Escape from New York

Escape from New York ★★★★½

The middle is famously a bit pokey, but with a beginning and end like that it still works. The world-building in the first 20 minutes is just perfection.

Favorite moment this time: Van Cleef with badass earring, smoking a cigarette up on a catwalk, glowering down below at no one or thing in particular. But you know what he's thinking.... "Plisken!"

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