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  • Roadgames

    Roadgames

    ★★★★★

    I love this movie like a little kid pouring out candy loot at the end of Halloween night. It's exactly the kind of movie I would have wanted to make at age 14. In fact, I did have a video camera, corralled my friends, and tried to make knockoff Hitchcock movies at age 14. It wasn't until my 20's however that I finally discovered Roadgames and it had been a long and winding six years since I last watched it…

  • Inherent Vice

    Inherent Vice

    ★★★★★

    Paul Thomas Anderson's 50th birthday is tomorrow. Hard to believe he is that old, but also hard to believe he is that young. This may sound like looney-talk, but I believe his best films are still ahead of him. A lot of the greats peak in their 50s and he does not appear to be slowing down in my mind. Creatively that is. His coke phase certainly slowed down a generation ago, and his mellowing out has met my wavelength…

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  • Q & A

    Q & A

    ★★★½

    In just the five year period between 1989 and 1994, Nick Nolte worked with John Milius, George Miller, Walter Hill, Robert Altman, William Friedkin, Martin Scorsese (twice), Barbara Streisand, James L. Brooks, Sidney Lumet, and was People Magazine's Sexiest Man Alive. Put some respect on this man's name.

  • The Young Lions

    The Young Lions

    ★★½

    I really wanted to go along with The Young Lions, but one word summed it up: Inert. At nearly three hours, every scene felt like double its length. There's a lot going on though, at least behind the scenes.

    First, Brando. This might be the beginning of him becoming a real problem on sets. He's a legend, a rebel, an idol, but boy was he a bastard to work with. He galvanized attention, warped scripts to suit his selfish interests,…

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  • Die Hard

    Die Hard

    ★★★★★

    A simple fact: action movies have been neutered, half-baked, half-written and served cold for children with Attention Deficit Disorder. Die Hard has aged into a lost art. It has a wholly original, unpredictable screenplay, crisp with sharp dialogue matched with badass line delivery through the mouths of believable human characters (This sentence alone cannot be attributed to a single modern action film). There is a tight plot that gradually escalates, accumulating ZERO gaps in logic equaling to not a single…

  • True Grit

    True Grit

    ★★★★★

    "Time just gets away from us."

    Only the Coens. The most authentic western in modern memory, only the Coens could accomplish what they do here and they warrant rewatchability to spare. For one, the Coens are masters of language. Always have been, always will be. The way they go about capturing the Old West linguistics and dialects and transplant them into unique and unusual accents of characters is an absolute treat to experience and in the process, transplants the viewer…