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  • The Shooting

    The Shooting

    What a unique western (and film, period). I read that Hellman decided to start shooting on page 10 of the script and it sure felt like that. Crazy that this didn't get a theatrical release in its day. I'd love to see it on a big screen. A lot of westerns meant to be set in the desert feel like if you turned the camera 180 degrees you'd be looking at a southern California suburb.....not this one! They nailed the…

  • The Taking of Pelham One Two Three

    The Taking of Pelham One Two Three

    "Screw the goddamn passengers! What the hell do they expect for their lousy 35 cents, to live forever?!"

    Lines like that really make me miss New York. So many great NY mugs in this movie. It's incredible that a 54-year-old man who looked like Water Matthau could star in a movie like this once upon a time, and 90% of his work took place over a radio. Wish I had seen it before I saw Die Hard: With a Vengeance.…

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  • Strange Days

    Strange Days

    "You know what this tape could do if it got out?....Maybe they oughta see."

    Here we are, 25 years later.

    Man, this flick is 90s as fuck. It's even the source for that Fatboy Slim drop, which was unmistakable as soon as Angela Bassett dropped it. Could have used more editing, especially at the beginning. Story felt like it took at least 30 minutes to spool up. Still pretty good, though.

    It says everything that the fact that a police…

  • A Charlie Brown Christmas

    A Charlie Brown Christmas

    The streaming rights for one of our most popular statements against commercialism got bought up by the world's most valuable brand. So it goes.