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  • Halloween

    Halloween

    ★★★★

    1. I have to admit I spent the first act of the film with a giant lump in my throat--in a good way. Here I was watching an actual Halloween movie for the first time on a giant screen with that Carpenter score and it was all singing off of the screen to me. Then Michael put his mask on for the first time and there was a sudden swell of emotion to my head and my eyes watered. The…

  • Poor Pretty Eddie

    Poor Pretty Eddie

    ★★★½

    A hicksploitation horror show where the horror is this rabbit hole of sleazy, demented, backwoods Southern gothic in the vein of Texas Chainsaw Massacre but depicted as a thriving, systemic ecosystem of trailer park obscenity, which in many ways is even scarier than the pure insanity of Chainsaw. Caught in the middle is a black pop star portrayed remarkably by the great Leslie Uggams. It's as if she is walking off of the blacksploitation genre into the seedy hicksploitation underworld…

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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…