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  • Satan Met a Lady

    Satan Met a Lady

    ★★★

    "You know, even with me being pretty sure that you're trying to double cross me, and you being pretty sure that I'm trying to double cross you... being together has been grand."

    It's super obvious how much this adaptation of The Maltese Falcon was inspired by the success of The Thin Man. It's an accurate retelling of The Maltese Falcon with all the details changed (including Sam Spade becoming Ted Shane), I'm guessing this was to hide the fact they…

  • The Thin Man Goes Home

    The Thin Man Goes Home

    ★★★½

    "I think he hurt his head Mrs. Charles, he's been saying something about not drinking nothing but cider."

    Definitely one of the better ones in the series, while I didn't actually find the mystery all that interesting the characters are in top form again (I'm guessing the new director had something to do with it.) Nora and Asta thankfully have more to do in this one, the baby is omitted (thankfully), and we see Nick as we've never seen him before... trying to impress someone and (mostly) sober!

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  • Birdboy: The Forgotten Children

    Birdboy: The Forgotten Children

    ★★★½

    I don't think I fully "got it", but I really, really dug it.

    How come other countries can do animated features for adults, and when Americans try it we just get Sausage Party?

  • Pitfall

    Pitfall

    ★★★★

    "I not only have a drink, but I have a gun too."

    Two things I did not know before watching this film:
    1) "Insurance Salesman Noir" was a subgenre.
    2) I am a fan of said subgenre.