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Michael Cimino United States, 1978

Filipe F. Coutinho's rating of the film The Deer Hunter

The performances man... the performances are just painfully raw and touching. We are yet to find this level of acting in contemporary cinema (except, perhaps, when Joaquin Phoenix is involved). The '70s not only stripped away convention that liberated filmmakers but ultimately transpired a sense of realism embraced by the performer who started to blur the line between fact and fiction.