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  • Don't Look Now

    Don't Look Now

    ★★★★★

    Julie Christie made four films in a row: McCabe & Mrs. Miller, Don't Look Now, Shampoo, Demon Seed. This is basically the hippest run for an actor of all time.

  • Brawl in Cell Block 99

    Brawl in Cell Block 99

    ★★★½

    If you combined some cells from Clint Eastwood and Jason Voorhees into a petrie dish and grew a hybrid human, it'd be Vince Vaughn in this film. I would call it Vaughn at his most comfortable in a dramatic film but Into the Wild exists so I cannot commit to that statement. Age has worn well on him though. As for S. Craig Zahler, judging by two films, he is certainly good at making you cringe at violence, and in…

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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…