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  • The Big Sleep

    The Big Sleep

    ★★★★½

    From watching The Big Sleep one can concur...
    *It's always rainy and foggy in Los Angeles
    *Folks just like to gather 'round and sing at their local casino
    *Philip Marlowe is the Nat'l Rifle Ass' No. 1 enemy
    *Philip Marlowe will out-smoke you, out-drink you and outwit you
    *Every woman wants to fuck Philip Marlowe
    *If you weren't Philip Marlowe, women were running the show ("A half-smart guy, that's what I always draw. Never once a man who's smart all…

  • Night Moves

    Night Moves

    ★★★★

    Sometimes this feels like a really good, cinematic version of "The Rockford Files". Hackman is always interesting to watch as private detective Harry Moseby (he feels like he's been that character for years). He's barely keeping his biz above water in tight times and his wife is screwing around to boot. The mystery itself is not as compelling as the acting, Mid-70s LA (we get to see a Rams game) and noirish direction by Arthur Penn. There's also the gleaming…

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