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  • God's Bloody Acre

    God's Bloody Acre

    ★★★★

    You have not lived until you have seen this film.

    National Park squatters vs. impending National Park vacation renovation project vs. unsuspecting campers.

    Random thoughts:

    GRAND HOTEL plot structure mapped onto grindhouse hillbilly horror movie, with plenty of truly inspired goofball comedy thrown in. I was howling with laughter throughout, and I get the feeling that was what the director would have wanted.

    One of the hillbillies looks remarkably like Richard Manuel. Another one looks like early Cream Eric Clapton…

  • Dangerous Liaisons

    Dangerous Liaisons

    ★★★★

    Roger Vadim dares to dream a classic into the mid-century modern, and nails it.

    Kino Blu-ray.

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  • Jaws

    Jaws

    ★★★★★

    Anytime, anywhere. For my money, Spielberg made 5 perfect films, and this one is at the top. Not a wasted shot, pitch perfect casting, pitch perfect dialogue. No sentimental hokum, and a Mamet ending.

    I find when talking to others that the legacy of this film (in terms of "inventing the summer blockbuster," "shark movie," etc.) tends to overshadow what a finely crafted thriller it, so much so that it I think it might be called one of the few "creature" films of the 1970s with an auteur stamp.

  • Butcher, Baker, Nightmare Maker

    Butcher, Baker, Nightmare Maker

    ★★★★★

    Masterpiece.

    As much as in her legendary performance in FAT CITY, Susan Tyrell takes this completely insane horror hayride to the next level. It would have been a fine movie without her, more than likely, but she gives it life.

    I have asked three cinephile friends for their theories on the the family history here, and have gotten three different answers.

    Code Red blu-ray.