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  • The Chase

    The Chase

    ★★

    The gimmick being that the whole film is a high speed chase on a freeway, but then the literal chase takes a backseat to painful Charlie Sheen and Kristy Swanson flirting where they are completely ignoring the twelve cops on their tail to indulge in some sexy time at 60 miles per hour.

    It's cheap, it's poorly edited, it's poorly shot, it's crawling with character actors and it's a water balloon to the face of 90s nostalgia. And it blows…

  • Wild Wild West

    Wild Wild West

    ★★

    "That's it, no more Mr. Knife guy."

    Before The Lone Ranger there was Wild Wild West. Gore Verbinski had Jonny Depp and the Pirates films and Barry Sonnenfeld had Will Smith and the Men in Black films. Then they all made absurdly expensive westerns that belly-flopped at the box office and everyone went home a little sore from the "whooping" the public gave them, as James West puts it.

    Will Smith turned down The Matrix to make this and turned…

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  • Die Hard

    Die Hard

    ★★★★★

    A simple fact: action movies have been neutered, half-baked, half-written and served cold for children with Attention Deficit Disorder. Die Hard has aged into a lost art. It has a wholly original, unpredictable screenplay, crisp with sharp dialogue matched with badass line delivery through the mouths of believable human characters (This sentence alone cannot be attributed to a single modern action film). There is a tight plot that gradually escalates, accumulating ZERO gaps in logic equaling to not a single…

  • True Grit

    True Grit

    ★★★★★

    "Time just gets away from us."

    Only the Coens. The most authentic western in modern memory, only the Coens could accomplish what they do here and they warrant rewatchability to spare. For one, the Coens are masters of language. Always have been, always will be. The way they go about capturing the Old West linguistics and dialects and transplant them into unique and unusual accents of characters is an absolute treat to experience and in the process, transplants the viewer…