James Caan's Pinky Ring

James Caan's Pinky Ring

Favorite films

  • The Lusty Men
  • The Yakuza
  • Casino
  • Jackie Brown

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  • Interstellar

    ★★★★

  • The Lusty Men

    ★★★★★

  • The Wood

    ★★★★★

  • Trainspotting

    ★★★★½

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  • Interstellar

    Interstellar

    ★★★★

    That black hole shredded his ass to bits and then he realized there was another side after death and he was hauntiny himself as a ghost, telling himself not make those mistakes, and that's a really cool and fairly universal exploration of science as spirituality you can find all through human history, but it loses me with the seeing his kids on another planet stuff. And I feel like they didn't take enough time to explore the whole death and…

  • The Lusty Men

    The Lusty Men

    ★★★★★

    The universe has been conspiring to make me direct movies for years. When I was about to go back to school and for the first time ever considering giving up writing and directing my own scripts I saw The Lusty Men. The first time I ever saw it, it was clear no movie had spoken to me so deeply. And I've never felt any less connected to the material. The fact that I found my favorite movie when I almost…

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  • The Yakuza

    The Yakuza

    ★★★★★

    "...Soon as I walk in the door she always says 'How's Harry?' So once a year I tell her how you are."

    The Wolverine movie we really deserved. A tragic fable about the pain of living a long life and seeing love and friendships and turn and the people you do love pass away. In the 1970s film noir legend Robert Mitchum made two of his grittiest, best crime movies with The Friends of Eddie Coyle in '73 and this…

  • The Getaway

    The Getaway

    ★★★★

    "What happened to Hansen?"
    "Oh, he didn't make it. And neither did you."

    RIP Fritz Lang. How you would have loved the 1994 version of The Getaway. Another nastily bleak, gloriously trashily evil '90s neo-noir that I'm feeling dumb about waiting this long to have given a chance¹. Finally watched because I was looking for something after Kill Me Again and Malice and it scratched exactly the itch I was hoping for². Alec Baldwin and Mr.Blond competing to see who…