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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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Movie Posted Summary Acting Film Edge Reality
Once Upon a Time .....
  Aug 04, 2019 06:33AM PST
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Perfect 5.0

Hollywood loves Hollywood, always has and still does, especially Quentin Tarantino, local boy made good. He has outdone…

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Really Great 4.5

Brad Pitt & Margot Robbie are terrific, while Leonardo DiCaprio impressively grimaces his way through.

  • Pitt deserves…
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Perfect 5.0

Once Upon a Time opens with the Columbia logo lit like sparklers … and Tarantino's ode to Hollywood is off and runn…

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Sordid 3.3

Yes, there is death by flamethrower and it gets self-respecting Tarantino fan cheering and laughing.
Deal with it.

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Glib 2.0

Nevermind the highly surreal circoreality.
It’s the observations about Hollywood that are interesting in the long run….

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The Last Czars
  Jul 27, 2019 06:52PM PST
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Great 4.0

The Last Czars dramatizes the personal and political perils of Nicholas & Alexandra, the last Czar & Czarina of the R…

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Great 4.0

Robert Jack & Susanna Herbert play Nicholas & Alexandra, Czar & Czarina, Nicky & Alix to each other.

  • Ben Cartwrig…
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Great 4.0

The Last Czars covers 25 years in six episodes, from the early 1890s to 1918, when the Reds shot down the royal famil…

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Sordid 3.4
Glib 1.1

Russia lived with extreme centralized control under the czars and then under the communists, the former from the right,…

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Gremlins
  Jul 23, 2019 03:13AM PST
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Very Good 3.5

Gremlins remains amusing all these decades later. Written and directed by Chris Columbus and Joe Dante respectively, …

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Great 4.0

Zach Galligan and Phoebe Cates are charming and cute as the kid stars.

Howie Mandel voiced Gizmo, the main gremlin.

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Good 3.0
Tame 1.3

The movie that led to the PG-13

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Supernatural 3.9

No water? How do they hydrate?

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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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