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  • Summer of 85

    ★★★

  • I Died a Thousand Times

    ★★½

  • Working Girls

    ★★★★½

  • Major Dundee

    ★★★★

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  • Major Dundee

    Major Dundee

    ★★★★

    It should have been a classic. Major Dundee, a new kind of Western with Charlton Heston as the titular major. This was the 1960s, and Heston had already played Moses and Judah Ben-Hur (he won an Oscar for that one). Box office-wise, he could do no wrong. For Dundee’s foil: Richard Harris, another Oscar nom and the darling of British kitchen sink realism. At the helm: Sam Peckinpah, a writer/director who cut his teeth in television before moving to the…

  • Old

    Old

    What a turd.

    Full review here.

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  • Rome, Open City

    Rome, Open City

    ★★★★

    Remember those old movies? The ones where a couple drives down the road, only they aren’t driving, they’re sitting in a car on some studio lot. And that’s not a road behind them; it’s a rear projection of road. Looks fake doesn’t it?

    Did this fakery bother audiences back then? Not in the slightest. Back in the 1920s, ’30s and even into the ’40s, movies were about beautiful people living in fabulous mid-city apartments, dressing glamorously, saying the right thing…

  • The Boxing Cats

    The Boxing Cats

    ★★★★★

    As far back as 1894, they figured out that cat videos were what the people wanted.