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  • The Trial 1962

    ★★★ Watched 10 Jan, 2015

    Lots of great care in character action & brilliant angles. I do wonder sometimes about the audio editing work, however.
    Thematically, you might also look up Anthony Perkins' role in "Evening Primrose." Shorter, certainly but a great pairing.

  • Still Alice 2014

    ★★★ Watched 08 Jan, 2015

    A pretty solid horror movie (minus Freddy).

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  • Jackass: The Movie 2002

    ★★★★ Rewatched 18 Jan, 2012

    I was there opening weekend. However, I'd never seen Jackass' MTV iteration. Walking into this mindless entertainment was unexpected then, but somehow still as enjoyable 10 years later... with the exception of the Snow Cone & the Papercuts. Because I'm still as much of a wuss as I was 10 years ago & can't watch those.

  • Witness for the Prosecution 1957

    ★★★★ Watched 13 Jan, 2012

    Despite the over-hyped 'Chicago', Billy Wilder proves that films glaringly translated from the stage, can still most assuredly work much of it from the casting (apologies to Zeta-Jones). Charles Laughton chewing up scenery & cigars alike with equal zeal. While Marlene Dietrich paving the way for femme fatales right up through Neve Campbell's Wild Things turn. But a minor joy was the final pairing of Elsa Lanchester & Laughton. They'd worked together for so long, this version of their respective foils contain the giddy, if predictable, arc. But that's not the point.
    Just don your monocle & watch this beastie.