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    I don’t watch a whole lot of series TV. My few season-tickets are smart, funny and interesting. That once meant Friday Night Lights, Justified & Entourage. Now, there’s most of a season of Boardwalk Empire on my disk and I can hardly be bothered to watch it.

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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

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

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

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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White Boy Rick
  Oct 20, 2018 05:42AM PST
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Great 4.0

White Boy Rick is more than a primo Matthew McConaughey movie, though it is definitely one of those. It is a darkly f…

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Great 4.0

Matthew McConaughey's Richard Wershe Sr. is a man who dances to the sound of his own bullhorn. Instantly one of the gre…

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Great 4.0

French director Yann Demange specializes in underworld films, with White Boy Rick being his first American-set movie….

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Sordid 3.2
Glib 1.2

The movie hews remarkably close to the real White Boy Rick's twisted life story, albeit does spice up the story here an…

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Juliet, Naked
  Sep 15, 2018 01:40PM PST
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Good 3.0

Charming romcoms that are more intelligent than LOL funny are worth their weight in popcorn. Juliet, Naked is lightly…

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Great 4.0

Rose Byrne lights up the movie as the most beautiful spinster in all of England. One suspects that Nick Hornby wrote th…

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Good 3.0

The Peretz siblings infuse their post-modern comedic sensibilities into Juliet, Naked. It's a tick behind "Our Idiot …

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Risqué 1.8
Glib 1.4
Operation Finale
  Sep 08, 2018 11:51AM PST
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Perfect 5.0

The banality of evil gets a powerful debunking in Operation Finale, an awkwardly if accurately titled docudrama about…

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Perfect 5.0

Oscar Isaac isn't Semitic (despite his faux last name), but is a more than able stand-in as Peter Malkin, *The Man Who …

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Really Great 4.5

Notwithstanding some mild fibbing, Operation Finale sets the record straight about the Mossad's greatest moment, espe…

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Sordid 2.7

Ben Kingsley's Adolph Eichmann unfurls a demonic rant to the son of Holocaust victims that is as revolting as anything …

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Glib 1.3

Some Hollywoodization went into Operation Finale, inserting a woman into the Mossad team for instance. It also inject…

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Top War Movies (8)
Nikhil Gupte March 01, 2011 06:40

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

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 January 10, 2011 19:40

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

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":http://www.wikpi...

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