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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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An Actor’s Revenge (1963)

“This woman’s suspicious.” “That’s not a woman.” It takes a great performer to pull off a movie like An Actor’s Revenge. Kazuo Hasegawa seems as capable as any, with the film marking his 300th completed movie amidst after a career of acclaim. Hasegawa also played … 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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Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)

“What we see and what we seem are but a dream, a dream within a dream.” Picnic at Hanging Rock is in a world of its own. It seems to exist outside the plane of regular cinema. Not better or worse, but different. It … Continue reading

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The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)

“I know those law books mean a lot to you, but not out here. Out here a man settles his own problems.” Again, it seems like every Western I see becomes my new favorite. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance is a … Continue reading

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My Darling Clementine (1946)

“I should think that if nothing else, you’d at least be flattered to have a girl chase you.” I’ve seen two Westerns lately that I need to write about, both by John Ford. It took me a while to get … Continue reading

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