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  • Malcolm X
  • The Third Man
  • Chungking Express
  • Philadelphia

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  • Quantum of Solace

    ★★★

  • Night of the Demon

    ★★★★½

  • Casino Royale

    ★★★★★

  • Die Another Day

    ★★★

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  • Quantum of Solace

    Quantum of Solace

    Watching this one after the Pierce Brosnan's and Casino Royale directly did it no favors. It was not of the quality of the movie preceding it, and didn't have much of the humor of Brosnans. A tad dismal, with Mathieu Amalric not being given as much as he deserves, but with Craig, Judi Dench and Gemma Arterton trying their best and doing well throughout. Also, Jeffrey Wright does okay, but I wish he was around more.

  • Night of the Demon

    Night of the Demon

    ★★★★½

    God I had never thought of a film noir mixed with a monster movie, but what a match made in heaven. And I finally know the quote from Hounds of Love!! Also, the effects at the very end were surprisingly better than I expected -- they did save the best for last.

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  • The Trial of the Chicago 7

    The Trial of the Chicago 7

    It's hard to assign a rating to a movie that is technically accomplished but politically & morally negligent.

    The filmmakers allowed an amazing performance by Yahya Abdul-Mateen II to have one moment's peace to state what could (and I think should) have been the focus of this movie -- that the terrible weight of violence that pushed him into activism is fundamentally different than the causes of the other men on trial. And then of course, when his companion is assassinated,…

  • Midsommar

    Midsommar

    ★★★

    I mean it was good but I’m never watching this again.  No good male lead.  Florence Pugh a star though.