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  • The Big Knife

    The Big Knife

    ★★★★½

    A surprisingly nasty shot at old Hollywood (at that time).
    It even name-dropped real Hollywood directors, which i've never seen in non-biographical Films of that time.

    Being adapted from a stageplay it hinges on a great cast, which it has.It also mainly takes place in 1 room (or better "Floor")

    Jack Palance as the big Hollywood looker, who has a strangely homoerotic kinship with his personal trainer....and pretty big psychological problems.
    Ms. Film Noir Ida Lupino.
    Rod Steiger as the most amazing thing in this.

    Robert Aldrich really doesn't hide his disdain for the Hollywood Industry of that time.

  • Pickup on South Street

    Pickup on South Street

    ★★★★½

    Richard Widmark being fantastic again.

    This is one of Sam Fuller's more straightforward works with some added Robert Aldrich nastiness.

    At times it is more akin to "On the waterfront" than other Noir Films of the time.
    It's full of great supporting characters as well.

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  • Gladiator

    Gladiator

    ★★★★★

    I'm a sucker for sword & sandals Films and this is about the best one since Kubrick's "Spartacus"

  • Nightcrawler

    Nightcrawler

    ★★★★★

    Does for Gyllenhall what "American Psycho" did for Christian Bale.

    My personal Best Film of 2014