AuteurTheory

"I hate life! The torment, the cruelty of it." -Limelight

Favorite films

  • The Passion of Joan of Arc
  • Hardware
  • The Death King
  • Mondo Weirdo

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  • Rabid Dogs

    ★★★★½

  • Dead Presidents

    ★★★★½

  • Man Bites Dog

    ★★★★

  • Action U.S.A.

    ★★★★½

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  • Rabid Dogs

    Rabid Dogs

    ★★★★½

    This must be Bava’s most frantic film. It’s almost nonstop suspense. It’s thrilling, yet bleak. Great ending.

  • Dead Presidents

    Dead Presidents

    ★★★★½

    I’ve been meaning to see this since the 90s. I remember the trailers being really cool. Let’s find out…
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    I thought this would be a straight gangster film, but a large portion of it is an engaging and gruesome Vietnam movie. 
    I would say it’s a character study, except there’s six or seven characters that we get to know. 
    It’s gory in an almost horror movie type of way. It’s a drama, war movie, gangster flick, and heist film.…

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  • Thief

    Thief

    ★★★★½

    I’ve never liked a Michael Mann film, but I have such a good feeling about this one I picked up the Criterion BluRay. I also hear it might have been an influence on Drive, so let’s find out...
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    Oh god yes. Gimme that rain soaked neon synth city shit all day. 
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    I was like “how is Jon Belushi so thin?” Then I remembered Jim Belushi exists. 
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    Willie Nelson. 
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    OK, our protagonist is not a good guy.…

  • The Devils

    The Devils

    ★★★★

    I’m too tired to write about this debauched classic, but the crocodile was amazing. 
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    I ended up going to bed and finishing it today, but I couldn’t post this without saying a few things. For example, the hunchbacked nun (Vanessa Redgrave) is a great character, it might make my list of favorites. I couldn’t possibly go without mentioning how comical Oliver Reed looks as Jesus (luckily that was a short sequence). His head is just so damn wide and…