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Rabid (1977) ***

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Hawk The Slayer (1980) ***1/2

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The Graduate (1967) ****1/2

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Sid & Nancy (1986) ***1/2

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"Want some pizza, Johnny??"
"We have no roof service."
♪ "I want a job. I want a job. I want a good job." ♪

Children Of Men (2006) ****

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Depressingly relevent. Takes place 10 years from now but seems pretty feasible.

Damnation Alley (1977) **1/2

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Wait Until Dark (1967) ****

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Terence Young(of 3 of the best Bondfilms fame) doing his best Hitchcockand Edwards, with another winning (and deliciously dissonant) score by ManciniHepburn is typically great and Arkinis slimy-sinister. An excellent blend of humor and tangible threat and a terribly suspenseful finale.


Kwaidan (1964) ****

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A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) ****

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Focus On Film: Episode 49 – April 2017 Criterion Titles

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Focus On FilmEpisode 49 is up!
Download the MP3 HEREAs Danman & Rygar prepare for apocalypse (now!) and consider the possibilities of being pitted against each other on live television for world amusement, we chat Criterion, PC culture, and more!

In this episode: April 2017 Criterion CollectionTitles AnnouncementBest & Worst Of The Month –BAD SANTA 2 (2016), LIVE BY NIGHT (2016),  THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK (1980),  THE RUNNING MAN (1987)Criterion Most Wanted
"Focus On Film Theme" & commercial music: Daniel Sardella


Crimson Peak (2015) ***1/2

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Upon a second viewing, my previous feelings remain largely the same. A feast for the eyes but falls short in some respects. That isn't to say this isn't a really good film and worthy of repeated viewings.

Paterson (2016) ****

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A poem for a poetic film about a poet:

Paterson Of Paterson

Paterson of Paterson,
loves his gorgeous cupcake-making
chiaroscuro-obsessed wife,
Lives with a devil dog, drives a bus,
sees twins and meets other poets.

The Cat Returns (2002) ***1/2

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The Exorcist III (1990) ****1/2

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Bad Day At Black Rock (1955) ****

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A gritty western/noir with a "man's man" cast and excellent dialog.

Clive Barker 'Cabal / Lord Of Illusions' (1995) ***1/2

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Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005) ****

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True Crime (1999) ***

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The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981) ***1/2

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The Man Who Fell To Earth (1976) *****

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Live By Night (2016) ***

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Last Action Hero (1993) ***

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The Human Tornado (1976) ***

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David Bowie: The Last Five Years (2017) ****

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High Anxiety (1977) ***1/2

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Henry: Portrait Of A Serial Killer (1986) ****

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Happy 6th Birthday, Blog!

My blog is 6 years old today!

Continuing the yearly trend, here's how many films I've watched:

2005 - 339 films
2006 - 369 films
2007 - 274 films
2008 - 270 films
2009 - 234 films
2010 - 188 films
2011 -236 films
2012 - 253 films 2013 - 352 films
2014 - 347 films
2015 - 337 films
2016 - 269 films (quite the drop off from last year, which hopefully means I was keeping busy with other fun things)

And here's every film that I watched last year, if you care to peruse.


DATE(S) TITLE(S)YEAR DIRECTOR(S)FORMAT 1/1 The Hateful Eight2015 Quentin TarantinoCinema/70mm 1/1 Hannibal Rising2007 Peter WebberDVD 1/2 Valhalla Rising2009 Nicolas Winding RefnBD 1/4