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  • The Truman Show
  • Punch-Drunk Love
  • Toy Story
  • Trainspotting

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  • The Gold Connection

    ★★★

  • Raiders of the Lost Ark

    ★★★½

  • A Hard Day's Night

    ★★★½

  • Dark City

    ★★★½

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  • The Gold Connection

    The Gold Connection

    ★★★

    Not a Brucesploitation movie, but a dirty, grimy, grungy, gritty Hong Kong crime action movie starring Bruce Li. The plot is dead simple: a few best bros living in Hong Kong find a box full of smuggled Vietnamese gold, but even arguing over what to do with the gold makes them too close to the organized crime ring it was meant for, and so they are marked to be killed off by gangsters. Imagine a dark, mean ‘70s thriller, every…

  • Raiders of the Lost Ark

    Raiders of the Lost Ark

    ★★★½

    A fantastic action movie, then when you have a second to breathe you think about how the movie really doesn’t make a strong case for the Nazis’ ability to even find these sacred artifacts without the help of the superior Indy... then you’re back in the next epic action scene! Whiz! Bang! Pow!

    Then all the Nazis die! Woohoo! Hell yeah! And then the literal Ark of the Covenant is put in storage, in a wooden crate, in a US military warehouse. Hooray... ?

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  • The Castle

    The Castle

    ★★

    I have an idea of how to improve this movie, and it would require only minimal editing... just take the narration— and yank it out! Simple!

  • Nashville

    Nashville

    ★★★★

    The high marks are certainly not an endorsement of the things some of these characters say, but rather an approval of Robert Altman’s impressionist take on the American South. White people obsessed with black people, men obsessed with women, Protestants obsessed with Catholics. In particular I was noticing how every last woman in the whole movie is pushed around by men in some way or another. I noticed it in scenes that depict gaslighting and emotional abuse - but I…