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  • Bleed for This

    Bleed for This

    Inessential but very enjoyable if you like training montages (for which my appetite is infinite), excellent performances, and delightfully manipulatively edited climaxes,

    but important to note that BLEED FOR THIS, for one great scene, contributes a unique entry to a favorite subgenre:

    movies in which metal (usually bullets or shrapnel) is removed from the injured protagonist and then the surgeon *clinks* it into a bowl. In this case, it's skull-screws. (spoiler) You simply can't film a person having metal-projectile wounds cleaned up without also showing & amplifying the sound of the metallic chunks metallically landing in a wee container.

  • Titanic

    Titanic

    Pulp fiction


    /

    I said, 'Pretend you've got no money,'
    And she just laughed and said, 'Ha, you're so funny.'
    I said, 'Yeah?
    Huh, I can't see anyone else smiling here.'

    Are you sure? You want to live like common people?
    You want to see whatever common people see?
    Want to sleep with common people?
    You want to sleep with common people like me?

    But she didn't understand.
    She just smiled and held my hand.

    ...

    You'll never live like…

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  • American Sniper

    American Sniper

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

    As a soldier, one of the first things at which I excelled, according to the infallible eye of my drill sergeants, was marching and marching movements. As a white guy and someone whose idea of nightmare is dancing in public, I’m a proud member of Rhythmless Nation, but I can twist & turn on command at perfect stiff right angles in combat boots with the best of them, apparently. This, uh, skill led me to be selected for local funeral detail…

  • Body Double

    Body Double

    ★★★★

    Fuck you, purists.
    This is better than Hitchcock.