A Clockwork Orange (1971)

One of the most stylized depictions of violence & teenage spirit ever filmed with a cleverly-meta juxtaposition of insouciant classical waltzes & sadistic thrills by its psychologically-twisted protagonist, A.C.O.’s striking dystopian mastercraft. 9.4/10.
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M (1931)

A skin-crawling crime film with noir/arthouse elements, a legendary Lorre performance, terrific Fritz Lang direction laden with mystery, and stark ponderances on society and criminality decades ahead of its time. 8.8/10.
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Fight Club (1999)

One of the most outrageous/incendiary masterpieces to ever come out Hollywood, Fincher’s Fight Club packs a punch with wild sociopathic satire, sensory overload-action pieces, and masterfully-contorted plot structure meriting academia. 9.4/10.
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Psycho (1960)

A legacy of immortality jumpstarting horror & creating slashers with a once-in-a-lifetime Shower Scene that changed the course of cinematic history, Hitchcock’s Psycho: voyeuristic, avant-garde horror/thriler/noir/detectve masterpiece. 9.8/10.
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Breathless (1960)

A beautiful, sweeping example of the French New Wave, Jean-Luc Godard’s indie masterpiece rewrote every rule of narrative construction & revitalized a medium, paradigmatically and stylishly-liberating the once-caged artform of cinema. 10/10.
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Seven Samurai (1956)

A bravura piece of filmmaking & the crown jewel of Akira Kurosawa’s filmography, 7S changed cinema’s landscape with action movies – boasting complexity, camera kineticism, legendary chambara, revolutionized narrative style, pure culture. 10/10.
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