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  • The Color of Money

    The Color of Money

    Rewatch is pretty much how I felt when I saw it in the 80's: Newman is dynamite, especially his scene with one-scene wonder Whitaker, & his subsequent breakdown - but Cruise is SO callow (acting, not character) that you keep waiting for a comeuppance that never comes. And you definitely want more with the beautiful, talented Mastrantonio & Shaver. Scorsese keeps things moving courtesy DP Michael Ballhaus & editor Thelma Schoonmaker, but its mostly flash.

  • Mother

    Mother

    Brooks sadly getting progressively more toothless as he gets older - the phone calls with Mom in Modern Romance wipe the floor with this whole movie.

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  • Mona Lisa

    Mona Lisa

    British film, before it became the waystation for Eton College toffs with hyphenated names, used to be about people who looked & acted like Bob Hoskins - real people.

  • The 'Burbs

    The 'Burbs

    Rare total miss from Dante, seems to be tailor-made for his sensibilities but doesn't even make it to sitcom grade, even in Dante's workprint, which mostly just has alternate takes - I smell meddling hands of producers Ron Howard & Brian Grazer.