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(Dec 1 - Dec 15)
Snowy ❄ Snow
How has this not been remade?! Truly a Die Hard clone worthy of rediscovery. Ken Wahl with the greatest mullet I have ever seen & Matt Frewer are the strange, pairing we never knew we needed. The ex-quarterback and the conscious cop vs. a team of ex-cops, a hardcore hitman and rich man Robert motherfuckin' Davi. Ya know, the guy who loves Trump and is a star of the "dude yelling into his iphone while driving" genre of online videos. Honestly…
TRAINS! we love em, don't we folks? - vol. II of IV
Been meaning to watch this for years and WOW extremely impressed. Voight goes full blown Eddie Bunker. Who is among the prestigious writers credited. Like Akira Kurosawa. Its a film of flawed characters clawing through just a flat out terrifying situation. Anytime someones walking on the iced over train exterior I'm instantly on pins. The finale is a great kiss of genre meeting a genuine human moment. Hell of a picture. Indeed the crown jewel of Canon Films.
Certainly can see how that NC-17 was earned. A slow and enthralling erotic spy drama with quite the gut punch of emotions on display. Tang Wei kills it and brings a different angle to the honeypot entrapment concept. Tony Leung is an excellent shape-shifter. Hot and cold all at once. It's elegant, steamy and piercing. Wished I'd seen this a long time ago, but also feel like I appreciate it more now.
From the young Hoff, to the father Hoff. It's been a minute since I watched The Master. The film that kind of set off PTAs current blend of vignette storytelling we'd see up to and including the new Licorice Pizza. One of Joaquin, Philip and Amy's best performances. It's also a beautiful example of economic filmmaking, but done with a little extra kick. Indie creators take that shit into consideration.
It's been an interesting movie day. M. Night is back with a film that ehhh... might annoy people, but also they might get into it. Homie is back with his more overt B-movie Twilight Zone/Outer Limits material. This one actually based on a French graphic novel that he's loosely adapted. People go to a remote beach and start gettin' OLD son! Why? How? When? Where? You'll have to see! As a resident M. Night "appreciator" and considering the onslaught of…