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  • McCabe & Mrs. Miller

    McCabe & Mrs. Miller 1971

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 12 Feb, 2016 4

    The next time you find your local wind chill tipping into negative digits, consider it an invitation to spend some time with McCabe & Mrs. Miller. Robert Altman brings the cold, Leonard Cohen provides the blankets.

  • Deliverance

    Deliverance 1972

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 10 Feb, 2016

    The rapid zoom in on Burt as he's about to shoot an arrow into the mountain man rapist is the equivalent of the adrenalin shot in PULP FICTION. Gives me quite the rush. "Smoke that hillbilly" might have been a phrase I whispered with anticipation. Also one of the best cast films, at least from the 70s. Not just the four leads and the chemistry they exhibit, but the mountain people are maybe the creepiest antagonists captured on film and much of that is just finding the right faces and they sure succeeded there.

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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…