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  • Hot Fuzz
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
  • One Cut of the Dead
  • Brick

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  • Margaret

    ★★★★★

  • Raising Arizona

    ★★★★

  • One Cut of the Dead

    ★★★★★

  • The Big Lebowski

    ★★★★★

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  • Margaret

    Margaret

    ★★★★★

    I don't know if this is a five star movie in my mind or not, but I do know this is exactly the kind of movie that i desperately want to show all my movie friends then sit around discussing it over booze and food and such for 6 hours and that if that happened it would probably end up a 5 star movie in my mind.

    I also know that that hypothetical meeting of the red-wine-movie-collective will never actually…

  • Raising Arizona

    Raising Arizona

    ★★★★

    ...not unless round is funny.

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  • The Iron Giant

    The Iron Giant

    ★★★★★

    Everyone needs a good cry every now and then.

    A response to tragedy, a response to conformity, a response to xenophobia, a response to hate. I watch this every 5 years or so to examine my new context for it and it only gets more powerful as the years go on. Like so many other pieces of art, this has taken on so much in the ensuing years. I'm glad this gets remembered. We need it so much.

  • Under the Silver Lake

    Under the Silver Lake

    ★★★★★

    Inherent Vice by way of Donnie Darko. The Big Lebowski via Neon Demon. It's basically Charlie Kaufman's Brick and it feels like it was made for me. A clever and engaging mystery set in a world i wish i didn't have to leave. I love an amateur private eye story, especially one willing to interrogate it's protagonist, and this thing goes to some places invoking so many old favourites, from the stuff up there at the top all the way…