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  • Creep

    Creep 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 29 Aug, 2015

    Sleek and amusing, an eerie take on the perils of mysterious Help Wanted ads. Aptly builds unease and sustains it until the end, even if the final moments are perhaps a bit too ludicrous.

  • Enemy at the Gates

    Enemy at the Gates 2001

    ★★½ Rewatched 17 Aug, 2015

    Some interesting moments and performances really can't save this. It's too melodramatic, too saturated with mawkish music, too stagey at times, with not enough actual sniper action. And, in case it never crossed your mind, that 7.62x54r shot to Ed Harris' hand would have sent him back to Berlin a cripple, not ding it like a severe mosquito bite.

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  • Live Free or Die Hard

    Live Free or Die Hard 2007

    ★★★½ Watched 27 Jun, 2007 2

    Myopic fanboys largely just complained that this didn't have enough profanity, but as an exciting look at another bad day for Willis' John McClane, this does the trick. Wiseman's competent handling of action scenes is bolstered by Willis' enthusiastic performance, while the pacing makes it feel leaner than it actually is. Serious foul with the fighter jet/semi-truck battle, though, a scene so stupid and unnecessary that it nearly wrecks the climax.

  • Escape from New York

    Escape from New York 1981

    ★★★★ Added

    Kurt Russell always sat on the periphery of the A-list, a charming lead, convincing macho man, and fine actor, a household name yet never the sort of star who put asses in the seats by his name alone. This movie features perhaps his defining performance as Snake Plissken, a gunfighter whose ruthlessness is weighted by a conscience, a dry joker who cares for the decent people who cross his path and yet is content to watch the whole world come crashing down. People are worth saving, humanity isn't, every good anti-hero knows. Expect this role at the top of Russell's obituary, and with good reason.