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    I’m open to pretty much any kind of movie, so long as it’s well done. Favorite genres include comedies, war movies, historical dramas, biopics, action and nature. Like I said, pretty much all kinds.

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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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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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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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Movie Posted Summary Acting Film Edge Reality
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Very Good 3.5

A movie that fits the man who made France into a triumphant titan of the early 1800s, Napoleon meets many of the mome…

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Very Good 3.5
Very Good 3.5
Sordid 3.1
Glib 1.6

Napoleon has come under withering criticism for historical falsehoods. For instance, Andrew Roberts' Commentary essay…

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The Equalizer 3
  Sep 15, 2023 07:25PM PST
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Really Great 4.5

Formulaic sequels like The Equalizer 3 don't get any respect. However, they make for immensely satisfying cinematic e…

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Very Good 3.5

Denzel is only rivaled by Tom Cruise in moviestar power, and exceeds Tom Terrific in hypnotic magnetism.

Given that…

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Perfect 5.0

Antoine Fuqua directs a mafia movie and an avenger movie and a perfect postcard to the classic charms of provincial Italy.

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Sordid 3.0
Surreal 2.8
  Aug 08, 2023 08:48AM PST
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Really Great 4.5

J. Robert Oppenheimer is an American hero, flawed like most, resolute when it mattered. The Father of the Atomic Bomb s…

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Great 4.0

The huge cast of big-name actors play almost 50 roles of real-life people who have Wikipedia pages dedicated to them, m…

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Really Great 4.5

Oppenheimer is a monumentally accomplished film by the great auteur Christopher Nolan: every line freighted, with sce…

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Risqué 2.5
Glib 1.2

So much reality to comment on, just not now.

However, here is a relevant observation from my review of "Hacksaw Ridg…

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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…

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  • 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…

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  • 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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