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Was looking forward to this before your review, now I'm pumped. Excellent stuff.

Looking forward to hearing your thoughts. Should be right up your street.
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We watched this on Neflix last night, and were pleasantly surprised. Frank Grillo turned in a strong performance in this crime thriller written and directed by Jeremy Rush.

It's a low budget production which nevertheless is high on suspense, tension, and a fairly complex plot. The film's setting --mostly in Wheelman's car-- put me in mind of 2013's Locke, starring Tom Hardy-- another film whose action was primarily in an automobile.

At 82 minutes, it doesn't get long in the tooth, and had a satisfying ending.

Doc's rating: 7/10
I passed this over on Netflix, but you got me interested, I'll give it a watch thx
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One rewatch, one new watch.

Rewatch: Black Swan (2010) - This truly is a great movie that keeps getting better with repeated viewings. I'd confidently say its Aronofsky's second best film behind the The Wrestler. A disturbing, yet brilliantly crafted film that examines the dangers of obsession. Chilling performance from Natalie Portman, and an even more chilling ending. 9.5/10

New watch: Point Blank (1967) - This movie rightfully lived up to its billing a noir classic. Loved everything about it. The Mel Gibson movie, Payback is a cheap, pathetic imitation of this classic. 9/10



Rewatch: Black Swan (2010) - This truly is a great movie that keeps getting better with repeated viewings. I'd confidently say its Aronofsky's second best film behind the The Wrestler. A disturbing, yet brilliantly crafted film that examines the dangers of obsession. Chilling performance from Natalie Portman, and an even more chilling ending. 9.5/10
Have you ever watched Perfect Blue?

Arronofsky bought the rights to remake it so that he could directly lift scenes and ideas from it for Black Swan without violating any copyright law.





Dracula (1931)



Watched this last night in the theatre. I understand that Bela Lugosi is the best vampire ever, but the overall quality of the movie is pretty dull.

I will be perfectly ok if there will be a remake, the question is who will be the new Dracula?
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Frankenstein (1931)

A doubleheader classic horror in the theatre!

Compared to Dracula, I feel this is a better movie, especially the plot.



Again, who will be the new Frankenstein if there will be a remake?



Why both end with remake remark
Both movies are dated, but the problem is to find the right person for those monster characters. If it is done right, the remake will be good to have, like Peter Jackson's King Kong.



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This might just do nobody any good.
but the problem is to find the right person for those monster characters.
Dracula
Directed by Neil Marshall

Mads Mikkelsen as Dracula

Frankenstein
Directed by Guillermo Del Toro

Rory McCann as The Monster



I Am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang




Was planning on watching Tabu but something went wrong with that so i chose this at random and dang. Absolutely didn't expect this to blow me away, i loved every thing about it. After watching i read that this had a big impact on audiences leading to the public questioning the morality of chain gangs and to the release of some chain gang prisoners, it's easy to see why.

Paul Muni gives such a sympathetic performance, it wouldn't have been out of place if he broke down crying asking "why me?" considering all that happens to him but he just keeps chugging along in a very likeable manner. At the beginning he's a capable guy with big dreams and absolutely everything that could goes wrong; even when he gets to where he wants he's still trapped and understandably unhappy, what a miserable existence he leads throughout and somehow his character never breaks. Even after everything he's went through he still has some faith in humanity, i mean he believes they will give him a pardon no strings attatched man it's so devastating when he realizes. Every chapter of his story works, it's an extremely tight film i had no problems that i can think of. Amazing film. Also something i'm finding very interesting in my 1930's watches so far is there seems to be alot of society creating criminals films coming out of Hollywood. Would've expected alot more straight up anti-criminal ones, guessing this is fallout from the Great Depression and the Public Enemy era.

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Spring shower - Tavaszi zápor (Pál Fejös, 1932)


I can't recommend this melodrama enough. Pure beauty and expressivity following the harsh reality of a woman who is forever tarnished by her prudish society and finds herself in an endless spiral of contempt. It is short, but every minute is worth and the way the film escalates tension through its run by adding a powerful psychological dimension to the story makes it a very intense experience, and Annabella in the main role is just amazing. The best available copy I could find is an old VHS record and there hasn't been any restoration that I know of, but even that doesn't detract from this absolutely beautiful and immersive experience.



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Dracula (1931)



Watched this last night in the theatre. I understand that Bela Lugosi is the best vampire ever, but the overall quality of the movie is pretty dull.

I will be perfectly ok if there will be a remake, the question is who will be the new Dracula?
I'm about to watch this for the first time now, as part of a halloween special series that I'm doing on my YouTube channel. I've been reviewing all of the movies from Universals Monsters box set and I've only got two left, those being Dracula and The Invisible Man.

Last movie I seen was Happy Death Day, I really enjoyed it and ended up giving it a B. You can check out my review over on my channel but following the link in my profile, but yeah was pleasantly surprised, it was silly, fun and made me laugh. A competently made movie.





Loved it. Cried at the end.
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Find it hard to imagine how you could not like this film. It's for the most part just two fantastic actors (and real life friends) in Peter Falk and John Cassavetes bickering and palling around and everything you can imagine. Falk in particular is outstanding as the one who is clearly more in control of his life but still very concerned about his friend. Think the script was by far the best thing about this, it was funny and sad and i just loved the way it dropped us into a well established relationship without telling us much. These two talk in such a familiar way and we are kind of left to guess their history for a large part of the film, it does a great job making something so simple very compelling. If we do end up doing the directed by women countdown everyone should check this out.