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  • The Long Goodbye
  • The Night of the Hunter
  • Near Dark
  • Chungking Express

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  • Lifeboat

    ★★★★

  • Total Recall

    ★★★★

  • Blazing Saddles

    ★★★½

  • The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension

    ★★★★

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  • Near Dark

    Near Dark

    ★★★★★

    A vampire movie that strips the glamour and power of the mythos and renders its monsters into pathetic, wandering ghouls. Into this nomadic family is thrust a seemingly-sweet teen boy who refuses to pay the wages of undeath but is fine having his maker/mother/girlfriend kill for and sustain him in an eroticized parody of breastfeeding. Tangerine Dream soundtrack, beautiful night shots of the American south, and an unhinged performance by Bill Paxton as a leather jacket-draped psychopath make this a…

  • Zardoz

    Zardoz

    ★★★★★

    "Oh isn't that the movie where Sean Connery runs around in a red diaper?" Yes, it's the movie where Sean Connery is a barbarian who worships a giant stone head that disgorges guns and encourages him and his friends to kill until one day he sneaks onboard and is captured by an enclave of psychic, asexual immortals who are plagued by the twin problems of malaise and rebellion against their stagnant society, and it turns out that one of them…

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  • Lifeboat

    Lifeboat

    ★★★★

    Wild that this was a. made during World War II and b. was considered too pro-Germany when it came out considering the moral is "you can't trust Jerry." Maybe a little propagandist but everyone here is firing on all cylinders as the boat becomes their entire reality. It's not just a simple collapse of society metaphor, and is much more concerned about the seductive danger of authoritarianism than the typical fear of devolution into anarchy.

  • Total Recall

    Total Recall

    ★★★★

    The casting of Arnold as a PKD protagonist is deranged but it works so well with the premise of the movie. Incredible prosthetics and practical, too.

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