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  • Pulp Fiction
  • GoodFellas
  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
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  • Midnight Special

    ★★★★½

  • Don't Breathe

    ★★★★½

  • Straight Outta Compton

    ★★★★½

  • The Friends of Eddie Coyle

    ★★★★½

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  • Midnight Special

    Midnight Special

    ★★★★½

    Midnight Special wears its influences on its sleeves. It pays tribute Close Encounters of the Third Kind & other films of that Amblin era. It also reminded me of a mix of Starman & Firestarter. Starman in terms in being about a "special being" trying to get to a specific location while being hunted by the powers that be & Firestarter due to the father/child dynamic. Director Jeff Nichols is definitely making something of a tradition, but it's his version, his take on…

  • Don't Breathe

    Don't Breathe

    ★★★★½

    Don't Breathe is simply a new twist on the house invasion sub-genre of horror. The most terrifying element of this movie is the feeling of being trapped in the dark, & this movie does a phenomenal job of creating a claustrophobic sense of terror. One of the clever tricks Fede Alvarez uses is showing us key elements in the old man's house as soon as the kids break in. As the burglars case the house, it serves as a labyrinth of…

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  • The Grand Budapest Hotel

    The Grand Budapest Hotel

    ★★★★★

    It's difficult to discuss The Grand Budapest Hotel without wanting to go through it scene by scene to discuss how wonderfully each shot is composed & realized, in an almost artificial world Anderson has created. Some of the snow-covered mountains look like they were constructed like a pop-up book. Only a true visionary filmmaker like Anderson could pull these storybook qualities off. But make no mistake, Budapest is the least bit kid friendly & probably Anderson's most openly violent work to date.…

  • The Thing

    The Thing

    ★★★★★

    31 DAYS OF HORROR: Day 7


    "I dunno what the hell's in there, but it's weird & pissed off, whatever it is."- Clark

    A breakthrough film for John Carpenter. The son finally tops the father- Carpenter breaks through & outdoes the Howard Hawks original with this inimitable paranoid masterpiece. It's horror/sci-fi/thriller perfection. It's so evocative you can taste the stinging J&B tempered by Mac's frosty breath, sense the icy dread of the desolate, labyrinthine corridors, hear the resonance of the overpowering silences,…