AuteurTheory

"I hate life! The torment, the cruelty of it." -Limelight

Favorite films

  • The Passion of Joan of Arc
  • Hardware
  • The Death King
  • Mondo Weirdo

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  • Jesse James

    ★★★½

  • Dangerously Close

    ★★★★

  • Crime of Passion

    ★★★★

  • Out of Bounds

    ★★★½

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  • Jesse James

    Jesse James

    ★★★½

    JESSE JAMES has an amazing cast. Look at all those character actors. It’s like a John Ford film. 
    The Jesse James of this movie is the Jesse James of legend. It has absolutely nothing to do with real life. Just keep that in mind and you’ll be fine. 
    Is Tyrone Power a good Jesse James, though? Not particularly. He has too much gentleness to him, not enough ferocity. He doesn’t seem rugged or tough. Luckily Henry Fonda is great as…

  • Dangerously Close

    Dangerously Close

    ★★★★

    It’s another “punks on the loose” film! A genre I love so much I coined the name! At least, I think I did. 
    Actually, wait a second. The punks are the standard kids in this school. The fascists are actually the preppies. I like that. Preppies On the Loose. 
    Depeche Mode is on the soundtrack, which is awesome. I think I heard FYC, too. TSOL, Lords of the New Church. 
    It may be ridiculous, eighties style, but it’s one of…

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  • Thief

    Thief

    ★★★★½

    I’ve never liked a Michael Mann film, but I have such a good feeling about this one I picked up the Criterion BluRay. I also hear it might have been an influence on Drive, so let’s find out...
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    Oh god yes. Gimme that rain soaked neon synth city shit all day. 
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    I was like “how is Jon Belushi so thin?” Then I remembered Jim Belushi exists. 
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    Willie Nelson. 
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    OK, our protagonist is not a good guy.…

  • The Devils

    The Devils

    ★★★★

    I’m too tired to write about this debauched classic, but the crocodile was amazing. 
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    I ended up going to bed and finishing it today, but I couldn’t post this without saying a few things. For example, the hunchbacked nun (Vanessa Redgrave) is a great character, it might make my list of favorites. I couldn’t possibly go without mentioning how comical Oliver Reed looks as Jesus (luckily that was a short sequence). His head is just so damn wide and…