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  • The King of Comedy
  • Duck Soup
  • Monsieur Verdoux
  • The Black Cat

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  • American Graffiti

  • THX 1138

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  • Beyond the Law

    Beyond the Law

    When you're bone-tired from the travails of life. When the thought of doing anything is almost unbearable. When even the things that once brought you pleasure now only add to your burden. This is the time for pressing play on a late-period Steven Seagal movie on Tubi.

    Like most Seagal movies of the past decade, the top-billed star spends most his scenes seated, and is not the main character. That honour belongs to Johnny Messner ("Best known for his portrayal…

  • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

    Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

    This is the movie I want them to play when they wheel me into that Edgar G. Robinson death room from Soylent Green.

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  • The Card Counter

    The Card Counter

    ★★★★½

    Weird that they left all the Abu Ghraib stuff out of the trailer. I assume this was accidental?

    Another Paul Schrader movie from Paul Schrader. You've got a man living an ascetic lifestyle writing a diary in a room, you've got the Pickpocket ending - all that good stuff you like and look forward to from our Uncle Paul. Almost every scene is set in a depressing hotel room, prison, or casino. I like that what draws Schrader to gambling…

  • The French Dispatch

    The French Dispatch

    Outlaw Vern had a viral tweet this week in which he said: "The Wes Anderson negativity I've noticed lately is so goofy. Were people ever like, 'Oh great. Here comes Jacques Tati with another one of his fucking Jacques Tati movies'?" Putting aside the fact that, yes, people absolutely did feel this way about Tati, I am somewhat sympathetic to his broader point. Wes Anderson is a supremely talented filmmaker who has created a style uniquely his own, and that's…