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  • Basic Instinct

    Basic Instinct

    Michael Douglas and his Captain Kirk v-neck eyeing Sharon Stone doing coke in the toilet of a church rave bar is peak Verhoeven.

  • Predator 2

    Predator 2

    Danny Glover does more macho shit than the entire unit in the first PREDATOR, all while sweating through a delightful assortment of hats and tweed pants. True hero.

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  • A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge

    A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge

    "...For there is a man inside me, and only when he's finally out, I can walk free of pain."
    -- Tobias Fünke

  • Manhunter


    Calling media "dated" as strictly a pejorative needs to stop. It implies that only contemporary works matter because they're about The Way We Live Now, ignoring the archival value of a cultural statement. Sure, there's a spectrum through which one can have this conversation, but it very often winds up as a dead-end. If there is a common complaint with Mann's work, it's that his attempts at staying in the vanguard of taste fossilize portions of his works in amber…