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  • Before the Devil Knows You're Dead
  • A Simple Plan
  • Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio
  • The Fabelmans

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  • Before the Devil Knows You're Dead

    ★★★★

  • A Simple Plan

    ★★★★

  • Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio: Handcarved Cinema

    ★★★★

  • Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio

    ★★★★½

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  • Before the Devil Knows You're Dead

    Before the Devil Knows You're Dead

    ★★★★

    Viewed on Amazon Prime Video

    MannVanuary 2.0 #22

    Criteria:

    - Genre: Film Noir/Neo Noir
    - Decade: 2000's

    May You Be In Heaven Half An Hour...
    Before The Devil Knows You're Dead (2007) is a film I was told numerous times to see when it was first released.
    Why I didn't at the time, I'm not too sure, but I happy I finally got to it.

    It has a spectacular cast all giving excellent performances.
    Sidney Lumet's last film, is a last film to be proud of.

    ...but it makes an odd entry in Ethan Hawke's "Before" film series.😉

  • A Simple Plan

    A Simple Plan

    ★★★★

    Viewed on DVD

    MannVanuary 2.0 #21

    Criteria:

    - Genre: Film Noir/Neo Noir
    - Decade: 1990's

    I've always loved A Simple Plan (1998).
    Nominated for 2 Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actor - Billy Bob Thornton and Best Adapted Screenplay - Scott B. Smith, based on his own novel, A Simple Plan (1998) is very underrated.

    A Simple Plan (1998) weaves itself like an old fable.
    A cautionary tale that one must learn from.
    It shows how fragile we humans are…

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  • Song of the South

    Song of the South

    ★★★½

    Viewed on YouTube

    I think Disney is making a terrible mistake by trying to virtually erase Song Of The South (1946) from existence.
    Is it racially insensitive? Of course it is.
    It's a film from the forties that takes place during the Civil War in Georgia.
    Disney is trying to sweep this one under the rug and try to maintain a squeaky clean image. This is an impossible task.
    If Disney wants to be politically correct they need to get rid of their entire catalogue. In fact, they should just stop making movies all together.

  • Boxcar Bertha

    Boxcar Bertha

    ★★

    Viewed on DVD

    Marty's first exploitation film is also his last.
    According to IMDB: After he finished this film, Martin Scorsese screened the film for John Cassavetes. Cassavetes, after seeing this film, hugged Scorsese and said, "Marty, you've just spent a whole year of your life making a piece of shit. It's a good picture, but you're better than the people who make this kind of movie. Don't get hooked into the exploitation market, just try and do something different."…