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Top 4 are interesting lesser seen films that need more love. Every film for me starts as a 2/5.
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Favorite films

  • Ennio: The Maestro
  • El Topo
  • Ali: Fear Eats the Soul
  • The Green Ray

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  • Heist

    ★★★½

  • The Unknown Girl

    ★★½

  • Harper

    ★★★

  • The Drowning Pool

    ★★★

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  • Heist

    Heist

    ★★★½

    I just read a review that objected to the Hackman/Pidgeon age-gap and the racist old white men in this film. The same reviewer then proceeded to heap praise on the latest Downton Abbey film. I've always struggled with accurate applications of irony but in this case I think I'm on solid ground.

    What is most striking is how Mamet's dialogue sounds a lot like he is actively trying to craft cool cinematic lines. This is not something that I have…

  • The Unknown Girl

    The Unknown Girl

    ★★½

    A caring and earnest young doctor decides to go a little too far when she is overwhelmed with guilt, when she discovers that a dead girl tried her free clinic door afterhours.

    This premise is interesting but rather procedural and my limited knowledge of the Dardennes tells me that the brothers usually don't bother with such rote material. The ensuing second and third acts involve Haenel very quietly going around doing what would, in genre, be the work of a…

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  • The Drowning Pool

    The Drowning Pool

    ★★★

    Viewed as a cousin of Night Moves, this Newman vehicle is actually a sequel to 1966's Harper. The character is the same and the noir elements are all present and correct although relocated from LA to New Orleans.

    Melanie Griffith, again, lolitas her way through a questionable plot involving older men and mysterious father figures but this takes second place to the killing of the matriarchal figure who controls much of the business trajectory of the baddies.

    Andrew Robinson, forever…

  • Pleasure

    Pleasure

    ★★★

    LIST OF PERFORMERS WHO DIED IN THE LAST 5 YEARS FROM SUICIDE/DRUGS/ACCIDENT

    Kitty Catherine/Meghana Lynn, Cody Lane, Anastasia Blue, Amber Rayne, Violet Rain, Natasha Vega, Sophia Moon, Yuritzan Beltran, Xander Scott, Angelina Please, Eric Michaels, Rod DuPree, Earl Slate
    Christian, EsSeilna Moon, DB Cooper, Brad Davis
    Hole Hunter, Houston Uluvpunani, Gunner Dex, Kyle Dean, Nikki Kyle, Kasey Chase, Natasha Nunez, Tyler White, Roxy Nicole, Booker , Blanka Chanel, Bianca Chavez, Bobby VItale, Loni Evans, Calisyn Heart, Tristan Paris, January Seraph,…