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  • Knock Knock

    Knock Knock

    A superior thriller, whose conclusion of destruction makes the violence a metaphor for the emotional devastation of infidelity. Though upon reflection somewhat implausible, as any married man left alone for the weekend would have cracked one off within an hour and been impervious to the advances of nymphettes, "free pizza" notwithstanding.

  • The Friends of Eddie Coyle

    The Friends of Eddie Coyle

    The best rat-fuck movie ever made?

    "This life's hard, man, but it's harder if you're stupid."

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  • Birdman

    Birdman

    There's a moment where Keaton says, "I've got the chance to do something important," at almost the exact time a bottle of Stella Artois clearly settles in the frame, and for some reason it stuck with me as a minor emblem of the movie's hollowness. Are they so crass as to put a product placement in there as the hero bears his soul? Or is this a deliberate nudge at his petty self-importance adrift in a world of commodity? It's…

  • Filmmaker

    Filmmaker

    This is a documentary about Francis Ford Coppola, who at one point says, "The world is filled with guys who said, well, I'm gonna make the money and then I'll make the personal films. And somehow, they never get around to doing it."

    The director of this documentary is George Lucas.