Favorite films

  • In the Mood for Love
  • The Sting
  • The Last Waltz
  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

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  • Death Spa

  • Million Dollar Legs

  • Top Gun

  • Kiss and Make-Up

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  • Death Spa

    Death Spa

    With a cover image like that, one must temper one's expectations. But it had me thinking about the 80s as peak-hair dryer, the hair-dryer bubble, if you will, followed by the inevitable and rarely-discussed hair dryer crash, and all of it paralleled by the spandex bubble and its bursting. (The historians have failed us.) During tracking shots through the titular spa, you're assaulted with a pop-art color schema that would've made Warhol blush. A neglected classic. A kaleidoscope of stretchy…

  • Million Dollar Legs

    Million Dollar Legs

    Somehow, the spirit of the Marx Brothers in a Buñuel joint. Completely loved it. Unhinged, pre-Code H'wood throwing everything at the wall to see what sticks. It's an historical injustice that a subsequent kind of film took the name "screwball."

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  • Gone in Sixty Seconds

    Gone in Sixty Seconds

    After Nic Cage goes all Zen-Buddhist listening to "Low Rider," then opens his eyes and says, "Let's ride," I told my wife to bury me with the blu-ray of this movie.

  • One Hundred and One Nights

    One Hundred and One Nights

    ★★★★★

    Are you familiar or in love with the following:

    Fellini/Mastroianni collaborations
    Mastroianni's repartee with Anouk Aimée
    Jean-Paul Belmondo
    Catherine Deneuve
    Robert De Niro (w/ ponytail)
    Alain Delon
    the Lumière brothers
    the Cannes Film Festival
    Luis Buñuel
    Gerard Depardieu's death scenes
    Welles & Touch of Evil
    Jeanne Moreau
    Jean Renoir
    Erich von Stroheim (in The Grand Illusion & Sunset Boulevard)
    Agnès Varda (esp. Cleo, Le Bonheur, & Vagabond)
    Jacques Demy (esp. Young Girls)
    Nosferatu
    and/or cinema?

    Then this is for you. Viewing this was…