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  • Life Is Sweet

    ★★★★½

  • Ride Lonesome

    ★★★½

  • GOBY

  • MOONFLOWER

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  • Life Is Sweet

    Life Is Sweet

    ★★★★½

    Viewed on TCM

    Criterion Collection #659

    Birth Year Challenge: Part 2 - Released November 15, 1990

    To date, Life Is Sweet (1990) marks the 7th film I've seen from British director Mike Leigh, and it's instantly one of my favourite ones.

    According to IMDB: Mike Leigh's least favourite of his own films.

    Life Is Sweet (1990) is easily recognizable as a family film. A film about the dynamic of the family unit. On the surface it looks like no one…

  • Ride Lonesome

    Ride Lonesome

    ★★★½

    Viewed on MBOX

    MannVanuary #17

    Criteria:
    - Genre: Western
    - Decade: 1950's
    - Film by Budd Boetticher

    This was my first Budd Boetticher film.

    Ride Lonesome (1959) is brisk, to the point and wastes no time to get where it's going.

    This film has a great cast.
    Randolph Scott plays Ben Brigade, a bounty hunter bringing in killer and outlaw Billy John, played by James Best, to Santa Cruz to be hung for his crimes. Along for the ride with…

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  • 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."…

  • 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.