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  • Best Seller

    Best Seller

    ★★★

    "Willpower is what distinguishes the amateur from the professional."

    James Woods as an amoral psychopath? Sorry, that's a pretty hard sell, movie.

    But seriously, this is an entertaining slice of cop-movie cheese with a corporate-conspiracy chaser courtesy of screenwriter Larry Cohen, who adds a fair bit of punch to the interplay between Brian Dennehy's honest cop/crime writer and Woods as the stone-cold killer eager to take down his former boss, who's unwisely put him out to pasture. (It helps that…

  • Scott Walker: 30 Century Man

    Scott Walker: 30 Century Man

    ★★★★

    "Everything in my world is big. It's way out of proportion."

    The late Scott Walker was an unknown quantity to me until fairly recently, but I liked what I heard of his early recordings with the Walker Brothers and his first four solo albums. That was the extent of my exposure to his work, though, a circumstance I am now in the process of correcting, beginning with a long-overdue viewing of this essential documentary covering his erratic life and increasingly…

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  • Gaslight

    Gaslight

    What's that? You say there's a movie called Gaslight? Sorry, dear. Never heard of it. You must have imagined the whole thing.

  • Saving Christmas

    Saving Christmas

    This "film" has a running time of about 79 minutes. Here's how that breaks down:

    5.5% - Kirk Cameron's smug, hot chocolate-obsessed introduction
    3% - A seemingly unmotivated cutaway to what looks like a much more interesting movie but is, in fact, not (Bonus: We get to see this footage again in its entirety when it's placed in the proper context)
    2.5% - Cheaply animated opening credits set to a ska cover of "Silent Night"
    7.5% - Kirk's "brother-in-law" --…