Bill Paxton


Bill Paxton. Paxton is going to be remembered for his comedic performances in James Cameron films (even near dark (bigelow) was produced by Cameron). He’s absolutely essential in these blockbusters. Paxton also directed frailty and

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They Live – 1988 Carpenter


Stars wrestler Roddy Piper and Keith David- who I love Carpenter’s score here might be the real star- it’s fantastic Carpenter is clearly influenced by Romero (which he mentions in the film) 50’s sci-fi (he

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Dirty Pretty Things – 2002 Frears


Strong ensemble led by Chiwetel Ejiofor, Audrey Tautou- Ejofor, in particular, is excellent Film about the haunting and seedy underbelly of London, immigration and the black market Ejofor plays a moral man (something he’s very

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The Seven-Per-Cent Solution – 1976 Herbert Ross


  Ross is not a great artist but he made 6 archiveable films, including this one, between 1972 and 1981 Strong performances from V. Redgrave, Arkin (playing Freud), Olivier in supporting turns The set designs

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The Razor’s Edge – 1946 Goulding


Anne Baxter, Tyrone Power, Gene Tierney, John Payne, Clifton Webb and Herbert Marshall make for a near perfect ensemble. Power and Payne aren't great actors but give some of their best work here (payne is only

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Get Out – 2017 Peele


First archiveable film from 2017 for me- I saw I don’t feel at home in this world anymore as well and it missed the archives- it’s an entertaining miss but a miss nonetheless It’s the

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The Getaway – 1972 Peckinpah


Peckinpah trademark here with the opening credits sequence does not disappoint. Here we have a stunning freeze frame opening Lucien ballard photography is top notch as is Quincy Jones Score (in the heat of the

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Destiny – 1921 Lang


Not his debut (8th film according to IMDB) but my first in the archives for Lang Quite an epic with the story in 3 parts clearly influenced by Griffith’s intolerance (Mideast story line, Spanish story

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While the City Sleeps – 1956 Lang


George Sanders, Dana Andrews, Thomas Mitchell, Vincent Price and Ida Lupino are all perfectly cast and do a great job here I really don’t care for Lang’s use of fast forward here on some chase

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Julieta – 2016 Almodóvar


It’s enjoyable and certainly an archiveable film but it is minor Almodóvar The plot twists are part Hitchcock and the mise-en-scene and family melodrama part douglas sirk- as all of good Almodóvar work is One

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Boys Don’t Cry – 1999 Peirce


It’s pure indie cinema goodness. A brilliant film. Difficult scenes- horrifying and sickening Known for the Oscar (deserving) from Hilary Swank but just as strong are the performances from Sevigny and Sarsgaard I really didn’t

Boys Don’t Cry – 1999 Peirce2017-02-24T20:14:26+00:00

The Outlaw Josey Wales – 1976 Eastwood


Love the simple revenge story that certainly has many film counterparts including more recent updates including braveheart and gladiator. Woefully underrated in Feb 2017 at #952 on TSPDT Originally was directed by Philip Kaufman (the

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