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The Hip Pocket

We all have movies we love.

Some of them are great movies. Some of them are terrible movies. Love does not care. Love is unreasonable. Love is blind. We love what we love, and the louder you love it, the better.

One of my favorite things is sharing a film I love with someone. Even if they don't love it the same way I do, that experience imparts something about you to that person. When you share something you love, you are sharing a part of yourself, and there is nothing more vulnerable or personal than that.

I don't think of these movies as the canon or the official library or anything that formal. These are all just movies I keep in my hip pocket, movies I've filed away as part of my own personal ongoing film festival as worthwhile and notable.

This is an ongoing list, one without an ending. This is The Hip Pocket.

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  • The Cable Guy
  • Gambit
  • Nevada Smith
  • Bell, Book and Candle
  • Eve's Bayou
  • The Virgin Suicides
  • A Shot in the Dark
  • The Heartbreak Kid
  • Homicide
  • The Age of Innocence
  • Freebie and the Bean
  • Quick Change
  • Rock 'n' Roll High School
  • Predator
  • Blow-Up
  • Hudson Hawk
  • Life of Brian
  • Sorcerer
  • Eraserhead
  • Ikiru
  • Brotherhood of the Wolf
  • Lawrence of Arabia
  • Boyhood
  • Do the Right Thing
  • The Thin Man
  • Heathers
  • The Muppet Movie
  • Hedwig and the Angry Inch