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  • The Warriors 1979

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 08 Jan, 2015

    I took my kids to a screening of this because the hell with it. My daughter, who is seven, said it was "pretty amazing." My son, who is six, slept through the last half hour; when he woke up, he said it was funny.

  • Night of the Living Dead 1968

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 08 Jan, 2015

    There's an entire microcosm of political debate in the character of the angry bald guy who keeps yelling at everyone to get in the basement, and it actually turns out that he was right, but nobody listened because he was a giant asshole about it.

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  • Eyes Wide Shut 1999

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 14 Nov, 2012 7

    One of my fondest moviegoing memories is the collective groan a frustrated opening weekend audience let out as Stanley Kubrick's elusive final film cut to black. It's a fair response, as Eyes Wide Shut deliberately upends our expectations; it's a movie that was sold on the promise of raunchy sex scenes featuring its then-married leads, but while there's plenty of skin throughout the film, the sex is as cold and alien as Crash (the Ballard book/Cronenberg film). I've heard a…

  • Drive 2011

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 27 Oct, 2012 2

    Took a break from horror to watch this last night with a friend who hadn't seen it; at the end, she said that it was very sweet. It was the fourth time I've watched Drive, and it struck me this time how much it's a film about loneliness. All of the audacious style, every beautifully composed shot, the incredible action sequences and moments of shocking violence, the amazing soundtrack, everything that makes Drive so memorable hinges on two characters, divided…