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  • Hickey & Boggs 1972

    ★★½ Watched 17 Sep, 2014

    Not exactly one of the better detective thriller films especially in a post "French Connection" world. The worst part of the film is the title characters, as they represent something but the idea never gets fully fledged out as it gets lost in the convoluted plot.

    What is of note is that the film is a precursor to the bi racial buddy cop film that Walter Hill would write the template for in "48 Hrs". There are racial elements present…

  • Popeye 1980

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 17 Sep, 2014

    Required viewing for all recent filmmakers adapting "built in fan base" properties. Altman "gets it" while making it completely his own.

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  • The Royal Tenenbaums 2001

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 23 Mar, 2014

    "The Needle In The Hay" / "I'm going to kill myself tomorrow" scene may be Anderson's best.

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pyBB7y8fDU

    Between Luke Wilson taking off the layers he has hid behind, the choice of music, and the Graduate inspired quick cut flashbacks of his life and loved ones, Anderson creates the most tragically heartbreaking moment in his canon.

  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 14 May, 2014 3

    In order to appreciate this new installment to the unwanted addition of Spider-Man films we must drop this act that it is "unwanted". I even find myself falling into the repetitive lines of "unnecessary reboot" or "comic book film for the tweens" when it comes to talking about these films, but about half way through this movie I remembered I liked the first one.

    The villains are weak in the film, I do not necessarily even like the performances of…