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  • Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

    Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

    ★★★½

    So this film is not perfect, we can all agree, but I believe it is Stevey's most unfairly hated film. And by Stevey I mean Georgie and it is a miracle that the film works for me at all in the shadow of big brother Lucas. It's a testament to the Talented Mr. Spielberg making lemonade out of George's lemons.

    Above all, I believe it's paced like a mother fucker. There really isn't any time wasted at a brisk two…

  • The Judge

    The Judge

    ★½

    Downey Jr.'s vanity needs to go on trial. Duvall on the other hand could easily be mistaken for 70ish, not 80-something. Good on him. Not many 80-somethings are still pushing this hard. And I do mean "pushing hard".

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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…