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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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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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The Lives of Others
  Sep 23, 2020 03:18AM PST
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Perfect 5.0

The Stasi employed 100,000 East Germans, who maintained a network of 200,000 informers, in a country of 16 million peop…

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Really Great 4.5
Perfect 5.0

The Lives of Others reveals a claque of sophisticated, urbane people living ridiculous lives due to socialism. Most a…

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Sordid 3.2
Glib 1.1

East Germany was the most tight-ass society ever. Jokes aren't allowed.

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Mr. Jones
  Sep 04, 2020 02:39AM PST
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Perfect 5.0

Gareth the Great defenestrates two cultural institutions in one fell swoop: communism and the NY Times. Plus, it's m…

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Very Good 3.5

The big cast holds up well, all playing real historical characters. James Norton plays Gareth Jones himself, with Peter…

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Perfect 5.0

Agnieszka Holland's film of Andrea Chalupa script is a perfect creation, up to the freighted weight of the true story i…

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Risqué 1.6
Glib 1.2

Stalin's forced famine of Ukraine was covered up by the Communists and their toadies in the American press, creating th…

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Trotsky
  Jul 16, 2020 06:56AM PST
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Great 4.0

The three men who led the Russian Revolution – Trotsky, Lenin and Stalin – come alive in Trotsky, a 2017 Russian mini…

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Great 4.0

The Russian, Ukrainian and Georgian cast are uniformly great.

One standout is Viktoriya Poltorak as Frida Kalo. Thou…

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Great 4.0

This great miniseries on Netflix lays bare how Marxism works in practice, including its preference for power over truth…

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Sordid 3.0

Trotsky was responsible for thousands of murders, Lenin for hundreds of thousands and Stalin for millions. Beware.

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Glib 1.3

Sexed up for TV, the Trotsky miniseries has been roundly criticized for playing fast and loose with the facts, hence …

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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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