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  • Grizzly Man

    Grizzly Man

    ★★★★

    Decided to give this one a rewatch out of the blue and I think I got even more out of it. The incredible story of Timothy Treadwell, a man who wanted to live with and look after wild grizzly bears and paid the ultimate price for living his dreams. Herzog is absolutely masterful with this one, using Treadwell’s remarkable footage to tell the story and balancing it with interviews of those who knew him and footage Herzog shot himself of…

  • The Birds

    The Birds

    ★★★★

    This one is kind of the end of Hitchcock's prime period, and it’s pretty much a monster movie. Some would say it was brilliant that Hitchcock made birds scary, but I never trusted the little, pretty buggers. Anyways, a meet-cute in a pet store has Tippi Hedren delivering love birds to a small coastal town as a practical joke/burn on handsome Rod Taylor. What’s so great about this is based on the title and poster, you know the birds are…

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  • Notes on an American Film Director at Work

    Notes on an American Film Director at Work

    ★★★★

    A very intimate documentary made while Martin Scorsese shot THE DEPARTED, this one is exactly what the title says. We get to set beside Scorsese on numerous shoot days while he films. It may not be the deepest as far as information goes, that documentary would be Scorsese’s Personal Journey Through Film documentary, but I don’t think I’ve ever seen an on set film like this. Probably closer to a home movie than a doc, it’s pretty wonderful stuff.

  • 3 Brothers – Radio Raheem, Eric Garner And George Floyd

    3 Brothers – Radio Raheem, Eric Garner And George Floyd

    ★★★★

    Speechless.

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  • Cannibal Holocaust

    Cannibal Holocaust

    ★★★★½

    It feels wrong to call this a classic, but it really is. It’s offensive, horrific, gross, and leaves you feeling almost despondent. Which means it absolutely succeeds in it’s goal in a way few films ever have. This was my 4th time watching it and it hasn’t lost any of it’s impact. It’s a real shame that they had to have animal cruelty in it. I can’t imagine the movie will ever have a better presentation than what GRINDHOUSE RELEASING has done with this blu-ray. If you’re a fan, it’s a must own.

  • A Kiss Before Dying

    A Kiss Before Dying

    ★★★

    Presented by Eddie on Noir Alley, this one finds ambitious student Robert Wagner taking the easy way in getting out of his girlfriends pregnancy, and a little murder isn’t going to stop him from getting his hooks in her daddies copper mine. It’s slick stuff, it plays like a minor Douglas Sirk film, and it’s fun watching the people go through the motions (Jeffrey Hunter is the exception, I can’t think of a film he hasn’t dragged down). That said, it drags a bit in the second half but the conclusion is worth the ride.