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  • Color of Night

    Color of Night

    ★★★

    Definitely worth a watch. A real mixed bag, though.
    This American giallo keeps ALMOST whirring out of that second gear, but never quite does it...


    In the good column:
    •watchable as shit
    •Bruce is actually trying
    •It’s really schlocky, but in a good way.
    •sleazy good times that don’t take themselves too seriously 

    Bad:
    •waaayyyy too long
    •it needs a serious fucking polish - not to remove all the bullshit, but just to make it function at the peak of…

  • Charley Varrick

    Charley Varrick

    ★★★★

    A fun and smooth heist flick. Matthau has the ultimate hang-dog face, and I love him so much in films where he plays a grumpy, shlubby, extremely capable blue collar guy dealing with heightened situations. It's just fucking bliss.
    The whole cast in this is excellent.
    An excellent time.

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  • To Live and Die in L.A.

    To Live and Die in L.A.

    ★★★★½

    It’s like Heat for people who don’t need everything explained to them.
    Who are also horny.

  • Mandy

    Mandy

    ★★½

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

    I was so close to absolutely loving this film.
    It felt so special for that first hour, but then with all that talent and style, they couldn’t think of anything better to do that fridge a woman to motivate Cage.
    Seemingly inspired by Greek myths, the movie is huge and gorgeous and fun and just breathtaking (especially that first sequence), but it wobbled under its own weight in the back half.
    I was weirdly indifferent to the gorehound second half…