Tag Archives: Travis Ryan

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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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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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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