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  • Bus Stop

    Bus Stop

    ★★★

    Just watched Bus Stop (1956)...a lightweight Marilyn Monroe film which the Techincolor and outdoor locations pop off the screen. A bit by the numbers for my taste...people who dislike rodeos will hate it 🤔 6/10 on the F 'O' M.

  • Trash Fire

    Trash Fire

    ★★★★½

    After feeling so-so on Bates's Suburban Gothic (2014) I was still hopeful that was a misfire after the excellent Excision (2012)...Trash Fire is definitely my favorite out of the 3 of his films. Nasty, depressing, angry... with an ending I wasn't expecting but much appreciated. I'll lower my initial rating to a 9/10. How he creates an entire film on one camera setup and makes it still interesting? I don't know but it works.

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  • Vertigo

    Vertigo

    ★★★★½

    OK, so I finally got around to viewing Vertigo (1958)...much has been written about the film so I will be brief here. It's a really good one, that has a dragging bit in the middle and then blasts out in the last half. It is perfection how the film flips unexpectedly. I was genuinely surprised by it. What slays me is the last 3rd of the film, it's like Hitchcock was laying it all out on the table how he…

  • Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai

    Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai

    ★★★★½

    Ghost Dog (1999) I have been picking up many of Jim Jarmusch's films up as of late since the ones I have seen thus far were really good. Anyway, Ghost Dog was next on the list. Forest Whitaker is Ghost Dog, a professional assassin with more quirks than average. It seems he follows the old Samurai Code and does everything by the book. The hit has to go in a particular order or he can't do it. He puts on…