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  • Eyes of Laura Mars 1978

    ★★★ Watched 23 Apr, 2014 1

    Tommy Lee Jones in a foot chase with Brad Dourif is pretty much all I need to give this a pass. Talk about a film ripe for a remake..... but try using all the same actors and see what kind of movie you get. Faye looks like the creature from the black lagoon today. Maybe put her in a remake of that instead.

  • Figures in a Landscape 1970

    ★★★½ Watched 21 Apr, 2014 2

    Deliberately vague experiment in atmosphere, Figures in a Landscape begins with bare minimum information but grabs you right away with mysterious urgency. Two men, escaped from an undisclosed location in an unnamed Latin American jungle, are suddenly running for their lives, hands tied behind their backs, under constant threat of a hovering helicopter for reasons never made explicit. The men are Robert Shaw and Malcolm McDowell. The director is Joseph Losey. That may be all you need to jump head…

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  • Die Hard 1988

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 19 Dec, 2012 16

    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 2010

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 13 May, 2013 8

    "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…