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  • Intoxication

    ★★★½

  • Irreversible

    ★★★★★

  • Brain Damage

    ★★★★

  • The Brain

    ★★★★

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  • Irreversible

    Irreversible

    ★★★★★

    It's so strange to me that there has ever been any controversy over whether IRREVERSIBLE is a masterpiece.

    I mean, of course it is. If you can't see that, then you're paying attention to your fears and prejudices instead of the film.

    It has been said that Gaspar Nöe is a moral—even romantic—filmmaker. Conservative, even, in his goals. That's just as obvious.

    Indicator Blu-ray.

  • Brain Damage

    Brain Damage

    ★★★★

    As my friend Joe said to me during the closing credits, "there is not an ounce of fat on this movie."

    Joe Bob Briggs sold out Indoor Drive-In event, Brookline, MA.

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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.