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Carl Hiassen 'Sick Puppy' (2000) ***1/2

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The Sword And The Sorcerer (1982) **1/2

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On Dangerous Ground (1951) ***

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Triple 9 (2016) ***

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My thoughts from my first viewing (below) remain the same. Solid film, underdeveloped characters, somewhat wasted cast of heavies, doesn't offer anything that films that have come before did better, plays more like an extended television episode. I actually didn't realize that Atticus Rosswas one of the composers (which probably makes more sense for this subject matter than Hillcoat's usual composer duo) but the score isn't memorable.

Well, it seems the reviews were right about this one after all. A solid film but definitely the weakest one by Hillcoat so far. It just feels generic, which is a shame because I really like Hillcoat's other 3 films (especially THE PROPOSITION and LAWLESS is underrated). This is such an impressive cast on paper but no one really impresses. There are some exciting heist and chase sequences but as a whole TRIPLE 9falls short. It's just another story of corrupt cops and gangsters with nothing setting it apart. The absence of Nick Cav…

Performance (1970) ****

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Beyond The Valley Of The Dolls (1970) **** [Dolls Double Feature Pt. 2]

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Valley Of The Dolls (1967) **** [Dolls Double Feature Pt. 1]

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To Live And Die In L.A. (1985) ***1/2

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Body Snatchers (1993) ***

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Cronos (1993) ****

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Punch-Drunk Love (2002) ****1/2

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Coffee And Cigarettes (2003) ***1/2

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Lone Wolf And Cub: White Heaven In Hell (1974) ****

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Lone Wolf And Cub: Baby Cart In The Land Of Demons (1973) ****

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C.H.U.D. (1984) ***

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Lone Wolf And Cub: Baby Cart In Peril (1972) ****

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Focus On Film: Episode 47 – February 2017 Criterion Titles

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Focus On FilmEpisode 47 is up!
Download the MP3 HERE Dan flies solo again because he got no friend.

In this episode: February 2017 Criterion CollectionTitles AnnouncementBest & Worst Of The Month – GIMME DANGER (2016), KUNDO: AGE OF THE RAMPANT (2014), AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON(1981),  DOCTOR STRANGE (2016)Criterion Most Wanted
"Focus On Film Theme" & commercial music: Daniel Sardella


UHF (1989) ****

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Lone Wolf And Cub: Baby Cart To Hades (1972) ****

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Lone Wolf And Cub: Baby Cart At The River Styx (1972) ****1/2

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