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  • Conflict

    Conflict 1945

    ★★½ Watched 08 Jun, 2015

    An average film noir starring Humphrey Bogart and Sydney Greenstreet.

    Good: The performances of Bogart and Greensteet are the highlights of the movie. Even though I assumed how the story would end, I still enjoyed the mystery.
    Bad: There was something bland about the movie overall.
    Meh: That sure was a lot of work for one crime, seems improbable.

    "I knew everything there was to know, but I didn't know enough to get married."

  • Gilda

    Gilda 1946

    ★★★½ Watched 08 Jun, 2015

    Gilda is a classic film noir that is sexy, twist and perverse. The story doesn't always make sense to me but Rita Hayworth gives an iconic performance.

    Good: Hayworth's doing of "Put the Blame on Mame" is one of the best lip-sync performances in a movie; she dominates the movie.
    Bad: I find myself a bit puzzled by character motivation, probably due to script censorship. Hayworth's character is on one hand a femme fatale but at the same time a…

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  • Jaws

    Jaws 1975

    ★★★★★ Added 7

    The fact that I was not allowed to see this movie when I was young only added to the mystique. I knew it was going to be awesome and it did not disappoint. The music is perfect and sets the right creepy tone putting me on the edge of my seat. Roy Scheider was perfect as the police chief uncomfortable with the water and forced to deal with the crisis, weighing the needs of the townspeople with the safety of…

  • Reservoir Dogs

    Reservoir Dogs 1992

    ★★★★½ Added

    Since seeing this movie, I have never been able to hear Stealers Wheel's "Stuck in the Middle With You" without thinking of Michael Madsen and his dance as he tortured a captured policeman.

    I watched this movie knowing nothing about it one night and I was hooked. Tarantino has a gift for dialogue like none other. I love the pop culture references, the snappiness of the exchanges and yes the profanity. The soundtrack for the movie was perfect, the juxtaposition…