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  • Spiral: From the Book of Saw

    Spiral: From the Book of Saw

    ★★★

    ”Prepare to be underwhelmed”

    Hello, Letterboxd Reader.
    I want to play a game.
    The new Saw film is now arriving in theaters.
    It is up to you to decide if it will be your next watch.

    You have witnessed many movies, and maybe even other SAW films. But be careful. This film has as much in common with them as it does a cheap SE7EN knockoff.

    You will have to decide if you are willing to be subjected to a…

  • Wrath of Man

    Wrath of Man

    ★★★½

    ”I prefer to lose myself in the dizzy food comfort of synthetic cheese and impossible meat."

    Welcome to Guy Ritchie’s version of HEAT, in which he does away with all those pesky cops as well as any sense of a linear structure.

    Seriously, the first half of this film feels like somebody accidentally dropped the only draft of the original script and scrambled to reassemble it before anyone noticed.

    However, buried deep within is a pretty nifty Statham film that…

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  • Body Heat

    Body Heat

    ★★★★

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    1981 Marathon - Film #92

    “Are ready to hear something wild?”

    It’s hot sticky night and you’re waiting on a dock to inform a friend the details of how he’s being suspected of murder. While you wait what do you do? Stare at the ocean morosely? Smoke a cigarette anxiously? No, not if your Ted Danson. What you’d do is spend the time practicing an extended soft shoe dance routine.

    You’re writing a screenplay and your protagonist…

  • An American Werewolf in London

    An American Werewolf in London

    ★★★½

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    1981 Marathon - Film #91

    ”Beware the moon, lads.”

    Well, it's a marvelous night for a moondance
    With the scars just below your eyes
    A fantabulous night not to wear pants
    'Neath the cover of the London skies

    The wolves on the moors are howling
    To the moon and the victims below
    And I'm trying to avoid the calling
    but I’m afraid it’s starting to show

    You know that Jack’s corpse gives a whisper and push
    He…

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