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  • Something Wild

    ★★★★★

  • Miller's Crossing

    ★★★★½

  • Species

    ★★★★

  • Ricochet

    ★★★★

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  • Breathless

    Breathless

    ★★★★½

    this is The Thing (1982) of 80s French New Wave remakes and/or movies co-starring Richard Gere's penis

    absurd that this is somehow still not hailed as a masterpiece

  • Tough Guys Don't Dance

    Tough Guys Don't Dance

    ★★★★½

    Norman Mailer takes southern gothic and transplants it to coastal New England and fills it with a cast of cartoon noir characters that wouldn't be out of place in Cool World - and it works! Hard to put into words what Tough Guys Don't Dance is - and words are its strong suit - but any world where a film that combines the talents of Mailer, Golan & Globus, Francis Ford Coppola, Angelo Badalamenti, Wings Hauser and Isabella Rosselini is considered…

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  • Miller's Crossing

    Miller's Crossing

    ★★★★½

    seems so uncharacteristically stoic on the surface, but the Coens lean into a cartoonish sensibility — not all that removed from the same year’s Dick Tracy — wherein cops laugh at twitching dead bodies and the amount of squibs that explode via tommy gun hits would make Peckinpah proud; ultimately, it’s about ethics

  • Species

    Species

    ★★★★

    has aged with a surprising grace (outside of the admittedly horrid mid 90s CG work), serving as a solid example of the type of modestly budgeted studio genre mash-up that littered multiplexes two decades ago but can barely be relegated to streaming now; its mix of erotic thriller conventions and creature feature may nod at a more dopey movie, but it’s all surprisingly classy thanks to the talent involved — Roger Donaldson directing, Andrzej Bartkowiak shooting, HR Giger designing the…

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