Primal Fear – 1996 Hoblit

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woefully underrated by the critics- 47 on mc but I have it in the archives The critics, rightly so, have a really hard time with some of the hokey courtroom stuff—the film would’ve been better

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The Others – 2001 Amenabar

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Certainly borrows equally from the sixth sense and jack clayton’s the innocents from 1961—Kidman, like the Kerr character- dominates the film which is a horror film with a young boy/girl combo Kidman is so genuine

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1936

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best film:  modern times is easily the best film of 1936. It’s a testament to Chaplin that this film, not even his best, hovers so far above the other best films of 1936. It’s a

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Baby Driver – 2017 Edgar Wright

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The film starts with two stunner sequences- the car chase and the singin’ in the rain- like tracking shot Influences are a’ plenty from overt ones like goodfellas and fight club to homages to bullet

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The Beguiled – 2017 Sofia Coppola

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The first thing to praise is the use of natural lighting and intermixed exterior shots of the garden and house- it’s stunning photography from beginning to end and you need the full film to realize.

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The Beguiled – 1971 Siegel

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Many similarities in the artistic form with both Siegel’s dirty harry (also from 1971) and eastwood’s outlaw josey wales in 1976. All three are shot by Bruce Surtees (lenny 1974) – like Dirty Harry and

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Batman Begins – 2005 Nolan

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I had forgotten how polarizing the reviews were- I thought it was closer to like 78-85 with universal praise but it has a 70 on mc with 5 (12% 100’s which is quite high for

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1935

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best film:  The 39 Steps. 1935 has the weakest “best film of the year” of the decade by a pretty wide margin. I love the 39 steps but have it no better than tied for

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