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  • The Lusty Men
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  • Jackie Brown
  • A Bronx Tale

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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


    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…