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  • Aguirre, the Wrath of God
  • Altered States
  • Le Samouraï
  • Stranger Than Paradise

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  • Escape from L.A.

    ★★★½

  • Do the Right Thing

    ★★★★★

  • Nightmare Alley

    ★★½

  • Rambo III

    ★★★

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  • Escape from L.A.

    Escape from L.A.

    ★★★½

    One of the most misunderstood action films ever released. The hatred for this movie is baffling. Fans of the original lament the silly atmosphere in this flick, but wasn't the original film with its Warriors influenced costume design, and gravel throated eye-patch toting badass named Snake Plissken silly too? Escape from New York is probably the coolest movie ever for any prepubescent boy, and that sort of smutty juvenile edgy charm is why its heralded as a classic. So why…

  • Do the Right Thing

    Do the Right Thing

    ★★★★★

    Spike Lee is definitely hit or miss with me, but I have no reservations about saying that Do the Right Thing is a masterwork and one of the greatest American films ever made. Rewatching it, it's easy to forget how much fun this film is for a lot of the runtime. It's a slice of life drama that never feels contrived, with stellar performances from a vast supporting cast of characters. There's a winning sense of humor here that makes…

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  • Jim Jefferies: Intolerant

    Jim Jefferies: Intolerant

    ★★

    Jim Jefferies used to be a boundary pusher. His irreverent "I don't give a fuck, fuck off!" attitude rang true in earlier specials. Like when he fumbled his way through a hilarious set in a drunken stupor on Alcoholocaust, or crossed every line of good taste in his classic Bare!

    Now he's slowed down the boozin', and this special is just like his blood, watered down. He speaks of the line of what is acceptable in comedy moving backwards, and…

  • Matchstick Men

    Matchstick Men

    ★★★½

    No Nic, I've never been dragged to the sidewalk and beaten 'til I pissed blood.