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  • Nighthawks



    I’m all in for some crossdressing Stallone.  NYC is captured in all its sleazy early ‘80s glory in this one.  Hell, even Joe Spinell is in it to seal the deal.  I dig Sly’s look in this, he should’ve rocked the long hair and beard more often and he makes a good cop pairing with Billy Dee Williams chasing after a terrorist played by Rutger “Crazy Eyes” Hauer.  The movie doesn’t appear set dressed at all and filmed totally on…

  • Smilla's Sense of Snow

    Smilla's Sense of Snow


    Peculiar mystery set in Greenland has Julia Ormond playing a half-Inuit loner obsessed with finding the reason behind the murder of a six-year-old boy.  She’s an interesting character, abrasive and analytical to a fault.  As the story unravels, it’s strangely gripping and once the pieces start to come together, things start to get a little X-Files-y.  Director Billie August creates an intriguing momentum with lots of unusual, striking visuals and settings and she’s assembled a cast of cool veteran actors…

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  • Blue Velvet

    Blue Velvet


    I wanna go on a joyride with Frank Booth.  David Lynch’s 4th film is a dark, sensuous dream that plants the seeds of Twin Peaks right in the grass next to that severed ear crawling with ants.  It’s been awhile since I’ve watched this but I have to say it makes everything I’ve been watching lately pale by comparison.  Can’t wait to get that Criterion blu!

  • Nightbreed



    The Theatrical Cut

    I won’t be watching Nightbreed again for a good long while.  I’ve made it through all 3 cuts of this movie now and while the theatrical cut has the best pacing of the trio, the narrative flow is pretty mangled as a result. Director’s cut FTW.