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  • Hard Boiled Mahoney

    Hard Boiled Mahoney

    ★★★½

    The 6th film of the series, opened in 1947, is in the upper echelon of the Bowery Boys. The "boys" in there early pictures displayed a nice young look and the film gives us a feeling of the middle to late 40s as films go. That is refreshing for one that have viewed all the flicks. The play on words by Slip and the one liners by Sach are ever entertaining. Have the DVD and viewed on TCM on a good Saturday morning in May 2020 as the cities burn.

  • Uncut Gems

    Uncut Gems

    ★★★★½

    One of the best directed and acted films of the year. Adam Sandler gives a great performance in this uneasy look at a man on the edge of making the score of his life. A Jewish take is eye opening. Idina Mendel as the wife and Julia Fox as the other woman are strong with Kevin Garnett showing he can do more than play basketball. This one is all in for the ride, an uneasy one from the start. Have the blue ray.

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  • Phantom of the Paradise

    Phantom of the Paradise

    ★★★★★

    Finally out of the closet. Where in the fuck was I in 1974? I was 21 and how in the fuck did I miss this flick? That is a question I will have to ask myself, from now, at age 67, till I die. More to follow when I calm down.

  • Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    ★★★★★

    As a sixteen year old on the night of the Sharon Tate killings, the effect was little more than a footnote in my brain’s card catalog. I had viewed all of her films (yes, I got into the theater to see “Valley of the Dolls” which I did not like). At the time, late 60’s, I wondered why anyone like Charles Manson and family would want butcher people and hang Tate after stabbing her, a woman with child. That imagined…