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  • Chinatown
  • The Thing
  • Before Sunset
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark

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  • Mission: Impossible II

    ★★★

  • Batman: Mask of the Phantasm

    ★★★★★

  • Jackass 4.5

    ★★★★

  • Mission: Impossible

    ★★★★½

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  • The Last Days of Disco

    The Last Days of Disco

    ★★★★★

    The Very Early 2020s

    April

    Hang-out movies are my favourite type of movie¹. 

    The Last Days of Disco opens with Alice and Charlotte being concerned whether or not they can get into a titular (unnamed) disco. They're right in view of the entrance and see the modest line of would-be disco-goers. Alice heard it's easier to get in if you arrive in a taxi. They break their forward-bound strut to go hail a taxi for the possible ease of entrance…

  • Miami Vice

    Miami Vice

    ★★★★★

    "Things go wrong. The odds catch up. Probability is like gravity: you cannot negotiate with gravity."

    Brought to life by Dion Beebe's gorgeous digital photography. It's a pensive, cool as hell, almost-tone-poem that bursts with occasional bouts of bombast. Set in stunning sunny locales with foreboding thundery night skies threatening to open up at any moment.

    I've always liked Miami Vice more than most, although in recent years it's evident that the tide has turned and general critical response has…

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  • Jackass 4.5

    Jackass 4.5

    ★★★★

    "That was pretty much my first day meeting everyone — and then seeing all of their dicks and buttholes. And then it felt like family after that." —Rachel Wolfson

    If I was near this set my nerves would be completely shot; the thought that at any moment someone could start aggressively fucking with me, makes me incredibly anxious. There was a decent amount of talking head discussion in 4.5 about the cast's (long-time, newbie, and guest) perpetual state of fear.…

  • Mission: Impossible

    Mission: Impossible

    ★★★★½

    Absolute banger. I am, of course, talking about Adam Clayton & Larry Mullen’s version of the Mission: Impossible theme.

    Dynamic and distinct cinematography, an excellent soundtrack, and cool (mostly) European locales. ‘90s Europe was so cool, I wish it was the subject of more movies during that decade. 

    I’m a big Brian De Palma guy and I think him flaming out of Hollywood with his M:I follow-ups, Snake Eyes, and Mission to Mars was such a shame. He brought immense flair to Mission: Impossible and it was just a director-for-hire gig to him. What could he have done with more Hollywood backing?

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  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    ★★★★½

    The Force Awakens was amazing! It didn't disappoint. I love it. I love it. I love it so much! The midnight showing was GREAT! The atmosphere was palpable. The first movie I've been to, that's received a unanimous round of applause from the audience, although it was more of a sitting ovation rather than a standing one because I think everyone needed a minute to take it all in. So yeah, Great movie. Thank you, J.J. Abrams.

  • Big Trouble in Little China

    Big Trouble in Little China

    ★★★★½

    "I'm a reasonable guy. But, I've just experienced some very unreasonable things."

    Well, this is it. This is what I've been looking for recently.

    Big Trouble in Little China has no pretensions, no delusions about what it is. It's is a full blooded, fun, crazy, exciting action adventure. It's pure film, this is what movies should be.

    John Carpenter is one of my favourite directors, so I had some high hopes going in, but my expectations were surpassed on this one.