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  • The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

    The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

    ★★★★

    Three men, including one grizzled old-timer, go on an obsessive quest into the heart of nature during which madness starts to take over. It’s basically Jaws with gold instead of a shark.

  • Sour Grapes

    Sour Grapes

    Introduced this at the Larry David Festival in London. It got some big laughs but I get the sense I'm the only person on earth who truly loves this film.

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  • Sour Grapes

    Sour Grapes

    ★★★★★

    This column originally appeared in The Independent on Sunday:

    Sour Grapes was released in 1998 and marked Larry David’s first artistic endeavour after Seinfeld.

    The plot involves two cousins, Richie and Evan, who head to Atlantic City for a weekend of gambling. Richie hits the jackpot on a slot machine and the only issue is that Evan lent him the two quarters he used on the winning spin and feels he is entitled to at least half the money. Chaos…

  • Birdman

    Birdman

    ★★

    A stupid person's idea of a clever film.