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  • Death Is a Woman

    Death Is a Woman


    Some good furniture, and I can't help but love a locked room mystery. But the characters in this messy island romp are so badly drawn and lacking perceptible motivations that I really couldn't find a foothold...just slogged along with it until its extremely predictable ending.

    Network DVD.

  • Sleeping Dogs Lie

    Sleeping Dogs Lie


    The greatest one-joke movie ever made. Bobcat Goldthwait is a titan.

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  • Jaws



    Anytime, anywhere. For my money, Spielberg made 5 perfect films, and this one is at the top. Not a wasted shot, pitch perfect casting, pitch perfect dialogue. No sentimental hokum, and a Mamet ending.

    I find when talking to others that the legacy of this film (in terms of "inventing the summer blockbuster," "shark movie," etc.) tends to overshadow what a finely crafted thriller it, so much so that it I think it might be called one of the few "creature" films of the 1970s with an auteur stamp.

  • Butcher, Baker, Nightmare Maker

    Butcher, Baker, Nightmare Maker



    As much as in her legendary performance in FAT CITY, Susan Tyrell takes this completely insane horror hayride to the next level. It would have been a fine movie without her, more than likely, but she gives it life.

    I have asked three cinephile friends for their theories on the the family history here, and have gotten three different answers.

    Code Red blu-ray.