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  • Missing in Action

    Missing in Action

    ★★★½

    In which Chuck Norris begins to create the myth is that is Chuck Norris.  And in which he roams around Vietnam and drives some seriously hard bargains to rescue his buddies.  

    Everyone shoots at him.  Everyone tries to run him over.  Everyone tries to blow him up.   BUT THEY JUST CANT TAKE CHUCK DOWN.  And he drives down prices on the things that he wants.  And he never flinches.  NO MATTER HOW MANY AK-47’s go off around him.   


    God bless Chuck Norris.

  • Blue Steel

    Blue Steel

    ★★★½

    Ron Silver is about as bonkers as it gets in this making of a psychopath movie.   Watching him scream and workout and kiss and stand in a bathroom naked and bleeding all while sporting his perfect Patrick Bateman-esque suits and hair was a joy to behold.   Kathryn Bigelow pulled out all the stops for this one.

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  • The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

    The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

    ★★★★★

    An incredibly beautiful, violent and funny heartfelt ode to the cinematic west.    And within the middle of this feature movie of western short stories, there lies an ode to the death of cinema.   All while streaming on Netflix.   I wish that I could have seen it in a movie theater but am grateful for Netflix to put it out there.   

    The Coen Brothers certainly know how to film faces too.   


    I hope there’s a film print out there that will show at the New Beverly.

  • Mandy

    Mandy

    ★★★★★

    A revenger that is so singular in its directorial vision, so completely in it's own world, (one which can easily live in the same space as Panos's previous work, Beyond the Black Rainbow), my jaw dropped so many times while watching. It's aesthetically pleasing, mind-tripping genre mashup - the kind of movie one hopes will see in a movie theater, but rarely ever get to. It's hypnotic, both in it's banality, as in it's over the top violence. I mean,…