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Safe (1995) ****

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I was in the perfect mindset to finally get around to viewing this film tonight, having been sick for about 4 weeks now with a dry cough and at a point in my life where I feel dispassionate and find it hard to truly connect with people. Moore's perfectly understated performance, Hayne's appropriately flat direction and Tomney's moody ambient score make for a powerful film.

Alejandro Jodorowsky 'Where The Bird Sings Best' (1992) ****

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Exactly what I expected one of Jodorowsky's books to read like. As with his films - surrealist, fantastical, absurd - filled with passion, nihilism, beauty, ugliness, poetry, religion, politics.

Demons (Dèmoni) (1985) ***1/2

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The Love Witch (2016) ***

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Visually impressive and fun but it loses steam around the halfway mark and could have easily been 30 mins shorter.

The Guest (2014) ***1/2

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The Gate (1987) ***1/2

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The Void (2016) ***1/2

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The Asphalt Jungle (1950) ****1/2

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RoboCop 2 (1990) ***1/2

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I Am Not Your Negro (2016) ****1/2

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Matchstick Men (2003) ***1/2

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Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs (1937) ****

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Spoon 'Hot Thoughts' (2017) ****

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Bicycle Thieves (1948) ***1/2

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Focus On Film: Episode 51 – June 2017 Criterion Titles

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Focus On FilmEpisode 51 is up!
Download the MP3 HEREDanmman and Rygar talk a lot about films they haven't seen, bad movies that are bad, a Glass named Philip + more!


In this episode: June 2017 Criterion CollectionTitles AnnouncementBest & Worst Of The Month –DANGEROUS MEN(2005), CONTAMINATION (1980), MOONLIGHT (2016), THE YAKUZA (1974)Criterion Most Wanted
"Focus On Film Theme" & commercial music: Daniel Sardella


Demon Seed (1977) ***

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The Perfume Of The Lady In Black (1974) ***1/2

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The Lure (Córki Dancingu) (2015) ***1/2

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Mildred Pierce (1945) ****

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The Front Page (1931) ***1/2

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A perfect example of how a "remake" (HIS GIRL FRIDAY) greatly improved upon a solid film (this one) by switching one of its lead's gender, amping up the comedy and speed, and how much a top notch director (and a crackerjack cast) makes a difference. A lot of the dialogue and scenarios are identical in both films but HGF is a classic and while THE FRONT PAGE (remade again in 1974 by Billy Wilder) is a good film (with some pretty great camerawork), it doesn't hold a candle.

Sukiyaki Western Django (2007) **1/2

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His Girl Friday (1940) *****

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One of my top 5 comedies and one of my Top 100 films. Brilliant performances, dialogue and direction.

Wolfen (1981) ***1/2

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La Note Bleue (1991) ***1/2

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Gone With The Wind (1939) ****

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Logan (2017) ****

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Near Dark (1987) ****

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