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  • On Her Majesty's Secret Service
  • Bullet in the Head
  • The Bridges of Madison County
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  • Top Gun

    ★★★

  • Cops

    ★★★

  • Drug War

    ★★★★

  • Donnie Brasco

    ★★★

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  • Top Gun

    Top Gun

    ★★★

    “I want some BUTTS!”

    Still kind of barely a movie, with one of the most rickety and calculated scripts I can think of, but good god does this subsist immensely on Tony’s sumptuous direction. So many choices that wouldn’t just become iconic in and of themselves, but would also cast a long shadow over pop culture in the decades to come. Also Maverick is a weirdly atypical Tom performance in hindsight, all smirking dudes rock machismo, in sharp contrast to…

  • Cops

    Cops

    ★★★

    Based woke king Buster was saying ACAB 100 years ago, truly the GOAT.

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  • House of Gucci

    House of Gucci

    ★★★

    "You're an idiot, but you're MY idiot."

    Very amusing performances (Leto as the most cartoonish version of Fredo ever is a hoot, Pacino is Pacino, Gaga is basically playing Lady Macbeth crossed with Cruella de Vil but also Italian, Jeremy Irons is somehow only the fourth hammiest actor despite being Jeremy Irons, Salma Hayek is a witch?????), but this is unfortunately one of those mid-tier Ridley movies where the script only feels about halfway to where it needs to be…

  • The Last Duel

    The Last Duel

    ★★★★

    "Now, you are damned."

    Lots of parallels abound with THE DUELLISTS, of course, petty men fighting for their pride/misguided honor codes/etc, but also a lot of parallels with KINGDOM OF HEAVEN in its attempts to bluntly and brazenly tackle a modern subject through a medieval lens. Definitely about as subtext-free as can be as an actual polemic (and definitely more successful at portraying the psychologies of shitty, evil men than as a feminist text), this nevertheless achieves an undeniable sort…