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Created Dec 16, 2010 02:21AM PST • Updated Sep 03, 2011 12:36AM PST

The better, the best, the perfect.

Not my only Faves, but worthy nonetheless.

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Title Released Trust Weighted Summary Viewable
1st Rear Window
1954 Perfect 88 Points
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A lavish Hitchcock treat, full of glamour, suspense and wit. The establishing scene is a virtuoso display of filmmaking all by itself, while Grace Kelly graces – there is no other word for it – the silver screen like a goddess amongst mortals.

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Added Dec 16, 2010 02:21AM PST • Updated Sep 02, 2011 11:53PM PST
2nd Unforgiven
1992 Perfect 73 Points
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Just as Goodfellas is the ne plus ultra of mob movies, Unforgiven is the apotheosis of Westerns. In classic Western form the movie endorses the ethos of the lone righteous man doing what needs done, while at the same time baldly debunking the glorification of gunfighters in the Wild West. Top Dog Western star Clint Eastwood commands the center of the movie on screen and behind the camera, painting Unforgiven as an elegy for his career in Westerns and for the genre itself.

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Added Dec 16, 2010 02:21AM PST • Updated Sep 02, 2011 11:53PM PST
3rd Apollo 13
1995 Perfect 77 Points
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Gripping from start to finish, though the end is never in doubt.

Stands as a testament to American heroism, ingenuity and bravura movie-making.

Tom Hanks – in one of his iconic performances – heads a stellar cast atop their games.

The screenplay introduced not one, but two catchphrases into the popular lexicon.

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Added Dec 16, 2010 02:21AM PST • Updated Sep 02, 2011 11:53PM PST

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Movie Posted Help-s Summary Help-s Acting Help-s Film Help-s Edge Help-s Reality
Gold
_40   Jun 17, 2018 10:19AM PST
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Great 4.0

Matthew McConaughey rode the tiger (yet again) in the under-titled Gold, the truthy tale of a hard-living, third-gen …

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Great 4.0

Matthew McConaughey plays a classic Matthew McConaughey role as a reckless and indefatigable entrepreneur. Nic Cage mus…

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Great 4.0

Gold is a classic Weinstein film, even with only one starlet role. The Left loves rapacious capitalists.

Musically…

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Risqué 2.4
Glib 1.5

SPOILER ALERT: The breathtaking Bre-X Mining Fraud gets revivified in Gold, an undertitled gem of a Mathew McConaughe…

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Ocean's 8
_40   Jun 15, 2018 08:23PM PST
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Barely OK 2.0

Ocean’s 8 looked to be an upgrade over the played-out George Clooney, Matt Damon super caper series. Sandra Bullock a…

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Good 3.0

Sandra Bullock & Cate Blanchett can lead any movie and I’d pay to watch it, Ocean’s 8 being sad proof.

  • Anne Hath…
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Barely OK 2.0

Vogue fans and their sister fashionistas will naturally overlook Ocean’s 8’s manifold flaws in favor of its stylish …

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Risqué 1.6

Barely Risqué

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Surreal 2.2
Solo: A Star Wars S...
_40   Jun 09, 2018 01:43PM PST
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Good 3.0

Lesser Star Wars is still enough for a Saturday matinee’s rip-roaring yarn – the serial essence of Star Wars. George Lu…

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Good 3.0
Strong Lead. Weak Supporting Cast.

Alden Ehrenreich’s young Han Solo is sufficiently charming and kinda cocksure…

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Good 3.0

The opening title cards sit on screen with nary a crawl, the first indication that Solo is lesser Star Wars.

The c…

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Risqué 1.9
Fantasy 4.3

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Top War Movies (8)
Nikhil Gupte Mar 01, 2011 06:40AM -07

War movies are one of my favourite genres. Ever since I saw Platoon (I was just 13 then…

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Very Good 26 Points 2 Replies
  • Wick

    Solid addition. Given Letters you must also add "Flags of Our Fa…

  • Nikhil Gupte

    Greatest war movies

LOL Juvenile Humor (6)
BrianSez Jan 10, 2011 07:40PM -07

If you are in to juvenile humor like I am, you’ll love these movies — even if they are…

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Great 98 Points 2 Replies
  • BrianSez

    Great suggestions Wick -done. I think this list will grow when we …

  • Wick

    Good list Bri. What about adding Tropic Thunder

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