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When I started my Eighty-Film 80's Daisy Chain Project, I didn't have any particular film in mind to conclude but as I began to see a path to Wall Street, it became a self-evident as the perfect conclusion. What could be more 80s than a film about the frenetic, destructive greed of Wall Street?
I don't concur with the American Film Institute ranking Gordon Gekko as the 24th greatest villain on their 100 Years... 100 Heroes & Villains list (he surely…
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
The first time I felt that I'd missed out on something by not having seen Fatal Attraction was when I first saw Sleepless in Seattle:
SAM: There is no way that we are going on a plane to meet some woman who be a crazy, sick lunatic! Didn't you see Fatal Attraction?
JONAH: You wouldn't let me!
SAM : Well, I saw it, and it scared the shit out of me! It scared the shit out of every man in…
Sicko came out in a particularly upsetting time in my life. I was diagnosed with Crohn's disease in 2005. Two years later, my health was so unreliable that it was a major reason my family chose to close the doors on the business we'd owned and operated for twenty years. No single topic has dominated my daily life these last eight years more than the vulnerability of the sick and injured in America. Not even Batman.
Michael Moore is still…
The Sting is one of the rarest sorts of films: It's laden with plot twists and surprises, but knowing the payoffs doesn't detract from the joy of repeat viewings. Generally, stories with "Aha!" moments are thrilling the first time through but don't hold up to a second viewing. Not so with the 1973 Best Picture.
I've seen The Sting several times over the years, most recently 7 March 2010 on DVD. I've loved it since I first saw it on…