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  • Manhunter

    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…

  • To Live and Die in L.A.

    To Live and Die in L.A.

    "Guess what? Uncle Sam don't give a shit about your expenses. You want bread, fuck a baker."

    Removed from the partnering of the other stylish cop picture featuring William Petersen (Manhunter) and whatever feeling you have about Wang Chung (it's probably wrong), this sleaze jam is as deserving of the praise now being bestowed on the first film in tonight's Friedkin double bill: Sorcerer.

    Friedkin's continual fascination of the internal struggle between good & evil roars through the grimy & steamy haze…

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  • Upgrade

    Upgrade

    The perfect midpoint between JOHN WICK and JOHNNY MNEMONIC.

  • Dead Pigs

    Dead Pigs

    The feature-length extrapolation of the "Wise Up" number from MAGNOLIA, DEAD PIGS extends that metaphor into another deeply affecting melodrama about the scourge of late-period capitalism.

    It's almost like this should be the only thing that anyone should be talking about ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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