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  • Rio Bravo

    Rio Bravo

    ★★★★½

    A response by Ford and Hawks to Fred Zinnemann and Gary Cooper's High Noon. Whereas in High Noon, the Sheriff was asking everyone to help but the townsfolk wouldn't aid him against the gunmen, here it seems everyone is finding a way to get involved in the action and the men are all rugged and brave and the Sheriff is having to turn down offers to help from ordinary people. Wayne even went as far as to describe High Noon…

  • The Mummy Returns

    The Mummy Returns

    ★★½

    Liked this more the first time I saw it. Some very odd choices made and some character's seemed to change for this film. But Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz are still fun and charismatic enough to keep this from being too bad.

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  • The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

    The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

    ★★★★

    This feels like the type of film that will be even better on a second viewing where you know what is going to happen and can just enjoy the build up and subtleties of the process. This still had me mesmerized on the first watch however, even if I didn't know where it was going for a while.

    This differs from a lot of spy classics in there is pretty much no action at all. Standing in contrast to popular…

  • Aguirre: The Wrath of God

    Aguirre: The Wrath of God

    ★★★★★

    This film is something different than pretty much anything i've seen before. The context surrounding this film, both the little Herzog had to work with and the difficulty on everyone involved in actually making this, adds another layer to the madness on display. From the opening sequence of descending below the clouds, to the final moments of Aguirre speaking to monkeys and dead men, this was spellbinding. The audience is put into a feverish dream much like the characters end…