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    Anything for Jackson (2020)
    Toy Story 4 (2019)
    The Queen of Black Magic (2019)
    Class Action Park (2020)
    Joker (2019)

    My Favorite Year (1982)
    Psycho Goreman (2021)
    Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar (2021)
    The Mechanic (1972)
    Magnum Force (1973)

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    My Favorite Year is a blast.
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    Yeah, the Dirty Harry sequels aren’t anything to write home about. The highlight is the 44 magnum auto loader in one of the later sequels.
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    I've been feeling like watching gritty 70s crime action/dramas the past couple nights. I'll probably watch the rest of the Dirty Harry movies now.

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    I enjoy Magnum Force and The Enforcer a lot. Sudden Impact is decent enough. The Dead Pool might as well be a parody it is so awful.
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    The Enforcer is entertaining enough, although it seems lighter than Dirty Harry and Magnum Force. It also feels like it's just bordering on parody. [
    ]. 7/10, but not good enough to make my Top 10.
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    • Mr. Thank You (Shimizu Hiroshi, 1936)
    • Europa '51 (Roberto Rossellini, 1952)
    • Touchez pas au grisibi (Jacques Becker, 1954)
    • Shin Heike monogatari (Mizoguchi Kenji, 1955)
    • The Insect Woman (Imamura Shohei, 1963)
    • Sayat-Nova (Sergei Parajanov, 1969)
    • Rendez-vous à Bray (André Delvaux, 1971)
    • Bush Mama (Haile Gerima, 1979)
    • All the Vermeers in New York (Jon Jost, 1990)
    • To Sleep with Anger (Charles Burnett, 1990)
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    The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (Noah Baumbach, 2017) warm
    Bitter Victory (Nicholas Ray, 1957) warm
    The Downfall of Osen (Mizoguchi Kenji, 1935) mild

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    Oh G*d I couldn't hit the escape button fast enough - sorry.
    Bummer. Oh well.

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    baby doll I bought To Sleep With Anger on Criterion during their last sale. Thoughts?
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    baby doll I bought To Sleep With Anger on Criterion during their last sale. Thoughts?
    It may be my favourite Burnett so far, surpassing Killer of Sheep in narrative fluidity and My Brother's Wedding in technical polish (from what I've seen of his later films, it's only rival in both departments is Nightjohn). The basic situation is fairly familiar but what Burnett does with it on a moment-by-moment basis is never predictable, yet at the same time, every development feels inevitable; the film's ending is especially surprising and delightful.
    Just because...
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    1.) The Uninvited (1944 / Allen)
    2.) Little Monsters (2019 / Forsythe)
    3.) The Nice Guys (2016 / Black)
    4.) Nighthawks (1981 / Malmuth)
    5.) Stray Dog (1949 / Kurosawa)
    6.) Bumblebee (2018 / Knight)
    7.) Frenzy (1972 / Hitchcock)
    8.) Avengers: Endgame (2019 / Russo Brothers)
    9.) The Exterminator (1980 / Glickenhaus)
    10.) Host (2020 / Savage)

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    Quote Quoting baby doll (view post)
    It may be my favourite Burnett so far, surpassing Killer of Sheep in narrative fluidity and My Brother's Wedding in technical polish (from what I've seen of his later films, it's only rival in both departments is Nightjohn). The basic situation is fairly familiar but what Burnett does with it on a moment-by-moment basis is never predictable, yet at the same time, every development feels inevitable; the film's ending is especially surprising and delightful.
    Ah, cool. I'll need to get my hands on his other films-I really should have seen Killer of Sheep by now.
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    Quote Quoting DFA1979 (view post)
    Spun the Dirty Harry movies loved that cliche of [
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    The cliche is going strong in Sudden Impact, too. This one was entertaining enough, although I thought the rape scene went on too long. Rape scenes need to be handled with a delicacy that few filmmakers seem to understand. In its favor, at least the scene was played as awful and violent rather than lascivious, as some 70s movies did. (I'm looking at you I Spit On Your Grave.) 7/10. Didn't make my Top Ten, though.

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    To Sleep with Anger is a great film, probably my favorite Burnett film as well.

    My list kinda looks like a preliminary draft of my 2020 Top 10 right now since that's what I've mostly focused on in Jan/Feb, but:
    1. First Cow (2019, dir. Kelly Reichardt)
    2. The Wolf House (2018, dirs. Joaquín Cociña & Cristóbal León)
    3. Zombi Child (2019, dir. Bertrand Bonello)
    4. Lovers Rock (2020, dir. Steve McQueen)
    5. Rehearsals for Extinct Anatomies (1987, dirs. Stephen Quay & Timothy Quay)
    6. Entr'acte (1924, dir. René Clair)
    7. Red, White and Blue (2020, dir. Steve McQueen)
    8. Nomad: In the Footsteps of Bruce Chatwin (2019, dir. Werner Herzog)
    9. One Night in Miami... (2020, dir. Regina King)
    10. Audience of One (2007, dir. Mike Jacobs)
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    Quote Quoting Spun Lepton (view post)
    The cliche is going strong in Sudden Impact, too. This one was entertaining enough, although I thought the rape scene went on too long. Rape scenes need to be handled with a delicacy that few filmmakers seem to understand. In its favor, at least the scene was played as awful and violent rather than lascivious, as some 70s movies did. (I'm looking at you I Spit On Your Grave.) 7/10. Didn't make my Top Ten, though.
    I think the movie takes it seriously enough although I agree regardless. Also I Spit On Your Grave is an awful POS movie that I despise.
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    Speaking of Burnett, I just found out that the National Gallery of Art is currently streaming a selection of Billy Woodberry's films, including Bless Their Little Hearts (which Burnett wrote and photographed).
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    That's pretty rad.

    Movie Log 2021

    1. The Master (2012, Netflix Instant Viewing)
    2. The House of Games (1987, Tubi TV)
    3. I Am Not Your Negro (2016, Netflix Instant Viewing)
    4. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (2011, Netflix Instant Viewing)
    5. Antonio das Mortes (1969, YouTube)
    6. Five Element Ninjas (1982, Netflix Instant Viewing)
    7. Midnight Special (2016, Netflix Instant Viewing)
    8. The Muppets (2011, Netflix Instant Viewing)
    9. Cairo Station (1958, Netflix Instant Viewing)
    10. The Furies (1950, Hulu)
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    Now, here I go again, I see
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    Just the one so far - I expect it will be in the top 10 - re-watching a lot of movies.

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    • Lucky Star (Frank Borzage, 1929)
    • Mr. Thank You (Shimizu Hiroshi, 1936)
    • Europa '51 (Roberto Rossellini, 1952)
    • Touchez pas au grisibi (Jacques Becker, 1954)
    • Shin Heike monogatari (Mizoguchi Kenji, 1955)
    • The Insect Woman (Imamura Shohei, 1963)
    • Sayat-Nova (Sergei Parajanov, 1969)
    • Bildnis einer Trinkerin (Ulrike Ottinger, 1979)
    • Bush Mama (Haile Gerima, 1979)
    • To Sleep with Anger (Charles Burnett, 1990)
    Just because...
    The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (Noah Baumbach, 2017) warm
    Bitter Victory (Nicholas Ray, 1957) warm
    The Downfall of Osen (Mizoguchi Kenji, 1935) mild

    The last book I read was...
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    The (New) World

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    1. Still Walking (2008)
    2. Imitation of Life (1959)
    3. Pather Panchali (1955)
    4. A Man Escaped (1956)
    5. Apur Sansar (The World of Apu) (1959)
    6. General Della Rovere (1959)
    7. Compulsion (1959)
    8. Aparajito (1956)
    9. A Bucket of Blood (1959)
    10. Ben-Hur (1959)
    Midnight Run (1988) - 9
    The Smiling Lieutenant (1931) - 8.5
    The Adventures of Robinhood (1938) - 8
    Sisters (1973) - 6.5
    Shin Godzilla (2016) - 7.5

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    Anything for Jackson (2020)
    Toy Story 4 (2019)
    The Queen of Black Magic (2019)
    Class Action Park (2020)
    Joker (2019)

    My Favorite Year (1982)
    Psycho Goreman (2021)
    Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar (2021)
    May the Devil Take you (2018)
    The Mechanic (1972)

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    Have you seen Southern Comfort?
    Not yet, I'd never seen any Walter Hill films. It's next in line for me.

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    Not yet, I'd never seen any Walter Hill films. It's next in line for me.
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    1.) The Uninvited (1944 / Allen)
    2.) Little Monsters (2019 / Forsythe)
    3.) The Nice Guys (2016 / Black)
    4.) Nighthawks (1981 / Malmuth)
    5.) Stray Dog (1949 / Kurosawa)
    6.) Bumblebee (2018 / Knight)
    7.) Frenzy (1972 / Hitchcock)
    8.) Avengers: Endgame (2019 / Russo Brothers)
    9.) Birds of Prey (2020 / Yan)
    10.) The Exterminator (1980 / Glickenhaus)

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