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  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    ★★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    (This is a rough response on first watch. I'm going to watch this several thousand more times.)

    A film about how the internet, the literal internet and the thought technology of the internet, has liquefied the gap between reality and context. Or maybe, because I spend too much time on the internet, it's a movie about what David Fincher thinks about how you think, by applying the thought technology of the internet to the actual internet, the internet has liquefied…

  • The Glass Wall

    The Glass Wall

    ★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    The Glass Wall is the unusual story of Peter Kuban: a Hungarian refugee on the run from the immigration authorities in New York. Despite being a survivor of concentration camps who selflessly saved the life of a us soldier, he is callously told he doesn't have the right paper work and that he has to go back, despite his protesting this will mean certain death.

    Right from the off, The Glass Wall emphasizes that while it may be about to…

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  • The Killers

    The Killers

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    " 'Got anything to drink?' Al asked.

    'Silver beer, bevo, ginger-ale,' George said.

    'I mean you got anything to drink?'

    'Just those I said.'

    'This is a hot town,' said the other. 'What do they call it?'

    'Summit.'

    'Ever hear of it?' Al asked his friend.

    'No,' said the friend."

    - The Killers, Ernest Hemingway 1927

    I cannot think of many pieces of cinema I love as much as the opening of The Killers. It was one of the first…

  • Charley Varrick

    Charley Varrick

    ★★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Charley Varrick is deserving of the highest accolade possible for a 70s thriller: it feels like Richard Stark is somewhere deep inside it.

    However this rewatch focused me on Joe Don Baker's performance. Maybe it's because I'm rereading Careless Love (the miserable second half of Peter Guralnick's bizarre, definitive Elvis Autobiography) but his gruesome hitman Molly really stuck in my mind as the most charmless version of Elvis possible (AKA any of the tertiary members of the Memphis Mafia).

    Once…