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  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny

    Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny

    ★★★½

    Probably the best straight-to-video sequel to any Oscar winning picture.

  • The Treasure of the Silver Lake

    The Treasure of the Silver Lake

    ★★★★

    Action x52 2020: Film #19
    An action film from the country I currently live

    Unabashedly old-fashioned even by 1962 standards yet also strangely timeless.

  • The Milky Way

    The Milky Way

    ★★★★

    Probably the slickest of Lloyds's talkies, with a great supporting cast including Adolphe Menjou and a young Lionel Stander.

  • Iron Fists and Kung Fu Kicks

    Iron Fists and Kung Fu Kicks

    ★★

    This could've been a decent talking heads documentary but I guess the editor had other plans.

  • The Shaolin Plot

    The Shaolin Plot

    ★★★★

    52 Years in 52 Weeks 2020: Film #18

    This is one of Sammo's most memorable villain roles. He rocks an amazing skullet and mutton chops combo and in one scene steals a blind man's shoes and tricks him into stepping onto nail boards. What a dick!

  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

    ★★★★

    Do not pity the dead, Harry. Pity the living and above all, those who live without love.

    Harry Potter and the Flashback of Infinite Sadness.

  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1

    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1

    ★★★★

    Oh my God. What am I gonna do? My wife's all alone downstairs!

    Harry Potter and the Return to the More Relaxed Pacing of the First Two Pictures.

  • Billy Blazes, Esq.

    Billy Blazes, Esq.

    ★★★★

    Far out on the silent prairie - - the mining town of Peaceful Vale - - nobody has been killed here for almost twenty minutes.

    Harold Lloyd manages to speed run through a standard western plot in a single reel. Truly the fastest gun in the west.

  • Uncut Gems

    Uncut Gems

    ★★★★½

    I think you are the most annoying person I have ever met. I hate being with you, I hate looking at you. And if I had my way I would never see you again.

    This guy is such a giant asshole that the first shot of him is footage from a colonoscopy.

  • Blood Feast

    Blood Feast

    ★★★½

    Horror x52 2020: Film #18
    A gore movie (Torture Porn, Splatter, Cannibal etc.)

    Oh dear! The guests will have to eat hamburgers for dinner tonight.

    For a picture that's barely over an hour long, there sure is a lot of filler in here, but that just adds to the odd charm.

  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

    Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

    ★★★★

    So, did you and Ginny do it, then?

    Harry Potter and the Equally Confusing Machinations of Wizard Espionage and Teenage Hormones.

  • High and Dizzy

    High and Dizzy

    ★★★★

    The Time - That never to-be-forgotten period when cloves, cork-screws and foot-rails went out of fashion.

    The original Drunken Master.