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The Movies-to-Watch List: Secret Honor (1984)

Holy cow. When I added Secret Honor to the Movies To Watch list, I had never heard of it before. The recommendation came from Jon Morris and was seconded by Leonard Pierce, and that’s a combo I couldn’t really ignore. … Continue reading

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The Movies-to-Watch List: Night of the Hunter (1955)

I don’t know what I was expecting from Night of the Hunter, but it wasn’t what I got. What’s there is a fascinatingly bizarre movie with weird tonal changes, a single riveting performance, and absolutely surreal scenes. Robert Mitchum is … Continue reading

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The Movies-to-Watch List: Barton Fink (1991)

I like a lot of Coen Brothers movies, and I try to take notice of when there’s a new one, but I don’t know that I’d call myself a huge fan. There are ones I like a bunch (Fargo, Raising … Continue reading

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The Movies-To-Watch List: Yojimbo (1961)

I don’t know what I was expecting from Yojimbo. I’d never seen a Kurosawa film before, and it seemed like a good place to start. I knew he was influenced by westerns and my experience with that genre is pretty … Continue reading

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The Movies-To-Watch List: The Asphalt Jungle (1950)

When I first asked noir expert and shuffleboard champion Leonard Pierce for movie recommendations, The Asphalt Jungle was high on his list. Having watched it, I can see why. This movie is great. Such a simple idea done beautifully. The … Continue reading

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The Movies-To-Watch List: Fast & Furious (2009)

Ok I watched it.                         Fine, here’s more. The original Movies To Watch List was put together to fulfill multiple goals, one of which was to broaden my pop … Continue reading

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My Movies-to-Watch List for 2015

A year ago I decided to tackle my aversion to movies by creating a list of ten movies I would watch before the end of the year. I sort of failed at that because I only got through six of … Continue reading

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The Movies-To-Watch List: Apocalypse Now (1979)

“It’s impossible for words to describe what is necessary to those who do not know what horror means. Horror.” That line, sampled at the beginning of a remix of Shriekback’s “Nemesis”, was much of all I knew of Apocalypse Now. … Continue reading

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