but for me it was how the movie downplayed its plot; how the actors filled their characters with life by nuances, making the film incredibly human and engaging. Easily this film has stood the test of time as of 2013 and hopefully will continue to in the years to come.

Metropolis
Metropolis (1927)
4 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Even watching this today, Fritz Lang's "Metropolis" still holds up wonderfully. Ambitious for its time, Lang effectively creates a dystopian society on a massive scale. Sets and prop design, and cinematography are absolutely flawless. The only element that detracts from this film is the essence of the story and the silly ending; jarring slightly in the context of an otherwise wonderful film.