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  • The Fury

    The Fury 1978

    ★★★★ Rewatched 27 May, 2016

    With the steady influx of psychic power films following the success of Carrie, it felt as if the gimmick could and would go anywhere, as evidenced by De Palma's follow up, The Fury, which seemingly adapts to a new narrative style with each evolving sequence. It is a formless grab bag of goodies, at once suspenseful, comical and confounding, sometimes all within the same shot. It's a borderline mess. But boy oh boy is De Palma's camera sexy as hell…

  • Gods of Egypt

    Gods of Egypt 2016

    ★★★ Watched 24 May, 2016

    Expensive schlock but totally unapologetic, which is the key to enjoying schlock. There is little to latch onto as far as plot, motivation and logic go but it is clear the film is not all that interested in those things and instead wants to push the camp factor to its limits, elevating itself from similar films like After Earth, 10,000 B.C., John Carter and Exodus: Gods and Kings, which all strive to minimize camp at every opportunity. And remember that…

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  • Die Hard

    Die Hard 1988

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 19 Dec, 2012 18

    A simple fact: action movies have been neutered, half-baked, half-written and served cold for children with Attention Deficit Disorder. Die Hard has aged into a lost art. It has a wholly original, unpredictable screenplay, crisp with sharp dialogue matched with badass line delivery through the mouths of believable human characters (This sentence alone cannot be attributed to a single modern action film). There is a tight plot that gradually escalates, accumulating ZERO gaps in logic equaling to not a single…

  • True Grit

    True Grit 2010

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 13 May, 2013 9

    "Time just gets away from us."

    Only the Coens. The most authentic western in modern memory, only the Coens could accomplish what they do here and they warrant rewatchability to spare. For one, the Coens are masters of language. Always have been, always will be. The way they go about capturing the Old West linguistics and dialects and transplant them into unique and unusual accents of characters is an absolute treat to experience and in the process, transplants the viewer…