CrustyChalupa

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Favorite films

  • The Straight Story
  • Freddy Got Fingered
  • Truck Turner
  • Mad Max 2

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  • Barbarian

  • The Wild Bunch

  • Ride Lonesome

  • Spider-Man: No Way Home

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  • Heat

    Heat

    Officially Inducted as One of THE BEST ONES EVER on August 17, 2022. This one has been a long time coming.

    When the frame where those car windows shatter because of the shockwave from the explosive charges is just about the sixth best in the entire movie (but if you ask me, I think it's top three), you know you have quite the gem on your hands. I think this (4th?) rewatch has certified this as one of THE BEST…

  • War of the Worlds

    War of the Worlds

    ★★★★½

    Spielberg showcases how humanity changes when their entire environment undergoes a dramatic transition, on a scale never realized before. Sheer chaos gives way to unparalleled confusion, which gives way to unflinching pride (or naive heroism, depends on the individual who's asked). The similes to the event that changed the world are startling and chilling. The dust, the carnage, the debris. Undeniably eerie. Tom Cruise puts the drama on his shoulders and he hits a grand slam. I'm a smidge upset…

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  • Barbarian

    Barbarian

    Go into this as blind as you possibly can. Takes a little bit to warm up, but once it gets into that crazy groove, it's a hell of a time. Went to see this at an AMC and a dude put his nasty fucking feet up right next to my friend. Cool that all the filmmakers want the theaters to survive, and by God, they should, but will they say that when they spend considerable time experiencing suburban Colorado's worst AMC?

  • Ride Lonesome

    Ride Lonesome

    One of the best ending shots of any western? I, for one, definitely think it is. Beautifully shot, tightly plotted film about a bounty hunter who encounters a plethora of hindrances and obstacles when he tries to escort a fugitive to Santa Cruz. Notable for the film acting debut of James Coburn, as well as a villainous role for Lee Van Cleef (I do wish he had gotten more screen time). Eastmancolor Cinemascope is outstanding; the colors on display here are astonishing.

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  • Gravity

    Gravity

    ★★★★★

    Gravity is a film that deserves it's praise and recognition. There is no other film like it, nor will there be for a long time.

    Alfonso Cuaron's entrancing experience deserves to be seen on the largest screen possible, with the best sound system, and I dare say this.....in 3 dimensions. All three of these qualities mesh together to pull you and the audience into Space. A damn fine setting, indeed.

    Gravity is a 90 minute thriller in the deadliest setting…

  • Evil Dead II

    Evil Dead II

    ★★★★

    I sure love me some good ole' cheesy horror.

    Sam Raimi is probably the best at making horror movies with elements you can't take seriously, and that makes his movies more fun. The first Evil Dead was just a straight up horror classic. Evil Dead II had some horror elements but a little bit of humor, too. Army of Darkness is just fucking awesome.

    But i'll be focusing on Evil Dead II, a sequel that's scary and terrifically badass.

    Evil…