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  • The Godfather

    The Godfather

    ★★★★★

    Beyond cliche, transcendent in performance and craft, it remains one of the best viewing experiences I've had. Pacino is a caged animal and acts like he doesn't want to be in the movie-- he just has to be.

  • Multiple Maniacs

    Multiple Maniacs

    ★★★½

    John Waters and Divine are like Marty and Leo.

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  • Career Opportunities

    Career Opportunities

    ★★★

    I want to live in a world where I scroll down my DirecTV guide and see this playing on HBO at 8pm and 5am every day, forever.

  • Johnny Handsome

    Johnny Handsome

    ★★★★

    A solid B noir elevated by a sense of the mythic, like Angel Heart (of which it shares a creepy number of parallels) Johnny Handsome is concerned with themes of identity and the idea of a man who has physically transformed himself but in the end, can't escape his fate. Rourke is arguably the only actor who could pull this off with such conviction-- the performance is vulnerable, straight-forward and mostly lacking in irony despite its concept. The ending is downright brutal . The cast is stacked and delivers across the board-- more Ellen Barkin please.