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  • The Wild One

    The Wild One

    ★★★★½

    With the one, two, three punch of A STREETCAR NAMED DIRE, this film and ON THE WATERFRONT Brando cemented his legacy on film. Intense and brooding he was the anti-hero archetype and seemed more real than anyone on film.
    I have never seen this film until now and had kind of dismissed it as one of the many juvenile delinquent films that populated the fifties and sixties. As such, it held little interest to me. It is the risk that…

  • The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T.

    The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T.

    ★½

    This film is one of those lost films that I had heard about and was intrigued by but never had an opportunity to see. A film inspired and partially written by Dr. Seuss sounded like an amazing thing. There is a reason that this film is mostly forgotten.
    For a film that is based on whimsy it is criminal that it is so lifeless and dull without any energy. It lives in a dream and therefore has no stakes and…

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  • Gone Girl

    Gone Girl

    ★★★★★

    I love David Fincher's work. He has a distinct vision and style that is right up my alley. Some say it is pandering, playing up the obvious tropes; the dark, sickly lighting, the unpleasant look at the so-called normal life. But, man, I love it.
    I have noticed a trend in Fincher's work. A strong release followed by a lesser, but still solid, film. Seven>The Game, Fight Club>Panic Room, Zodiac>Benjamin Button, Social Network>Girl with Dragon Tattoo. Now we are up…

  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road

    ★★★★½

    I was really pleased to see all the great reviews coming in from everywhere about this film. A big Mad Max fan from way back, I was excited but a little nervous about how they would make this work. I have seen too many updates of my past go down in mediocrity. The previews were promising, but still carried the vibe that the movie was going to be amazing or an absolute failure.
    The movie is great! Miller has re-engineered…