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To Live & Die In L.A. (1985) - "Your taste is in your ass."

Dimly, from the fur couch in my parents’ living room, I recall watching Dafoe set fire to paintings.  Only the forgery scenes really stuck– even though at nine it’s doubtful I had the least idea what forgery actually… 457 more words

The 6 Best Movies to Buy or Stream This Week: ‘Whiplash,’ ‘Big Hero 6’

We usually use this space to recommend the week’s five best new releases streaming and on disc, but some weeks that’s just not enough — and this is one of those weeks. 774 more words


The Exorcist (1973)

Nominated: Best Picture, Best Director (William Friedkin), Best Actress (Ellen Burstyn)

This movie is one of the greatest horror films of all time and one of Oscar’s biggest mistakes. 71 more words

Best Director

William Friedkin's "The People vs. Paul Crump"

Pretentious early documentary from the great William Friedkin. Attempts to portray the problems around the case of Paul Crump, a black man waiting on death row, convicted of murder, using testimonies of people involved with the case (either supporting Crump’s innocence or speaking against the death sentence) as basis for recreations of the actions that led to the conviction. 252 more words


Fight Scene Friday -- "The Hunted"

by Gabriel Valdez

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The only reason Liam Neeson still has an action career is because no one’s employed Tommy Lee Jones to chase him down yet. 572 more words


Variety: The Kinkiest Movies Ever Made

Introduction: The marketing campaign for “Fifty Shades of Grey” emphasizes one teasing question: Are you curious? And yet the implication that audiences haven’t already seen this type of provocative bedroom action on screens before is more than a bit naïve. 43 more words


The French Connection

I suppose The French Connection is technically a really good movie; I just didn’t like it that much. It was one of those movies, like… 568 more words