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sex, lies, and videotape (1989)

“I remember reading somewhere that men learn to love the person that they’re attracted to, and that women become more and more attracted to the person that they love.” Some movies aren’t just for watching but also for inspiring. Steven Soderbergh’s … Continue reading

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Paranormal Activity (2007)

“I’ve been doing my research. I’m taking care of this. Nobody comes in my house, fucks with my girlfriend, and gets away with it.” I remember when Paranormal Activity first dropped on DVD about a decade ago. I was eleven years old. … Continue reading

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Drugstore Cowboy (1989)

“I knew it in my heart. You can buck the system but you can’t buck the dark forces that lie hidden beneath the surface. The ones some people call superstitions.” I drove up to Louisville back in November to see The … Continue reading

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Tampopo (1985)

“So you’re at the movies too, huh? Whatcha eating?” That quote comes from the first scene of the film, as a stern man in a white suit threatens to kill someone at the movie theatre for making too much noise … Continue reading

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District 9 (2009)

“When dealing with aliens, try to be polite, but firm. And always remember that a smile is cheaper than a bullet.” There’s a lot to love about District 9. I remember when it was released 10 years ago, it was one … Continue reading

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The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (1970)

“I’ve run through it over and over again. I can’t get it out of my head, but I can’t manage to pin it down either.” I love horror because it casts a wide net. I think it would be a … Continue reading

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L.A. Confidential (1997)

“Go back to Jersey, sonny. This is the City of the Angels, and you haven’t got any wings.” Good crime movies are a well-oiled machine. The complexity lies in the screenplay, a careful puppet show where strings are pulled left … Continue reading

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