Rob Samuelson

Rob Samuelson

I used to pick up garbage for a living. Now I try not to write it.

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  • The Last Farm

    The Last Farm


    A meditation on devotion and generational disconnect in the mode of Ozu. It treats death with dignity, tenderness, and ultimately a resigned acceptance.

  • Another 48 Hrs.

    Another 48 Hrs.


    It avoids bad sequelitis. It's filled with neo-Western imagery, particularly in the opening scene with a biker bar shootout, and it continues working with the Western vendetta tropes throughout. Murphy and Nolte are great again. Having moved past the racial tensions the first film dealt with, these are two characters who understand and annoy each other to death, but like being with one another nonetheless. It's a fun dynamic, especially when placed against the extravagant action sequences, which can only be described as the Walter Hilliest of Walter Hill action scenes.