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  • A Most Wanted Man 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 24 Oct, 2014

    A successful anti-thriller played with cool nuance by Philip Seymour Hoffman. Tests your patience a little bit, but rewards are aplenty.

  • Sleeper 1973

    ★★★★ Watched 23 Oct, 2014

    Why did Diane Keaton choose to follow Woody Allen's 'alien' on his journey? Maybe because Woody wrote and directed. The movie's flawed, and Allen give himself all the best lines, but the movie is entertaining none the less. Diane Keaton is probably this film's highlight as the film's eye candy and the funniest character of the film.

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  • 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 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.