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  • Miami Vice

    Miami Vice

    ★★★★★

    “Luck ran out. This was too good to last.”

    Miami Vice is Michael Mann’s masterclass in minimalism and aesthetics. It’s a dense, mature character study. Mann deconstructs and reconstructs the typical buddy-cop formula that was omnipresent in the classic 80s television series. Miami Vice really isn’t about the crime or stopping the “bad guys,” it’s more about what those things mean to our main characters. Their personal and professional lives are blending in with each other. Is Crockett (Farrell) more…

  • Showgirls

    Showgirls

    ★★★★½

    The Verhoevethon
    Film no. 11 - Showgirls

    “I don’t care whether you live or die. I wanna see you dance and I wanna see you smile.”

    Paul Verhoeven is an absolute madman. Showgirls may very well be the most misunderstood movie of all time. It went right over everybody’s head. And no it’s not some ironic post-modern campfest either. The “SO BAD ITS GOOD!” crowd loves to claim Showgirls as one of their precious darlings. Well it’s not yours to…

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  • Vertigo

    Vertigo

    ★★★★★

    “One final thing I have to do... and then I’ll be free of the past.”

    My recent Hitchcock binge had me craving to revisit what it now considered to be the finest film of all time by many people. Who really can decide what movie is the greatest of all time? Pointless question if you ask me. All I can say for certain is that Vertigo is one of the greatest films I’ve ever seen and has been a personal…

  • Notorious

    Notorious

    ★★★★★

    A seductively slow-burning espionage thriller from Hitch. Perfection beyond comprehension; incredible to think how far ahead of his time he was. More suave badassery from Grant and Bergman is absolutely stunning. Notorious is another masterstroke from Alfred Hitchcock... I'm not even ten films into his filmography...

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  • To Catch a Thief

    To Catch a Thief

    ★★★★½

    A lot of guys say that they’d love to switch places with James Bond, Indiana Jones, Bruce Wayne, Tony Stark, you get the idea...

    For me it’s Cary Grant as John Robie in To Catch a Thief

  • RoboCop

    RoboCop

    ★★★★★

    The Verhoevethon
    Film no. 8 - RoboCop

    “I’m cashing you out, Bob.”

    It’s taken three viewings, but I can finally say RoboCop is a perfect film from start to finish. Everything Verhoeven has directed has been leading up to this point. RoboCop is the culmination of the Dutchman’s love of hyper-exaggeration and satire with swift, clinical direction. The premise is B-movie schlock of the highest order, yet Verhoeven was able to masterfully transform the material into something that is both…