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  • Pierrot le Fou
  • My Brother's Wedding
  • California Split
  • Late Spring

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  • Funeral Parade of Roses

    ★★★★

  • McCabe & Mrs. Miller

    ★★★★★

  • M*A*S*H

    ★★★

  • Hustle

    ★★★

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  • McCabe & Mrs. Miller

    McCabe & Mrs. Miller

    ★★★★★

    That's the good stuff. Such richly textured filmmaking. The two are obviously very similar but I couldn't help but think of Flowers of Shanghai (and even more directly First Cow) whilst watching this. Both infused with a kind of realism that brings the world to life in a really sensory way. Altman here using it to dismantle and then (literally) re-build the myth of the Old West.

    Beatty's best I think.

  • M*A*S*H

    M*A*S*H

    ★★★

    Having just finished up on Altman on Altman, I decided to fire this on after it never really being one of his that I have revisited.

    Arriving at the turn of the decade it's hard to think of a more appropriate film to ring in the 70s - in a positive and negative sense. The flippancy shown by the surgeons as a way of shielding themselves from the horrors of the war struck a chord with the movie-going public that…

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  • Planet Terror

    Planet Terror

    ★★

    Rose McGowan dancing around a stripper pole in the opening credits, and posing next to the credit of 'Produced By Bob and Harvey Weinstein' aged just terribly.

  • The Pig Walks

    The Pig Walks

    It says that the pig walks and that's exactly what it does. Can't fault that.