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  • Paris, Texas
  • Voices Through Time
  • Streetwise
  • Three Crowns of the Sailor

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  • Time Lapse

    ★★★

  • The Yakuza

    ★★★½

  • Fate/stay night: Heaven's Feel I. Presage Flower

    ★★★½

  • Over the Edge

    ★★★½

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  • Time Lapse

    Time Lapse

    ★★★

    "You don't fuck with time."

    Time Lapse is a low budget time travel movie that isn't really about time travel as much as it's about the future being predetermined and unchangeable. I would have been far more impressed had the story explored a slightly more interesting concept, like coming events not being set in stone until they're observed via the machine's photographs.

    But it's a solid enough distraction if you're looking for a lesser known entry in the time travel genre.

  • The Yakuza

    The Yakuza

    ★★★½

    "A man without duty is not a man."

    Two men, one American former police officer/private detective, and one Japanese former Yakuza, find themselves bound by duty to repay their debts to former friends, and to one another. But when is it more honorable to simply walk away than to pull the people you love into your conflict, and at what point does duty become selfish pride?

    Mitchum, Takakura and Jordan are all great, Schrader's screenplay is about as nuanced and…

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  • The Iron Claw

    The Iron Claw

    ★★★

    Admittedly, I enjoy pro wrestling and know a decent amount about the history of the industry and about the Von Erichs, so my expectations for The Iron Claw may have been a bit different than the average non-wrestling fan's. The true story the film is based on is incredibly sad and compelling in equal measure, and there's more than enough content there to justify a miniseries or even a multi-season TV show. The truth is, more may have been accomplished…

  • The Long Good Friday

    The Long Good Friday

    ★★★½

    British crime lord Harold Shand (Bob Hoskins) finds himself dealing with multiple bombings of his properties and the murders of his cohorts as he works to close a major property deal with the American mafia.

    Most of the film is a slow burn, which doesn't always serve the genre, but the final act really picks up the pace and it closes strong.

    Probably could have used a bit more Bob Hoskins screaming angrily at people, since he's great at that.