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  • Out of Sight
  • The Human Condition I: No Greater Love
  • The Manchurian Candidate

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  • The Invisible Man

    ★★★½

  • Palm Springs

    ★★★★

  • The Smurfs 2

    ★★½

  • Love Wedding Repeat

    ★★½

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  • Die Another Day

    Die Another Day

    I'm not sure that it is coincidence that Each of the three Autsin Powers movies all came out the five to six month earlier in the same years as a James Bond Movie (1997: International Man of Mystery - Tomorrow Never Dies, 1999: The Spy Who Shagged Me - The World is Not Enough, 2002: Goldmember - Die Another Day). As one series was gaining popularity spoofing 007, the actual 007 kept doing the same thing. In this film the…

  • Hellraiser

    Hellraiser

    Having known of Pinhead practically my whole life, but not watching this for over 30 years after it came out, I was shocked at how little he and the cenobites were in it and how much this movie surrounded a B-Level almost soap-opera family-drama plot line that simply dragged down the entire movie.

    I'm not so sure I want to subject myself to seven more sequels, but I might give the next few as I would imagine a course correction given how iconic the character has become.

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  • The Silence

    The Silence

    ★★★

    There is often heavy lifting required by the audience when watching an Ingmar Bergman film. It's one of the reasons that many of his films are as great as they are. His and his collaborators methodical approach gives you the tools as well as the time to ponder and digest the images and scenes, which invests you into the films not often seen/felt elsewhere. However in the The Silence, I feel that this is to the detriment of the film.…

  • The Age of Innocence

    The Age of Innocence

    ★★★★★

    An underrated gem from the early 90's that gets blotched out by higher profile films of the era (Schindler's List, Pulp Fiction) or by Scorsese's own films of the era (Goodfellas). But The Age of Innocence stands on its own as an all-time great film. From a visual perspective, Scorsese and his design team have created a lush and deep setting that both suffocates with repression while also being deeply sensual, helped out in great deal by Michelle Pfeiffer and…