Ed Leer

There's nothing in this world but trouble and desire.

Favorite films

  • Stalker
  • Paris, Texas
  • Where Is My Friend's House?
  • The Thing

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  • Major Dundee

    ★★½

  • Hokuriku Proxy War

    ★★★★

  • Ambulance

    ★★½

  • Executive Decision

    ★★★★

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  • Major Dundee

    Major Dundee

    ★★½

    Wanted to see this for a while. Watched the extended version. Definitely flawed but not horrible.

    The action here versus the action that would be in his next film, The Wild Bunch, is startling. None of the slow-motion. It's all very haphazard and fast. I wonder what happened to Sam between these two films? What did he figure out?

    It's one of Heston's meanest, toughest roles and he's really good in that mold. Wish he'd done that more.

  • Hokuriku Proxy War

    Hokuriku Proxy War

    ★★★★

    A yakuza film so defined by its sense of place and the way the harsh environment forms the people. Kinda like Fargo in that way.

    Loved how unrelenting the main character is. You never really know what he's going to do next.

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  • Schindler's List

    Schindler's List

    ★½

    Enjoyable first hour but then becomes cinematically problematic. Turning genocide into melodrama and using gas chambers as a suspense set piece. Psyche! These aren't gas chambers, they're regular old showers. Fooled you! Meanwhile...

  • The Green Knight

    The Green Knight

    ★★½

    Recipe:
    Mix 1 part OG poem
    3 parts Barry Lyndon
    1 bodily fluid scene for Twitter flavor
    A dash of Last Temptation of Christ at the end
    Run it all through the A24 Style Blender©

    Produces a nice flavorless gruel malnourished filmgoers will love.

    Warning: Recipe makes more than you want. Will have about 40 minutes of leftovers.