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  • Something Wild
  • Dudes
  • Phantom of the Paradise

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  • The Postman Always Rings Twice

    ★★

  • The Mechanic

    ★★★★½

  • Nope

    ★★★½

  • Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    ★★★½

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  • The Postman Always Rings Twice

    The Postman Always Rings Twice

    ★★

    So, so tepid. Nothing moves here - there's zero chemistry between a miscast Jack Nicholson and an under-utilized Jessica Lange. It's one long eye-roll, let me tell ya.

  • The Mechanic

    The Mechanic

    ★★★★½

    Solid flick that goes from point A to B without any zigs or zags. The only minor quibble I have is it sometimes inches towards James Bond territory, but it wisely pulls back from anything over the top. It's a Master/Apprentice story that pulls no punches with an ending that made me physically move off the couch. No small feat, that.

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  • The Swimmer

    The Swimmer

    ★★★★½

    “He turned head on tail, tail in head
    He thinks that this cycle will get him ahead
    Leaden-limbed, his state becomes alarming
    Progress expected, not forthcoming
    The effect is graceful, but the progress is nil
    It is what he was born to, to swim and to swim"

    - Wire, “Our Swimmer"

    Burt Lancaster wants to swim his way home. To do this, he has to hike up to every house in between his farthest neighbor and his own, taking a…

  • Zodiac

    Zodiac

    ★★★★★

    David Fincher's magnum opus has three masterful acts - The Horror Show, The Police Procedural and the Private Eye Case.

    How did I forget Anthony Edwards was in this (and how damn good he is), and did I pass out at some point and and miss all the Brian Cox as Melvin Belli scenes? Also, does anybody else see the parallels between Jake Gyllenhaal's Robert Graysmith and Richard Dreyfuss' Roy Neary in Close Encounters?