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Favorite films

  • The Lusty Men
  • The Wood
  • Jackie Brown
  • A Bronx Tale

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  • Crossfire

    ★★★★

  • Angels with Dirty Faces

    ★★★½

  • They Drive by Night

    ★★★½

  • Kiss of Death

    ★★★½

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  • Crossfire

    Crossfire

    "What did you say your name was?"
    "Ginny. Because I'm from Virginia. I sure get tired of it here."
    "What do you work here for then?"
    "For laughs, dear. For laughs."
    "Every night?"
    "Every night. To nothing."
    "Until when?"
    "Till we close."
    "Then what?"
    "Then I sleep. Me and myself in my great big bed. We sleep. I could have killed my girlfriend the other morning, she came..."
    "You got that in quick, didn't you?"
    "Drink up and be nice."…

  • Angels with Dirty Faces

    Angels with Dirty Faces

    ★★★½

    "What'd'ya do? What'd'ya say?"

    Maybe Cagney's best. I might like The Roaring 20s more as a film but I think Cagney is probably even better here. Although this did waste Ann Sheridan, which is a cinema sin. She really is so freakin' beautiful though. Absolutely stunning. I wish I had more thoughts on this one but I just don't. I don't really feel like gangster pictures like this are noir though. Obviously some gangster pictures are noir and a lot…

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  • The Yakuza

    The Yakuza

    ★★★★★

    The Wolverine movie we really deserved. Robert Mitchum made two of the best crime movies of all time with The Friends of Eddie Coyle in '73 and this the very next year. Both feature Richard Jordan and scores by Dave Grusin, and both use Robert Mitchum about as well as he's ever been used in a movie. He's more gentle in The Yakuza than in Eddie Coyle, and his friends are a little nicer, but he still brings similar qualities…

  • 52 Pick-Up

    52 Pick-Up

    ★★★★½

    Seedy and sleazy and just plain dark. 52 Pick-Up is one of the finest Elmore Leonard adaptations ever put on film. It's a great example of why Hollywood should stop trying to change Leonard's work. And they should've let Elmore adapt more of his own work without any outside interference. This is easily one of the best adaptations of his work and one of the better crime thrillers of the 80s. The direction is virtually pitch perfect, like Frankenheimer doing…