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Drowning in Waves of Money: Glengarry Glen Ross

David Mamet’s Glengarry Glen Ross is frequently great, and it is obviously cinema, although it must said about those two words, “great” and “cinema”, that this adaptation doesn’t know how to bind them. 1,069 more words


Grosse Pointe Blank (1997)


Martin Blank (John Cusack) is a professional assassin. Lately, he finds that life is becoming meaningless so he is seeking for something to lift him up from the doldrums. 337 more words


johnlink ranks GROSSE POINTE BLANK (1997)

Little background on this blog. Back in 2008 I was involved in a podcast with my wife, my brother, and our long time friend. Called ‘The Iocaine Project’, it was a forum for us to talk about movies, books, music, or whatever. 851 more words

Johnlink Favorite Flicks


Steve Carell is at his comedic best in this big screen reboot of the 60s TV series, playing the role of legendary Don Adams’ Maxwell Smart. 266 more words


Freebie and the Bean (1974)

For this loud cop film in the buddy buddy genre we are treated to the off beat pairing of James Caan and Alan Arkin.

Richard Rush of The Stunt Man fame directed this film which must have served as a template to the car crashes that John Landis featured to death in The Blues Brothers. 545 more words

Daily Take

Million Dollar Arm (2014)

(If this is your first time on this blog, I ask you to read my “About” page first! You can find a link to it at the top left-hand corner of this blog. 1,305 more words