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  • Taxi Driver
  • The Warriors
  • Jackie Brown
  • Grizzly Man

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  • The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters

  • In the Heat of the Night

  • Young Frankenstein

  • Bone Tomahawk

    ★★★★★

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  • Jackie Brown: How It Went Down

    Jackie Brown: How It Went Down

    Some interesting tidbits I learned from this: 

    1. The half a million dollars in the bag was actually a half a million dollars - Tarantino wanted to be as authentic as possible. 

    2. When Pam Grier entered Tarantino’s office to discuss the film, the walls were covered with posters of her. Thinking Tarantino was trying to flatter her, she asked, “Did you put those up because I was coming in?” Tarantino, worried he’d come across as an obsessed fanboy, responded,…

  • Dragged Across Concrete

    Dragged Across Concrete

    ★★★★½

    After three batshit crazy films, I’m declaring S. Craig Zahler one of my favorite directors of this century. His films are an amalgam of all my movie watching pleasures: the gore, the pulp, the principled yet deeply flawed characters, the meandering dialogue, the brooding tone... it’s like film candy to me. Film licorice, precisely. Why licorice? Jerry Garcia said it best: “We're like licorice. Not everybody likes it, but the people who do like licorice really like licorice.” 

    Zahler films…