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  • In Bruges

    In Bruges

    ★★★★

    In Bruges is a film that I watched when it first came to home video back in 2008. If I had to guess, I ordered the disc via my Netflix subscription. Now, (streaming it on Vudu since the world has moved on from those red envelopes) I had no doubt that I would love this film just as much as I did the first time. I wasn't far off.

    The dialogue still rules this film, with Colin Farrell's Ray and…

  • Slow West

    Slow West

    ★★★★

    Slow West lives up to its title, showing you the snail's pace of a journey through 1800s Colorado territory. But this doesn't feel like any western you've ever seen before. It's a modern take on the genre, complete with all new visuals of the old west. Shot in New Zealand, this film gives an almost surreal version of the American West. Gone are the high plains and Monument Valley. Instead, there are green rolling hills with a lonely cowboy and…

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  • Dangerous Men

    Dangerous Men

    ★★★★★

    No character in film has ever captured an audiences imagination like the naked man running through the desert.

  • Alien

    Alien

    ★★★½

    This was my first viewing of Alien, a classic that, somehow, has escaped me all these years. I was familiar with the concepts and the overarching plot, but this all felt very fresh to me.

    But, overall, I thought the movie was really slow in parts. Much of the building of ambiance was nice, but overall I was a little bit bored. Long shots down corridors didn't do much for me, and the dialog wasn't that "instant classic quotable" of…