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95 94% A Better Tomorrow (1986) - Rated 27 Aug 2008
"One of the best action films, Woo has never done as well again. I do consider the characters "stubborn," but they are interesting enough for an action film. The acting is really superb, and so are the "gun fu" fights."
95 94% Chungking Express (1994) - Rated 27 Aug 2008
"Why have I not rate this film yet?! Nonetheless, I am absolutely enamored with this film. Watch it for yourselves; it inspired me to listen to Dennis Brown (he has an incredible song in there called "Things in Life")."
95 94% Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989) - Rated 27 Aug 2008
"I enjoy Allen's films, but I never think much of them. This is a clear exception, and it is his best work to date. Very engaging and very thought-provoking, Allen shows that he can make a well-crafted drama--and still have a bit of his humor in it."
95 94% Dark Days (2000) - Rated 27 Aug 2008
"An astounding documentary: very honest, very emotional, and very true. For a recent film, it has a very grubby 70s-80s underground look, which I admire as poignant and inspirational."
95 94% Gummo (1997) - Rated 27 Aug 2008
"Honestly, I don't believe this film has much "thematic purpose." But that's not the point; this is a different kind of film: it is a film that wants to capture an image and the emotions and thoughts attached to that image. Those who have seen this have a lot of difficulty describing why they find it so moving and precious, a sign that it is deeply, truly moving."
90 85% Bonnie and Clyde (1967) - Rated 27 Aug 2008
"A crazy quirk in Hollywood, this is a film with a lot of spirit. "Inspirational" is the least one can say about it."
100 99% Stranger Than Paradise (1984) - Rated 27 Aug 2008
"Eszter Balint is one of my favorite actresses, and she's not an actress. This Jarmusch piece has a lot of wonderful cinematography, and the ideas behind the film are also wonderful. It is a film about meaninglessness yet it has a lot of meaning. Also, it has an intriguing tone; a well-crafted mood film. There's nothing bad I can say about this film."
95 94% The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) - Rated 27 Aug 2008
"I have some very small issues with this film, but nothing I can remember clearly or off the top of my head! The presentation is truly incredible--when I heard the music, albeit a bit repetitive, I was floored. It's one of my favorite soundtracks now. A lot of styles in anime and recent action films have derived from Leone's works, and this film in particular. This is a very original film, and few other (maybe none!) westerns top it."
85 75% The Big Lebowski (1998) - Rated 26 Aug 2008
"A really fun film. Great concepts, defeats all expectations and conventions, a film for today."
95 94% M (1931) - Rated 25 Aug 2008
"Yes, this is a brilliant film. Truthfully, it did have some dull moments--"stalls"--so no, it's not perfect, along with some shaky camera dollies (understandable, back then, but the lighting is fantastic). However, the acting is just terrific. The themes and allegories to real life are very moving and disturbing, as is the trial scene, which says volumes about society...a scene I will remember forever, one of the few great moments in cinema history."