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  • All Quiet on the Western Front
  • Hud
  • Paris, Texas
  • True Romance

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  • The Longest Day

    ★★★★

  • Pickup on South Street

    ★★★½

  • Taxi Driver

    ★★★★★

  • Roman Holiday

    ★★★★

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  • Pickup on South Street

    Pickup on South Street

    ★★★½

    I want to live in Widmark’s hideout under the bridge and keep my beer cold in the river. Better times.

  • Taxi Driver

    Taxi Driver

    ★★★★★

    “I’m hip.”

    Hard to explain to someone who hasn’t seen this how often it makes you want to crawl out of your own skin from shame and embarrassment for what you’re witnessing, and that’s a feature not a bug.

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  • Top Gun: Maverick

    Top Gun: Maverick

    ★★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    No matter what you think of Tom Cruise, the guy is dedicated to making movies the way they used to. He is trying his best to save the day in his movies and save the movie theaters in the process.

    This is magical, it’s almost hard to explain for anyone who hasn’t seen it and has, at the very least, a small affinity for the original. All the nostalgia is handled perfectly. The moments with Iceman are touching and so…

  • The Batman

    The Batman

    ★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Yes it’s interminably long for no real reason and yes it’s incredibly emo, but goddamn if it’s impossible to turn away from. Even in its most self serious moments. Love the dreamy soft focus touch to many of the scenes. Love the detective elements and the entire wet vibe. Love that the big car chase has penguin stuck in immovable traffic. Love that The Riddler is some 4chan troll with 500 followers. 

    Did not love much of the Catwoman subplot, which might have been better in a sequel. 

    Seems the main theme is too many characters in Gotham have metaphorical and sometimes literal wings.