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1h 38m | Action | Adventure | War
Writer: Barry Wong
Cast: Sammo Hung, Yuen Biao, Haing S. Ngor, Joyce Godenzi, Lam Ching-Ying, Charlie Chin, Chiang-Lin

This film kicks a55..


WHITE NIGHTS 1985 Taylor Hackford

2h 16m | Drama | Music
Writer: James Goldman, Eric Hughes
Cast: Mikhail Baryshnikov, Gregory Hines, Jerzy Skolimowski, Helen Mirren, Geraldine Page, Isabella Rossellini

After his plane crashes in Siberia, a Russian dancer, who defected to the West, is held prisoner in the Soviet Union. The KGB keeps him under watch and tries to convince him to become a dancer for the Kirov Academy of Ballet again. Determined to escape, he befriends a black American expatriate and his pregnant Russian wife, who agree to help him escape to the American Embassy.

Kind of relevant subject matter again with the whole Russia/Ukraine situation. Features a cool super eighties soundtrack.

Best original song winner @ 1986 Oscars.

THE BAD SLEEP WELL 1960 Akira Kurosawa

2h 31m | Crime | Drama | Thriller
Writers: Shinobu Hashimoto, Hideo Oguni
Cast: Toshirō Mifune, Masayuki Mori, Kamatari Fujiwara, Takeshi Katō, Kyōko Kagawa, Tatsuya Mihashi


AMERICAN GIGOLO 1980 Paul Schrader

1h 57m | Crime | Drama | Mystery | Romance | Thriller
Writer: Paul Schrader
Cast: Richard Gere, Lauren Hutton, Héctor Elizondo, Nina van Pallandt, Bill Duke

This film has style for days and at times cinematographic qualities reminiscent of Argento, De Palma and Mann flicks. On top of that a wardrobe by Armani. Giorgio Moroder and Blondie on the soundtrack.


MY COUSIN VINNY 1992 Jonathan Lynn (re-watch)

2h | Comedy | Crime
Writer: Dale Launer
Cast: Joe Pesci, Ralph Macchio, Marisa Tomei, Mitchell Whitfield, Fred Gwynne, Lane Smith, Austin Pendleton, Bruce McGill

The way it's looking now this one has about 80% chance of making my Comedy ballot.

FIND ME GUILTY 2006 Sidney Lumet

2h 5m | Biography | Comedy | Crime | Drama
Writers: Sidney Lumet, T.J. Mancini, Robert J. McCrea
Cast: Vin Diesel, Alex Rocco, Ron Silver, Peter Dinklage

Postponed this watch for years. I was just so pessimistic about Vin Diesel in a comedic role. Turns out he did a pretty good job in this fun and entertaining movie based on a true story.


MOON KNIGHT Episode 1: The Goldfish Problem

Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go
seriously 3/5 :O i give it 10/10 i loved it :P but i respect ur opinion
__________________ Wanda Maximoff-Scarlet Witch -Elizabeth Olsen Natasha Romanoff-Black Widow-Scarlett Johansson Agatha Harkness-Kathryn Hahn Yelena Belova-
Florence Pugh Clint Barton-Hawkeye-Jeremy Renner Loki Lufeyson-Tom Hiddleston

seriously 3/5 :O i give it 10/10 i loved it :P but i respect ur opinion
yeah there was nothing wrong with it, I could probably rate a bit higher, more fun than expected. So where's the original goldfish?


1h 47m | Drama | Horror
Writers: Werner Herzog, Bram Stoker
Cast: Klaus Kinski, Isabelle Adjani, Bruno Ganz

Most filming locations took place in the Netherlands a couple of miles from where I currently live. The film looks and feels incredibly authentic and exudes just the right vague and dreamy atmosphere for this classic Horror story.


A FACE IN THE CROWD 1957 Elia Kazan

2h 6m | Drama | Music
Writer: Budd Schulberg
Cast: Andy Griffith, Patricia Neal, Anthony Franciosa, Walter Matthau


THE SET-UP 1949 Robert Wise

1h 13m | Crime | Film-Noir | Sport | Drama
Writers: Art Cohn, Joseph Moncure March
Cast: Robert Ryan, Audrey Totter, George Tobias, Alan Baxter



1h 49m | Drama | Film-Noir | Sport | Crime
Writer: Philip Yordan, Budd Schulberg
Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Rod Steiger, Jan Sterling


FRANTIC 1988 Roman Polanski

2h | Mystery | Thriller
Writer: Gérard Brach
Cast: Harrison Ford, Emmanuelle Seigner, Betty Buckley

Dr. Richard Walker (Harrison Ford) loses his wife in Paris...
Music by Ennio Morricone and Grace Jones.


CODA 2021 (first time viewing),

CODA 2021 (Child of Deaf Adults) Siân Heder (re-watch)

1h 51m | Comedy | Drama | Music
Writer: Siân Hede
Cast: Emilia Jones, Marlee Matlin, Troy Kotsur, Eugenio Derbez, Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, Daniel Durant, Amy Forsyth

WARNING: " " spoilers below
"...I've looked at love from both sides now... "

Frank Rossi: "Go"

Added to John Connor's Top 250 of All Time, nuff said..

THE 300 SPARTANS 1962 Rudolph Maté

1h 54m | Adventure | Drama | History | War
Writers: George St. George, Ugo Liberatore
Cast: Richard Egan, Ralph Richardson, Diane Baker

BARFLY 1987 Barbet Schroeder

1h 40m | Comedy | Drama | Romance
Writer: Charles Bukowski
Cast: Mickey Rourke, Faye Dunaway, Alice Krige

BARTON FINK 1991 Joel Coen (re-watch)

1h 56m | Comedy | Drama | Thriller
Writer: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Cast: John Turturro, John Goodman, Judy Davis, Michael Lerner, Tony Shalhoub, John Mahoney, Jon Polito, Steve Buscemi


WEST SIDE STORY 2021 Steven Spielberg

2h 36m | Crime | Drama | Musical | Romance
Writer: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Cast: Ansel Elgort, Rachel Zegler, Rita Moreno, Ariana DeBose

Respect to Rita Moreno but would have preferred 'Somewhere' to be sung by Maria and Tony.

KING RICHARD 2021 Reinaldo Marcus Green

2h 24m | Biography | Drama | Sport
Writer: Zach Baylin
Cast: Will Smith, Aunjanue Ellis, Saniyya Sidney, Demi Singleton, Tony Goldwyn, Jon Bernthal, Susie Abromeit, Dylan McDermott

Glad I saw this before 'the slap'. It's a good film that made my Sports Related films list top 60.