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  • Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid

    Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid


    So conflicting. I find Kristofferson's performance flat and boring, and while Dylan's performance isn't great, he's not one of the title characters. However, I love the rest of the cast. We, as a collective society, have forgotten the majesty of James Coburn. It's a crime.

    Despite my quibbles, I can't deny Peckinpah's skill. I always forget his mastery of widescreen composition until I see it. The man knows how to vista, and the first "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" sequence is my favorite moment of his career. This film is semi-amazing.

  • Island of Lost Souls

    Island of Lost Souls


    Really good early 30s horror, with fx that are very good for the time, superior pacing and great atmosphere. Also, Laughton is fantastic; if it were possible to digitally replace Richard Attenborough with Laughton's Dr. Moreau, Jurassic Park would be even better.

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  • Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

    Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World


    In my preferred universe, this movie made a billion dollars and has a dozen sequels and there's a Lil' Master prequel cartoon and kids would yearn to grow up to be naval commanders. Instead it didn't even make $100 mil in the US and they haven't made another one. Bah.

  • Under the Skin

    Under the Skin


    Some of the most remarkable imagery I've ever seen, and I was antsy about an hour in. Fascinating and frustrating in equal measure. Jonathan Glazer is a genius, and I'll probably never see any of his films twice.