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  • One Good Cop

    One Good Cop

    ★★½

  • Pacific Heights

    Pacific Heights

    ★★★

    Landlord propaganda, pure and simple. THE MONEY PIT with murder. Discussed on Episode 14 of The Suspense is Killing Us.

  • The Ladies Club

    The Ladies Club

    ★★★

    Inarguably televisual but it's almost impossible to pass up this premise, wherein the victims of assault or their relatives band together to snatch rapists right off the street and surgically castrate them. Has an undeniably frank -- especially for its time -- perspective on the way sexual violence against women was and to a great extent continues to be treated not merely by law enforcement but by friends, colleagues, and particularly spouses. I've seen more shocking and unpleasant stuff to be sure but this is unmissable for tracers of the subgenre.

  • Run

    Run

    ★★½

    An entire city is out to kill Patrick Dempsey and honestly can you blame them?

  • Missing Link

    Missing Link

    ★★★

    Laika continues to display some astonishing technical craft.

  • The Wedding Guest

    The Wedding Guest

    ★★★

    This is like some of the odder Fleming Bond short stories, the ones with a lot of the action stripped out that focus on his brooding misery and unable to connect with anyone. Also reminded me of the old Wong Kar-wai BMW short THE FOLLOW, which I always thought proved that Wong should be making a Bond movie but that's a whole other thing.

  • Crawl

    Crawl

    ★★★½

    87 minutes of blissfully unreconstructed exactly-what-it-says-on-the-box killer animal transmission. Every time someone makes a tourniquet for a fresh chomp, take a drink.

  • They Came to Cordura

    They Came to Cordura

    ★★½

    Pretty bumpy even by the standards of your usual late-Cooper straight-arrow lessons in masculinity and honor.

  • Taking Tiger Mountain

    Taking Tiger Mountain

    ★★★

    "Underground Marxist poet John Stockwell."

  • Gunman's Walk

    Gunman's Walk

    ★★★½

    Characteristically clean work from Karlson, its indictment of privilege completely unpretentious, with an unheralded Tab Hunter performance. If you'll allow me to climb up my own ass for a second this would make a really interesting double feature with WHITE DOG, of all things.

  • Point Blank

    Point Blank

    ★★½

    Congratulations you have made the baseline competent version of this film.

  • Far and Away

    Far and Away

    ★★½

    "Okay here we go. She hits the berg on the starboard side, right? She kind of bumps along punching holes like Morse code, dit dit dit, along the side, below the water line. Then the forward compartments start to flood. Now as the water level rises, it spills over the watertight bulkheads, which unfortunately don't go any higher then E-deck. So now as the bow goes down, the stern rises up. Slow at first, then faster and faster until finally…