Duane Swierczynski

Novelist, screenwriter, comic book writer. "The Pole With Soul."

Favorite films

  • The Thin Man
  • Blast of Silence
  • Body Double
  • The Limey

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  • Hi, Mom!

    ★★★½

  • Greetings

    ★★★½

  • Planes, Trains and Automobiles

    ★★★★½

  • Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

    ★★★★

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  • The One-Armed Executioner

    The One-Armed Executioner

    ★★★

    Listening to Quentin Tarantino and Roger Avary talk about this film (on the Video Archives Podcast) was a lot more entertaining than watching this film. Still, some cool gun-fu and other absurdities.

  • One Crazy Summer

    One Crazy Summer

    ★★★★½

    This was on HBO pretty much all the time when I was in high school. Even though I hadn't rewatched it in something like two decades... I could remember every silly gag and character quirk. An extra full star for warping my brain at a tender age.

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  • Last Night in Soho

    Last Night in Soho

    ★★★★½

    I've now watched this for the second time, and I love it even more. I'm stunned by Edgar Wright's beautiful slight-of-hand, in both visuals and storytelling (with Krysty Wilson-Cairns). Go see it on the biggest screen you can find.

  • Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice

    Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice

    ★★★★

    "First we'll have an orgy. Then we'll go see Tony Bennett."