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  • Barfly

    Barfly

    ★★★★

    One of those I can see becoming a favorite with more watches, it's drunken shagginess just feels so oddly lived-in and comforting. Not many people I can think of off the top of my head that are as strangely casted that yet work so well as Faye Dunaway does here.

  • The Eiger Sanction

    The Eiger Sanction

    ★★★★½

    Unbelievably ignorant, I just can't help but love it, honestly. Clint at his smartass best (or worst if you look at it another way), Vonetta McGee rules and I could watch the sparkling banter with her & Clint for days, great George Kennedy & exhilarating, highly dangerous stunts (someone actually died doing this), not even sure how they got some of these shots on the cliffs. Probably the most emblematic to show Clint lovers & to reaffirm critics of Clint & his persona, but…

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  • Nightcrawler

    Nightcrawler

    ★★★★½

    A dark, seedy look at the media & one person's drive to where he wants to be, Nightcrawler is a lovely, thought-provoking thriller shot in a dark Los Angeles akin to Refn's Drive. Jake Gyllenhaal gives an astounding performance as a man who is alone by choice, but thrives to be big & known through the underbelly of freelance crime journalism, with a solid Rene Russo as his news counterpart. It's a relentless thriller that will leave you thinking when the end credits roll & an admirable directorial debut from Dan Gilroy.

  • In the Mood for Love

    In the Mood for Love

    ★★★★★

    Wow. Even with all the praise this has gotten, I did not expect to love this like I did. The way Wong Kar Wai shot this is so unique, it's breathtaking to witness, along with the lovely performances by the leads & a killer soundtrack, this film told this story of unrequited love, loneliness, & marriage on the rocks so beautifully with so much style, so much earnestness & realism that itcompletely enthralled me. It's a must for me now to watch the other two films in this trilogy to complete the full story of these characters.