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  • The Crimson Kimono

    The Crimson Kimono

    ★★★★½

    1959 Ranked

    The Crimson Kimono is very entertaining. The film starts as a detective/mystery story, one that is quite aggressive in its tone and approach. The first few minutes are strippers, murder, bright lights and booming music. It morphs into an interesting noir take, complete with the elements we're used to seeing - femme fatales, mystery, shadows, procedural in its nature. But the film is also a buddy cop story. Charlie and Joe are great together, pivoting from caring to…

  • The Cable Guy

    The Cable Guy

    ★★★★★

    1996 Ranked
    Physically Owned Films

    An absolute masterpiece by Ben Stiller.

    The Cable Guy is wall-to-wall hilarious. Carrey is incredible in his performance, particularly in his physicality. He's strong, crazy, smooth, and vulnerable at all times. But this is not just a great comedy, The Cable Guy is also a straight-up horror movie. Like Carrey, the film is unhinged - not at all timid to dive deep into dark areas. Being the only one with Broderick who understands the danger…

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  • The 'Burbs

    The 'Burbs

    ★★★★★

    1989 Ranked
    Physically Owned Films

    Let's talk about Rick Ducommun's performance and Joe Dante's direction in the kitchen scene. Not only is Ducommun hilarious in his dialogue delivery, but he is layering on so many small physical elements that just work wonderfully:
    - he eats like a slob, with syrup literally dripping out of his mouth
    - he puts an empty syrup bottle back in the fridge and pulls out a new one
    - he does not seem to enjoy…

  • That's Life!

    That's Life!

    ★★★

    1986 Ranked

    Coming from Blake Edwards, That's Life! wasn't as goofy or physical or screwball as I anticipated, but there's still a few great moments of comedy in here. Beyond that, the film is really more of a drama or character study, and with its framing device its actually more of a suspense film. It's a little melodramatic at times, a little too annoying, and sometimes overly shmaltzy, but Julie Andrews is great with a mostly thankless part and Jack Lemmon is really funny and manic throughout.

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  • Skyfall

    Skyfall

    ★★★★½

    Works as a spy film, action film, revenge film, and siege film. Does a good job at taking relatively small stakes (for a Bond film), and blowing them up on a grander scale. So easily digestible, this film is fun to watch, has the just the right amount of humor, and is the best looking Bond film ever.

    2012 Ranked

    James Bond Ranked

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel

    The Grand Budapest Hotel

    ★★★★

    Wes Anderson Ranked

    Charming and fun who-dunnit. The usual attention to detail, offbeat humor, and quirky Anderson style are all there. Mixed with interesting animation, period jumping, and aspect ratio tinkering, this is a great watch.