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    I don’t watch a whole lot of series TV. My few season-tickets are smart, funny and interesting. That once meant Friday Night Lights, Justified & Entourage. Now, there’s most of a season of Boardwalk Empire on my disk and I can hardly be bothered to watch it.

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Created Dec 16, 2010 02:21AM PST • Updated Sep 03, 2011 12:36AM PST

The better, the best, the perfect.

Not my only Faves, but worthy nonetheless.

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Title Released Trust Weighted Summary Viewable
1st Rear Window
1954 Perfect 88 Points

A lavish Hitchcock treat, full of glamour, suspense and wit. The establishing scene is a virtuoso display of filmmaking all by itself, while Grace Kelly graces – there is no other word for it – the silver screen like a goddess amongst mortals.

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Added Dec 16, 2010 02:21AM PST • Updated Sep 02, 2011 11:53PM PST
2nd Unforgiven
1992 Perfect 73 Points

Just as Goodfellas is the ne plus ultra of mob movies, Unforgiven is the apotheosis of Westerns. In classic Western form the movie endorses the ethos of the lone righteous man doing what needs done, while at the same time baldly debunking the glorification of gunfighters in the Wild West. Top Dog Western star Clint Eastwood commands the center of the movie on screen and behind the camera, painting Unforgiven as an elegy for his career in Westerns and for the genre itself.

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Added Dec 16, 2010 02:21AM PST • Updated Sep 02, 2011 11:53PM PST
3rd Apollo 13
1995 Perfect 77 Points

Gripping from start to finish, though the end is never in doubt.

Stands as a testament to American heroism, ingenuity and bravura movie-making.

Tom Hanks – in one of his iconic performances – heads a stellar cast atop their games.

The screenplay introduced not one, but two catchphrases into the popular lexicon.

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Added Dec 16, 2010 02:21AM PST • Updated Sep 02, 2011 11:53PM PST

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Movie Posted Summary Acting Film Edge Reality
Angel Has Fallen
  Sep 02, 2019 05:29AM PST
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Very Good 3.5

Angel Has Fallen falls from the greatness reached by London Has Fallen to a very respectable Very Good, the same qu…

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Very Good 3.5

Gerard Butler has made Mike Banning his personal piggy-bank, now essaying him for the third time. He's like if Clint Ea…

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Good 3.0

The great trailer nearby is better than the movie.

+ Crisply edited, it nails the key moments.
+ The drone attack …

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Risqué 2.4
Supernatural 3.5

Never mind the supernatural level of cinematic bs, films like Angel Has Fallen and the entire Fallen series are int…

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Blinded by the Light
  Aug 28, 2019 07:42AM PST
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Very Good 3.5

Bruce Springsteen songs drive Blinded by the Light, a helluva good concept, well played. That said, the film itself i…

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Very Good 3.5

Mostly newcomers, the entirely winning cast are by turns fresh, funny and brilliant – British brilliant.

  • Viveik Ka…
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Good 3.0

This somewhat autobiographical film has lots to love and some elements to disdain.

  • Great job showing the teenage t…
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Risqué 1.9
Glib 1.2
Once Upon a Time .....
  Aug 04, 2019 06:33AM PST
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Perfect 5.0

Hollywood loves Hollywood, always has and still does, especially Quentin Tarantino, local boy made good. He has outdone…

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Really Great 4.5

Brad Pitt & Margot Robbie are terrific, while Leonardo DiCaprio impressively grimaces his way through.

  • Pitt deserves…
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Perfect 5.0

Once Upon a Time opens with the Columbia logo lit like sparklers … and Tarantino's ode to Hollywood is off and runn…

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Sordid 3.3

Yes, there is death by flamethrower and it gets self-respecting Tarantino fan cheering and laughing.
Deal with it.

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Glib 2.0

Nevermind the highly surreal circoreality.
It’s the observations about Hollywood that are interesting in the long run….

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Top War Movies (8)
Nikhil Gupte March 01, 2011 06:40

War movies are one of my favourite genres. Ever since I saw Platoon (I was just 13 then…

Very Good 26 Points 2 Replies
  • Wick – Solid addition. Given *Letters* you must also add "Flags of Our Fa...
  • Nikhil Gupte – Greatest war movies
LOL Juvenile Humor (6)
BrianSez January 10, 2011 19:40

If you are in to juvenile humor like I am, you'll love these movies — even if they are…

Great 98 Points 2 Replies
  • BrianSez – Great suggestions Wick -done. I think this list will grow when we ...
  • Wick – Good list Bri. What about adding "Tropic Thunder":http://www.wikpi...

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