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Videodrome (1983) - 5.5/10/ The movie was cooky. It might be good, it might be great. But its just not my cup of tea.. I can only suspend my disbelief only so much! The movie has its moments, but overall not that impressed.
There are two types of people in this world. People who like James Woods' giant chest vagina, and people who don't.
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There are two types of people in this world. People who like James Woods' giant chest vagina, and people who don't.

I firmly fall on the latter
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Caddyshack

2.5/5 Stars

Wasn't a big fan of this movie. The film is a giant non-sequitur. Just a collection of random hodgepodge events from the next, each not the least bit funny as the last. The reason it only seemed to score any points for me is because "it was a film" and "barely tolerable" at that.





Your basic NYC indie movie set in Brooklyn. Natch. Ensemble cast, which I always enjoy, & I liked the movie.



HUGE fan of Joaquin, but somewhat underwhelmed. I probably expected too much. Bravura performance from him, but Id had enough by the last 1/4 of the movie.
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An American Werewolf in London (1981) - 5.8/10. It is decent for what it is. The lady was hot. The lead actor couldn't act that much. It's not bad. It's just about kills an afternoon while working. The huge pile up in the end seemed so contrived and forced, it ruined the ending for me.



Bright light. Bright light. Uh oh.

Do You Remember Dolly Bell? (Emir Kusturica, 1981)
6/10
Castle in the Ground (Joey Klein, 2019)
5/10
The Jewel of the Nile (Lewis Teague, 1985)
+ 6/10
Romancing the Stone (Robert Zemeckis, 1984)
7/10

Michael Douglas ends up where he wants - between Kathleen Turner's legs.
Shoes (Lois Weber,1916)
+ 5/10
Some of the Best (No Director Listed, 1944)
6/10
Don Juan (Or If Don Juan Were a Woman) (Roger Vadim, 1973)
+ 5/10
Vadim Mister Cool (Olivier Nicklaus, 2016)
- 6.5/10

Vadim's films, women and legacy.
Buffaloed (Tanya Wexler, 2019)
6/10
Searching Eva (Pia Hellenthal, 2019)
+ 5/10
That's the Way of the World (Sig Shore, 1975)
5.5/10
Little White Lie (Lacey Schwartz, 2014)
6.5/10

Truth is stranger than fiction, especially if you never talk about it..
Blood and Money AKA Allagash (John Barr, 2020)
5/10
Crown Vic (Joel Souza, 2019)
5.5/10
Evil Little Things (Matt Green, 2019)
5/10
In Pursuit of Honor (Ken Olin,1995)
- 6.5/10

Some cavalry vets stand for honor over "orders" in the 1930s.
Proximity (Eric Demeusy, 2020)
+ 5/10
Cassandro, The Exotico! (Marie Losier, 2018)
5.5/10
Miracle Run (Gregg Champion, 2004)
- 6.5/10
The Dirties (Matt Johnson, 2013)
6/10

Rip-off of many of the major movies ever made, especially Van Sant's Elephant, with enough black comedy to make it watchanle.
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Did a back-to-back Richard Gere movie marathon:


AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN
(1982)

First viewing. Classic drama with great performances by the entire cast.




BREATHLESS
(1983)

First viewing. Cool movie. Richard Gere is a riot. Valerie Kaprisky is sexy. Tarantino cited this film as an influence on his directing style. I could see them clearly.

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The Assistant (2019)

After watching Ozark, I was very interested in Julia Garner. Stirchley recommend this and it peeked my interest right away. I think I watched about five seconds of the trailer before I was sold and stopped the trailer so I could go in mostly blind. The technical aspects of this film were impressive, so I often found myself studying the cinematography and looking at it from Garner's perspective as an actor. The story focused on a single day of monotonous and stressful work in the life of an office assistant. Most things were hinted at rather than explicitly told to the audience, which was a technique I adored. At first I had no idea what kind of office it was, but soon it was revealed to be a film production office. So, I gathered that Garner was a production assistant, but I'm not really sure if she was that official title, or if she was just a personal assistant of a producer. Besides all of the monotony, which I could feel weighing on poor Garner's character, Jane, it became apparent that some kind of scandal involving young women and the producer was going on. The atmosphere sometimes felt a little cliche in the turning a blind eye sort of way, though mostly it was done quite well. Garner did a superb job of portraying the tired dreary weight of misery, boredom, and isolation. I related a lot to it from the three years I spent working overnight at a Grocery store stocking shelves. It was soul destroying work.




Alexander Nevsky - 91/100


I was wrong when I said propaganda movies can't be good. This movie has some of the best shot composition I've ever seen. You could print out any frame and hang it on a wall.



Tarantino cited this film as an influence on his directing style. I could see them clearly.

I believe he's actually referring to A bout de Souffle, (also named Breathless). Directed by Jean-Luc Godard. Tarantino has admitted many times from taking influence from both the French New Wave and Godard in particular.

EDIT: I stand corrected. I did some research on Wikipedia and right you are sir, Tarantino did enjoy the revamp of the original. Well all the same if you haven't checked out the original, you really should! It's an astonishing film that will leave you "Breathless."



The Missouri Breaks (1976)


Epic western featuring Jack N and Marlon B on the opposite sides in a landowners battle with rustlers. Quite interesting in that I really did not know if Brando was playing it for laughs here or it was just his eccentricity...or both!! Worth a watch.




@mark f how come all the movies you see are within the 4-6/10 range?
I saw him give out a 9 several days ago. I can't remember which movie it was for though...



Dancer in the Dark (Lars von Trier, 2000) -


The best musical ever made.

The Killing of a Sacred Deer (Yorgos Lanthimos, 2017) -


The tone worked for me this time. Weird mix of deadpan humor and deadpan bleakness. Keoghan has a strong future as a character actor.



What did you think of Debbie Harry?
Very delicious!






Motherless Brooklyn (2019) - 6/10. It's a so-so movie. Slow as a snail. I am not sure if it's Norton's first movie directing, he is not bad, but no Clint Eastwood either. The cast is amazing but let down by an average script. It was stylish, performances were alright. There were so many times I zoned out I had to scroll back to watch it again, but then I stopped doing that too. Tried to mix Chinatown with LA Confidential, missed badly.