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  • Hardcore

    ★★★★

  • Rolling Thunder

    ★★★

  • Taxi Driver

    ★★★★½

  • Puss in Boots: The Last Wish

    ★★★

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  • Hardcore

    Hardcore

    ★★★★

    86 Pretty good sordid little detective story, with the guy on the case a very religious self-righteously upright “family man” trying to track down his wayward daughter, who has been “lured away” to make adult films. Good acting, good character work, a little hard to believe a geriatric Scott could pound the stuffing out of all these younger guys, but I guess the protective papa bear factor gives him super strength. I know I’m a born cynic, but nothing about…

  • Rolling Thunder

    Rolling Thunder

    ★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    77 I checked this out based on the chapter in Cinema Speculation but clearly Tarantino is a way bigger fan of it than I am. One of the more grim and joyless of the revenge exploitation flicks that came out in this decade. The main character has no likeability or charisma, we are just supposed to hang in with this morose sad sack out of pity for all the messed up stuff that’s happened to him. You can only tell…

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  • Blow-Up

    Blow-Up

    ½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    48 Mimes race through town. 15 minutes of surly jerk photographer alternately taking pictures of and screaming at drag queens in bizarre outfits. Then he drives around for awhile and does nothing in particular. Something resembling a plot finally starts about 25 minutes in when he takes candid photos of a stranger in the park and she freaks out and tries to bite him. Two wannabe models show up at his doorstep and end up wrestling naked and wrapping themselves…

  • The Thing

    The Thing

    ★★★★

    87 “I dunno what the hell’s in there… but it’s weird and pissed off, whatever it is!” This remake of the 50’s film hews much closer to the original short story, in which the alien life form is able to shape change and mimic any creature it infects. So we not only get the dreadful isolation of these desperate men being trapped far from civilization in the frozen wastes of Antarctica with a monster, but they have no idea whom…