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  • Lawman

    Lawman

    ★★★

    "I'm a lawman. Do you know what a lawman is, Crowe? He's a killer of men. That's what the job calls for. There are new ways to put it, but it reads the same. That's the difference between us, and it's all the difference I need."

    Lawman revisits most of the familiar classic themes of the American western, albeit a lot darker and with much more gore. In the 1970s, the American western was clearly dying, or in fact already…

  • Sicario: Day of the Soldado

    Sicario: Day of the Soldado

    ★★★½

    "A beautiful day. A blue sky. A large caliber weapon. I love getting out of the office."

    This quote pretty much sums up the entire movie. It's a shame, as I was really looking forward to the sequel of the instant classic Sicario. Without Emily Blunt, Sicario: Day of the Soldado is left without any moral focal point. Something even the total bad-ass Josh Brolin and Benicio del Toro can't compensate. The movie has so much potential, but it never really paid off. Let's hope Denis Villeneuve returns to direct the third Sicario installment.

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  • The Searchers

    The Searchers

    ★★★★★

    Europe has Homer's Odyssey, the Americans have John Ford's The Searchers. The movie is the essence of the American west, it's final scene the essence of moviemaking.

  • Ace in the Hole

    Ace in the Hole

    ★★★★★

    "I met a lot of hard-boiled eggs in my life, but you - you're twenty minutes."

    Ace in the Hole (or The Big Carnaval as it was originally called - I'm glad they settled on Ace in the Hole) might be one of my favorite Billy Wilder movies. It's both an immensely dark, cynical film noir and at times also really funny. The script is just great and from what I understand, could be part biographical since Billy Wilder worked…