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  • 12 Angry Men

    12 Angry Men 1957

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 02 Aug, 2015

    A good movie is three good scenes and no bad scenes. '12 Angry Men' is one great scene and a dozen "oh SHIT" moments. It defies "good movie", and is instead a FUCKING MASTERPIECE

  • Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation

    Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation 2015

    ★★★★½ Watched 01 Aug, 2015

    Is this the best 'M:I' movie? Maybe. It's the only one I've seen in the theater, so it's certainly the best 'M:I' experience I've had. Maybe if I look back, 'Rogue Nation' might not be the best one, but if it's not, then it's definitely second best.

    The action is spectacular. The mood is jovial. The plot is silly. The whole shebang is a great deal of fun. 'Rogue Nation' delivered exactly everything a 'M:I' film should.

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  • L.A. Confidential

    L.A. Confidential 1997

    ★★★★½ Watched 03 Dec, 2012 1

    Curtis Hanson's L.A. Confidential is a jazzy crime drama that pays homage to film-noir that preceeded, namely Chinatown.

    The performances are memorable, and each character is interesting enough to make you anticipate their next appearance. In my eye, Russell Crowe and Kim Basinger were standouts as a man-beating detective and a prostitute that looks like Veronica Lake.

    I'm going to keep the plot very... hush-hush. This is a film for you to discover for yourself.

  • Mean Streets

    Mean Streets 1973

    ★★★★★ Watched 22 Aug, 2013 1

    Of all the character's in Martin Scorsese's first masterpiece Mean Streets, the most important is the streets of Little Italy. The streets are not mean, they are made mean by the greedy hoodlums that reside on such roads. De Niro steals the show as a debt-heavy, trigger-happy hoodlum Jonny Boy. Harvey Kietel's duty as a conflicted man between mob and religion is good too. Scorsese's use of familiar locations, color, and music work beautifully. It's a wonderful precursor to GoodFellas.

    Maybe someday I will watch this and GoodFellas back-to-back. That wouldn't be bad.

    EDIT: My grammar here blows. Oh well.