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  • The Wild One

    The Wild One

    ★★★★½

    WHERE BRANDO GOT HIS STAR AND ELVIS GOT HIS SIDE-BURNS

    Iconic 1950's Movie that was Influential and Infuriated "Straights" of the Era.

    Considered Subversive, Communistic, and downright Trash, the Film was a Big Youth Hit and the rest as They say is "History".

    This is one of those Films that MUST be Viewed in Historical Context.

    There was Nothing quite Like it at the Time but there sure was a lot Like it After.

    Marlon Brando made His Mark with…

  • The Wild Bunch

    The Wild Bunch

    ★★★★★

    AS INFLUENTIAL AS ANY FILM

    One of the Best Westerns Ever.

    Certainly Changed the Face of Screen Violence Forever. Anyone who saw this at the Theater in 1969 Came Out of it with an Awe and Admiration for its Nervy "Newness".

    It Literally Took Your Breath Away.

    That Cannot Happen Today because of the Imitative Influence of its Now Clichéd Composition Style.

    This is a Classic in the True Sense (look up the definition of this overused term).

    It Turned…

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  • The Sea of Trees

    The Sea of Trees

    ★★½

    GLOOMY GUS VAN SANT'S MEDITATION ON THINGS

    An Extremely Moody Contemplation from Director Gus Van Sant that You need to be, well, in the Right Mood to Appreciate.

    It's Reputation Precedes it as a Monumental, Unintentionally Laugh-Filled Flop.

    The Film has Received Rotten Reviews that Mercilessly Dismiss it as Pretentious, Sappy, and Unbearable.

    It's Not as Bad as all that but it does have its Share of Missteps and Problems.

    Matthew McConaughey, Naomi Watts, and Ken Watanabe are really the…

  • Small Soldiers

    Small Soldiers

    ★★★★

    "I LOVE THE SMELL OF POLYETHYLENE IN THE MORNING"

    Extremely Entertaining amalgamation of Toy Story (1995), Gremlins (1984), and the popular Kid Toys G.I. Joe, and Barbie.

    Director Joe Dante Loves In-Jokes and this one has plenty. The Anti-War stance (making the Commandos Psychopaths) is a welcome Non-PC take, The "Hero" Gorgonites are the Awkward, Pacifistic Conscientious Objector Types (who hide) and are "Born to Lose".

    All of these Political and Social Statements are really not that important because the…