Wilson

I will watch more or less anything. At least once.

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  • Jiro Dreams of Sushi

    Jiro Dreams of Sushi

    ★★★

    Now Wilson dreams of sushi.

  • The Counterfeiter

    The Counterfeiter

    ★★½

    The Counterfeiter is a slightly dull, if slickly made, recent Hong Kong thriller. It feels like a 1990s American film structure taken to Hong Kong. It is nice to Chow Yun-fat enjoying himself on screen, still looking good in his mid-1960s, it is just a pity that the film isn't quite good enough. It is a little dull, for a little too long. At over 2 hours it becomes a slog. Yet, the obvious American film it is echoing, I will not spoil it but it is really clear, means that it is worth watching to the end.

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  • American Gigolo

    American Gigolo

    ★★★★★

    American Gigolo is another of Paul Schrader's "God's lonely man" films. His quartet being Taxi Driver, American Gigolo, Light Sleeper and The Walker. They are a fascinating set of films, as much for their flaws, as for their successes. They are character studies of opaque, egotistical demons, increasingly pathetic and less dangerous with age. They mirror Schrader himself, and his own career. American Gigolo is the second of quartet and the first directed by Schrader. The film is built around…

  • Reds

    Reds

    ★★★★★

    Warren Beatty's Reds has to be considered perhaps the most ambitious, frankly crazy, film released by mainstream Hollywood. It is, in 1981, a sympathetic, if critical, look at the 1917 Russian Revolution. The film focuses on the life and career of John Reed, the journalist and writer who wrote Ten Days That Shook the World. It mixes the personal and the political, spending a good deal of time looking at Reed's relationship with Louise Bryant (the amazing Diane Keaton, more…