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FrenchJewWave

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“You know what your problem is, it's that you haven't seen enough movies - all of life's riddles are answered in the movies.”

Favorite films

  • Cure
  • The Seventh Curse
  • Naked
  • Straight Time

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  • Firestarter

    ★★★★

  • Raw Courage

    ★★★

  • The Yakuza

    ★★★★½

  • The Kindred

    ★★★½

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  • Firestarter

    Firestarter

    ★★★★

    I know this might be a hot take (not sorry) but I genuinely dig this corny psycho movie.

    I mean really any movie where you have my main man George C. Scott sporting a pony tail, dead eye, and burn scars I’M FUCKING IN! George chews it up as one of the fun main baddies in this coked out adaption of a Stephen King novel. I mean you have Martin Sheen and Scott playing the two antagonists of the film…

  • Raw Courage

    Raw Courage

    ★★★

    A solid survival flick that is inoffensively made and acted. 

    The photography of the white sand dunes, barren deserts, and rocky mountains really keep things engaging. None of the characters really stick out but you got Ronny Cox flinging himself down jagged hills Jackie Chan style and M. Emmet Walsh hamming it up as a crazed right wing militia leader.

    The movie never overstays its welcome at a tight 90 minutes but also never takes full advantage of its premise of marathon runners vs doomsday doofuses.

    A fun watch if not totally rewarding.

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  • The Kindred

    The Kindred

    ★★★½

    I’ve waited for over a decade for this movie and that’s not hyperbole. Ever since I caught wind of this 80s oddity when I was in high school I always kept my eye out for a restoration or bootleg dvd. I wasn’t going to settle for a censored version when I knew there was an uncut edition out there somewhere.

    So I waited. And waited.

    And finally the good folks at Synapse Films put out a great looking high definition…

  • The Yakuza

    The Yakuza

    ★★★★½

    A tightly wound and patient crime picture from a powerhouse duo of screenwriters. You got Schrader and Towne absolutely shredding this movie. And what a gorgeous film it is. Tokyo has never looked better. Or wider. Probably my favorite Sydney Pollack film as well.

    All of the performances are spot on with Ken Takakura and Keiko Kishi stealing the show. Robert Mitchum also has his moments where he really shines. In the mid 70s a lot of the actors Mitchum…