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  • She-Devils on Wheels

    She-Devils on Wheels

    ★★★

    There once was a gang called the Man-Eaters /
    They rode on one- and two-seaters /
    It's easy to tell, they liked to raise hell /
    and in cutting off heads they're the leaders

  • Fast and Furry-Ous

    Fast and Furry-Ous

    ★★★★★

    Whos that.

    Thats the Road Runner, fastest bird in the world they say. I figure hes at least the fastest in these parts. Hes got a speed so quick you cant really take its measure.

    Whos that mangy feller chasin after him.

    Thats The Coyote. Some people think hes tryin to eat the bird, but Ive always believed hes just chasin him on account of hes runnin. The Runner'll always run, so The Coyote'll always be chasin him.

    Thats a nice thought.

    I dont know if its nice, but its a thought.

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  • Absolute Power

    Absolute Power

    ★★★★

    Escape from Washington DC

    Not surprised this is based on a David Baldacci novel as it's unmistakably airport thriller plotting right down to Clint's absurd disguises (I particularly like the touch of the trenchcoat and hat outfit essentially being his disguise as someone in disguise), believable only insofar as the audience is willing to accept it as such, but if you're okay with that this is a pretty stacked treasure trove. The hashtag resistance brigade is of course completely useless…

  • The Mule

    The Mule

    ★★★★½

    A scene by scene breakdown of this will reveal two or three real clunkers (would it even be late Eastwood were that not the case?) but like Clint I'm more of a big picture guy and the big picture here is an endlessly surprising delight, I was expecting something dark, violent, and Breaking Bad-ish but this is mostly funny when it's not bittersweet, with a low tension level and plenty of Eastwood jamming with oldies on the radio.

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  • Punch-Drunk Love

    Punch-Drunk Love

    ★★★★★

    When I was 17 or 18 I was eating lunch at this place called New York Subs (now closed) and I ordered my sandwich and sat down in front of this man (who I later learned was my parents' dentist, incidentally) who was by himself waiting on his food. When the waitress came by to bring him his order, I heard her ask him about the crossword puzzle he was doing. "Yeah, I find it's a lot easier to do…

  • Creed

    Creed

    ★★★★½

    The truest scene in this movie is when Adonis is sitting on the stoop outside the gym and a kid on a motorbike comes up to him and goes "I heard you were Apollo Creed's son" and Adonis is like "yeah," and the kid goes "that's what's up" and does a wheelie.