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  • Double Indemnity 1944

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 17 Apr, 2014

    Is there honestly anything better than watching Fred MacMurray and Barbara Stanwick deliver the following dialogue?

    Phyllis: Mr. Neff, why don't you drop by tomorrow evening about eight-thirty. He'll be in then.

    Walter Neff: Who?

    Phyllis: My husband. You were anxious to talk to him weren't you?

    Walter Neff: Yeah, I was, but I'm sort of getting over the idea, if you know what I mean.

    Phyllis: There's a speed limit in this state, Mr. Neff. Forty-five miles an hour.…

  • Lawrence of Arabia 1962

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 14 Apr, 2014 1

    Earlier this week I got the chance to see 'Lawrence of Arabia' in the historic Cinerama Dome at the Arclight here in Hollywood and it was every bit as remarkable as I had imagine it would be.
    What really struck me about the experience though was how it made me think back to when I first saw the film on my 19-inch bedroom television in my early teen years. Even though the visual experience couldn't compare to how I saw…

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  • Argo 2012

    ★★★★★ Added 1

    If someone had told me ten years ago that Ben Affleck was about to direct three standout films in a row with the third film destined for numerous Oscar nominations, I would have slapped said person hard and unleashed a barrage of expletives at him/her with a thick (and horribly fake) Boston accent. At the time no one would have thought me out of line, but sure enough, Affleck has proven me wrong in a very big way.

    In many…

  • Bowling for Columbine 2002

    ★★★★★ Added

    Michael Moore has the power to turn people against each other in record time if you happen to disagree on his merits as a documentary filmmaker but with Bowling For Columbine I truly believe he defined a time period of American history better than any other cinematic resource. He asks some very difficult questions here that ultimately can't be answered definitively but as a conversation starter this is perfection.
    The saddest thing about it though is that 10 years later…