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    Posted: 8 hours 41 minutes ago at 12:19am

Wow, I can see why this is considered a classic now. A masterful piece of film-making. The Soviet propaganda is kind of obvious, but the storytelling is excellent from a time when actions rather than words had to tell most of the story.
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I remember a number of the deaths in this from when I saw this as a kid. The one in the lift stuck with me longest... Anyway, William Holden got to make up for the mistake he made in turning down the original Omen movie. While not quite as shocking as the first (I mean, you already know people are gonna die because of a boy who's now a teenager), the story is still pretty strong, the faked up prophecies are mostly well done, and the range of ways people die is quite imaginative.
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I also found Natural Born Killers to be sloppy and overrated
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This got all hyped to hell when it was first released, so I fucking avoided it. It's a hot mess of a movie, and seemed like Oliver Stone was trying to be too fucking clever for his own good, and trying to hit too many movie tropes, which distracts from the main story. Woody Harrelson and Juliette Lewis are both excellent, Robert Downey Jr is a bit OTT (and his Aussie accent is fucking awful!), but the stand-out for me was Rodney Dangerfield, playing so much against type as Mallory's abusive father as to be genuinely terrifying in what was his only dramatic role.
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Another Altman. This time, it's a wartime comedy. Hijinks galore that haven't always aged well in today's woke climate. But I can laugh at it as a product of its time. Not a movie to take too seriously, just enjoy. 
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Gayn*****s From Outer Space (No fucking way am I putting up THAT movie poster!)

Curiosity can be a good thing, but not in this case. Absolutely awful, and the joke falls flat as fuck.


And it's on YouTube if you have 27 masochistic minutes to waste.
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Funny as fuck. Only in a Kevin Smith movie would a donkey sex show seem normal. And King Diamond's music keeps popping up for demonic interludes...
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The First Purge (2018):
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Two films that I've seen before that didn't make the best impression the first time around, but resonated a lot more on these second shots.



Considered the first 'true' Brian De Palma film, Sisters really wears its influences on its sleeve, especially the Hitchcock ones. It's a pretty great film though and I don't know why this didn't strike me the first time around. 



This one also opened up a lot, but I do actually get why it took two goes to appreciate this one. It's not the easiest of films and I'm still not sure exactly which characters are real and which ones are all in the lead's head, especially when the same character can sometimes be flesh and blood and at other times, an hallucination. It's quite a mindfuck of a movie actually. It's a movie that really intrigues me though: I can see myself picking up a physical copy sometime. The director Robert Altman is also of great interest to me at the moment. While I don't have a film from him yet that has hit my top tier, I find myself greatly respecting his work even if it isn't always immediate, which is most of it save The Long Goodbye and the underrated Kansas City. 
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Not seen this in years and had forgotten how funny it is! Just the perfect antidote to a hell of a hard week at work (unlike these guys though, I like my job, and my office is really nice).
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File under: So Bad, It's Good. 

It also has Vincent Price, which is always a bonus. 
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Third watch on this one. A powerful performance from Bogart as a volatile screenwriter in the frame for murder. 



Perhaps not Tarantino's most snappy movie, but I would call it his sometimes misunderstood cinematic masterpiece. 

One more to go on the Tarantino re-watch, then I'm thinking of either doing a franchise or the Hitchcock's I own. 
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A lot better than I was expecting. I really only remember Gary Cooper from Sergeant York, but he's really good here, playing a brooding, conflicted marshal. And this also features a young Grace Kelly as his wife, who I hadn't realised was quite such a beauty. The paid apparently had an affair during the filming (Cooper age 50, Kelly age 21!). What's really impressive about this movie is that while it's quite short (84 minutes), it's shot in real time, or very close to it.

It was intended as an allegory for the McCarthyist blacklisting (Lloyd Bridges plays a supporting role, and was "grey listed") which was going on in Hollywood at the time, and as such was snubbed for best picture at the Oscars, and John Wayne hated it and was still complaining about it 20 years later.

It also features Harry Morgan (Colonel Potter from M.A.S.H.), Lee van Cleef before he was a leading man, and Sheb Wooley, who later produced the famous "Wilhelm scream".

This wasn't the only western that John Wayne famously hated. Another one is Eastwood's High Plains Drifter. Apparently he even wrote a letter to Eastwood denouncing the film. 
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A lot better than I was expecting. I really only remember Gary Cooper from Sergeant York, but he's really good here, playing a brooding, conflicted marshal. And this also features a young Grace Kelly as his wife, who I hadn't realised was quite such a beauty. The paid apparently had an affair during the filming (Cooper age 50, Kelly age 21!). What's really impressive about this movie is that while it's quite short (84 minutes), it's shot in real time, or very close to it.

It was intended as an allegory for the McCarthyist blacklisting (Lloyd Bridges plays a supporting role, and was "grey listed") which was going on in Hollywood at the time, and as such was snubbed for best picture at the Oscars, and John Wayne hated it and was still complaining about it 20 years later.

It also features Harry Morgan (Colonel Potter from M.A.S.H.), Lee van Cleef before he was a leading man, and Sheb Wooley, who later produced the famous "Wilhelm scream".
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Typical Disney remake fare. It's a fine movie, but is so woke it basically turns it into an alternate history tale. If they wanted a diverse cast, why not set it in modern times instead of starting off in 1909? And in the American south no less. There's absolutely no way Lady's owners would be a married mixed race couple back then. I know things were pretty shitty back then for people of colour (to put it mildly), but I don't see how re-writing history to fit a modern narrative is helping anyone. Especially not in a family movie. What exactly is that teaching the kids? That it doesn't matter what shit you do because future generations will pretend it never happened? Fucked if I know. 

I actually quite liked the movie. But the setting is just weird. 



Third watch, at least. Might even be my fourth. Not a film that ever feels like it's over 2.5 hours long to me. 
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The Purge: Election Year
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AKA Terribly Happy, to give it its English title. 

Good quirky Danish film that gets progressively darker. 
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Not seen this in years. I got the soundtrack album for my 12th birthday. Anyway... to me this is a better and more relatable Gen-X teen movie than fucking Breakfast Club. This actually has tractors, and I spent A LOT of my teen years on a fucking tractor.Wink
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Now here's one I'd been meaning to watch again for so long that hardly any of the film was familiar to me. It's perhaps a typical 90's action flick, but it's fun as hell and Travolta and Cage, who both don't always appear in the best projects, are both good in it. 



Another long overdue second watch. I don't think it an unearned accolade to call Interstellar this generation's 2001. 
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