BortKnox

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Favorite films

  • Singin' in the Rain
  • A Matter of Life and Death
  • Seven Samurai
  • Duck Soup

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  • Godzilla vs. Megalon

  • Godzilla vs. Gigan

    ★★

  • Godzilla Raids Again

    ★★★

  • Ebirah, Horror of the Deep

    ★★½

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  • Godzilla vs. Megalon

    Godzilla vs. Megalon

    You know there's a lot of great films in the Criterion Collection, but this might be the best.

  • Godzilla vs. Gigan

    Godzilla vs. Gigan

    ★★

    A very goofy sequel where Godzilla and Anguirus talk to each other in comic book-style bubbles, and the plot hinges on aliens trying to take over the world with an amusement park. Somehow this turns out to be... really boring. Even the copious monster fights are unenthusiastic, minus the shock of seeing these rubber monsters spew blood for the first time ever. Carries the environmentalist streak from Godzilla vs. Hedorah forward, but it's not nearly as much batshit fun as that film.

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  • Face/Off

    Face/Off

    ★★★½

    Even in a nutty decade for big-budget spectacle - even in the epic trash year of 1997 - this is still a unique case. Pairing Nic Cage and John Travolta for an action extravaganza is recipe enough for a campy good time, and if there was no other reason for the movie to exist, it blesses us with the sight of two very peculiar actors playing off the other's tics for a majority of the runtime (though for sure, Cage…

  • The Killing

    The Killing

    ★★★★★

    Not one of Kubrick's richest movies, but it's one of my favorites to revisit. There's something kind of... fun?... about seeing a well-made plan go completely wrong for these entirely awful people, and the film is airtight at just eighty-four minutes. All-time performances by Cook, Hayden, and Windsor.