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  • Chinatown
  • The Third Man
  • The Long Goodbye
  • Barton Fink

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  • The Terminator

    ★★★★

  • The Town That Dreaded Sundown

    ★½

  • Commando

    ★★★½

  • Manhattan Murder Mystery

    ★★★½

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  • Commando

    Commando

    ★★★½

    I thoroughly enjoy this movie, but the question must be asked: why wasn’t Matrix’s daughter written as his wife? It would have been the easiest change to make. Jenny makes breakfast for Matrix, engages with him in thoughtful conversation, shares kisses with him, ostensibly spends every second of every day with him, and generally acts like his thirty-five year old wife, but is actually his teenage daughter. It is very weird.

  • Love, Guaranteed

    Love, Guaranteed

    I typically am not that guy who groans when “legal” movies get the law wrong, but Jesus Christ does this movie fuck just about everything up.

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  • Affliction

    Affliction

    ★★★★★

    I frankly realize that Affliction will never be mentioned in the ongoing conversation concerning the ‘greatest films ever’—which, when you consider that I rank it higher than both 2001 and Seven Samurai, only makes this five-star rating completely ridiculous—but I’ll continue to champion it as one of the bleakest, most harrowing domestic dramas—and yes, one of the greatest films—of all time. a bold claim? If it is, then just ignore me.

    Paul Schrader’s televisual directing style has proved time and…

  • Sex and the City 2

    Sex and the City 2

    this is a satire. this has to be a satire. i mean, really, seriously this has just got to be the most subversive, most scathing, most indescribably disturbing satire ever filmed. ever. in the entire history of the medium. had robert altman lived to see this, he would have been scared for his own life. had paddy chayefsky lived to see this, he would have straight killed himself. if this had been shown to george orwell, he would have literally…