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  • Grizzly Man

    Grizzly Man

    ★★★★

    Decided to give this one a rewatch out of the blue and I think I got even more out of it. The incredible story of Timothy Treadwell, a man who wanted to live with and look after wild grizzly bears and paid the ultimate price for living his dreams. Herzog is absolutely masterful with this one, using Treadwell’s remarkable footage to tell the story and balancing it with interviews of those who knew him and footage Herzog shot himself of…

  • The Birds

    The Birds

    ★★★★

    This one is kind of the end of Hitchcock's prime period, and it’s pretty much a monster movie. Some would say it was brilliant that Hitchcock made birds scary, but I never trusted the little, pretty buggers. Anyways, a meet-cute in a pet store has Tippi Hedren delivering love birds to a small coastal town as a practical joke/burn on handsome Rod Taylor. What’s so great about this is based on the title and poster, you know the birds are…

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  • The Trouble with Marnie

    The Trouble with Marnie

    ★★★★

    Another fantastic documentary by Bouzereau to go with the Hitchcock film. This one nearly hits an hour and goes into the surprisingly complicated history of bringing MARNIE to the screen. Once again, packed with interviews with those that were there as well as archival materials, it’s all you want.

  • The Departed

    The Departed

    ★★★½

    Seeing that documentary NOTES ON THE MAKING OF AN AMERICAN FILM floating around that was made during the production of this one, I thought I’d give it a respin before watching it. I’m glad I did. I think this one gets dismissed a bit since it’s a remake of a celebrated Hong Kong film INFERNAL AFFAIRS, but Scorsese makes it his own. Similar I guess to his work on CAPE FEAR. A jam packed cast where everyone is good despite…

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  • Marnie

    Marnie

    ★★★½

    Revisited this one, I think? I know I watched it before but I be damned if I could remember a thing about it. I think this one may be the start of Hitchcock's slide for me. It’s not bad. The cast is great and there are parts in this that show Hitchcock still operating at the top of his craft. The problem is it gets so bogged down in psycho-sexual explanations and what not that the pacing suffers so that…

  • Cannibal Holocaust

    Cannibal Holocaust

    ★★★★½

    It feels wrong to call this a classic, but it really is. It’s offensive, horrific, gross, and leaves you feeling almost despondent. Which means it absolutely succeeds in it’s goal in a way few films ever have. This was my 4th time watching it and it hasn’t lost any of it’s impact. It’s a real shame that they had to have animal cruelty in it. I can’t imagine the movie will ever have a better presentation than what GRINDHOUSE RELEASING has done with this blu-ray. If you’re a fan, it’s a must own.