Rami Raff

Rami Raff

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This September the New Beverly is celebrating LA movies and Criterion is celebrating NY movies. This month my faves will be two of each.

Favorite films

  • Collateral
  • Double Indemnity
  • The Taking of Pelham One Two Three
  • The Apartment

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  • Mr. Jealousy

    ★★★½

  • The Out-of-Towners

    ★★½

  • The Naked City

    ★★★★

  • Born to Win

    ★★★★

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  • We Need to Talk About Kevin

    We Need to Talk About Kevin

    ★★★★

    Easily the most accessible Ramsay movie and yet so profoundly sad and weirdly sweet yet totally terrifying that I never ever want to watch it again. So many gorgeous images I never ever want to return to.

  • 8 Million Ways to Die

    8 Million Ways to Die

    ★★★

    I wouldn’t have thought Ashby would be the best fit for a dry, nihilistic crime drama and that’s a fair bet, but the man is incapable of making an indifferent film and there are so many interesting things going on here I just can’t write the whole thing off.

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  • Jaws

    Jaws

    ★★★★★

    What we're dealing with is a perfect engine.

  • Incoherence

    Incoherence

    ★★★½

    Its incredibly satisfying to watch an early work from a filmmaker you admire and see all the themes and signatures that are present in their work right there in their infancy. Such is the case with Bong's fun series of shorts that link up thematically and then eventually narratively. On display is his ability to quickly pivot in tone, his dynamic action and his skill at finding moments of absurd comedy in what otherwise would be unbearable tension.