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Created Dec 16, 2010 02:22AM PST • Updated Dec 16, 2010 02:22AM PST

Title Released Trust Weighted Summary Viewable
1st Touch of Evil
1958 Very Good 69 Points
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“Do you realize I haven’t kissed you in over an hour?” says Charlton Heston to Janet Leigh at the end of Touch of Evil’s famous opening scene, three and a half minutes of directorial perfection. One long tracking shot, it features close-ups leading to long shadows, followed by long shots of choreographed people and vehicles at the US-Mexico border. Legendary director Orson Welles had a touch of genius, that’s for sure.

The rest of the movie disappoints in comparison, not that it’s not without a touch of intrigue, several even. Serious movie fans won’t be…

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1st The Godfather
1972 Really Great 39 Points
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This movie is a classic. I rarely like to watch movies over and over again — but I never tire of this one.

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1st Bull Durham
1988 None Yet 0 Points
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Moneyball
_40   Sep 24, 2011 11:47PM PST
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Really Great 4.5

Baseball is once again on the silver screen in the terrific new film Moneyball. The tone from the beginning is that th…

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Really Great 4.5

The acting is solid across the board. Brad Pitt is at the top of his game as Billy Beane, general manager of the 2001 …

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Really Great 4.5

The film works because the elements of filmmaking are in concert from the beginning. Bennett Miller’s direction is on …

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Tame 1.5

Beane’s well documented temper is on display and colors several scenes with angst and anticipation. What could have be…

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Natural 1.0

As the film is based on true events, nothing seems out of the ordinary or implausible. The weight of expectation on Be…

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Iron Man 2
_40   Jul 31, 2010 08:57PM PST
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Good 3.0

The first Iron Man was one of the best Superhero films of the last ten years, perhaps only bested by the Dark Knight an…

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Good 3.0

The one truly redeeming factor of the film is Robert Downey Jr. While there is some rather unremarkable dialogue, agai…

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OK 2.5

The film is not as tightly produced as the first film. There are a few effects that feel incomplete, and some of the l…

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Sordid 2.7
Surreal 3.0
Up in the Air
_40   Jan 26, 2010 11:25AM PST
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Great 4.0

The story is fairly solid – George Clooney is an ax man for hire (firing employees for various corporations too chicken…

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Great 4.0

George Clooney is top notch. This might be his best performance. Vera Farmiga is equally as good, and sexy as hell in…

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Great 4.0

The film looks great. Jason Reitman is really coming into his own as a filmmaker. There was nothing that took me out …

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Sordid 3.1

There is more of an edge emotionally, than physically. The aftermath of the sex is more important to the story than th…

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Natural 1.0

Almost perfect in presentation, as the story unfolds in a very naturalistic way. The characters make real choices, and…

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