Lion of the Blogosphere

Movie-night Thursday

With Trump boycotting the debate on Thursday, so will the Lion.

Please suggest a movie that you’d like me to watch on Thursday night, and instead of blogging about the debate, I will post a movie review.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

January 27, 2016 at 1:27 pm

Posted in Movies, Politics

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  1. Are you talking about going to the movies? Then The Revenant.

    If you’re staying at home, then The Big Chill. Compare and contrast with St. Elmo’s Fire.


    January 27, 2016 at 1:31 pm

    • The Revenant is also available on pirate torrent sites (not that I advocate using such sites because that might be a violation of copyright law).

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      January 27, 2016 at 1:38 pm

      • (not that I advocate using such sites because that might be a violation of copyright law)

        Movie piracy is illegal in the same sense that recording music off the radio is illegal.


        January 27, 2016 at 6:59 pm

    • The Revenant sort of works if you pretend it’s a comedy and that Tom Hardy is the good guy. Inarritu rewrote parts of the screenplay and really screwed up the movie. It does, however, have the single best action scene that I’ve seen in a long time.

      Lion, if you’re torrenting movies, Room and The Big Short are pretty good.


      January 27, 2016 at 3:29 pm

      • Hardy steals every effin scene he’s in and one or two where he’s not.

        Di Caprio is so-so, but the scenes with his character + his son were just awful. The brain simply rejects the idea that these two are father and son. Maybe the screenplay should have made them cousins or something.

        Greg Pandatshang

        January 27, 2016 at 11:37 pm

  2. Name of the Rose


    January 27, 2016 at 1:32 pm

    • That sounds interesting, and I’ve never seen it. It’s available on torrent pirate sites (not that I advocate using such sites because that might be a violation of copyright law).

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      January 27, 2016 at 1:35 pm

      • It’s really, really good.


        January 27, 2016 at 2:01 pm

      • When I went to see The Name of the Rose in a multiplex, I was literally the only one there. This doubled my enjoyment–no rustling around, no food wrappers, no chit-chat,


        January 27, 2016 at 4:42 pm

      • Read the book instead. I read it over the summer and it’s a fun, quick read, especially if you enjoy the middle ages and theological controversy, which I do.


        January 27, 2016 at 7:30 pm

    • A good flick. An underrated Sean Connery film.


      January 27, 2016 at 5:46 pm

    • Name of the Rose was boring to me. I’d suggest Vertigo, Chinatown, or Groundhog Day.


      January 27, 2016 at 8:09 pm

  3. My wife and I watched Jupiter Ascended last weekend, even though it had gotten terrible reviews and bombed at the box office. However we both liked it. So is it really a good movie or do we just like bad movies?

    Mike Street Station

    January 27, 2016 at 1:32 pm

  4. Inside Out.


    January 27, 2016 at 1:36 pm

    • The Disney/Pixar animated movie?

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      January 27, 2016 at 1:41 pm

      • Yes. It’s about the inner life of human beings, specifically different modules in our brain controlling joy, sadness, disgust, anger, and fear. It’s one of the best reviewed movies of the year, targets children, and is unbelievably SWPL. Like… blindingly white.


        January 28, 2016 at 12:08 am

      • A Disney film which would be a good recommendation for Lion to watch instead of tonight’s debate, is Tron. It featured an all White cast, in a sci-fi movie that deals with Computer Programming, during a time when programmers were 99% White.


        January 28, 2016 at 4:20 pm

      • JS

        January 28, 2016 at 8:10 pm

  5. Wanted: Dead or Alive (1987)
    Anne of the Thousand Days (1969)
    Taming of the Shrew (1967)
    Rapture (1965)


    January 27, 2016 at 1:41 pm

    • I’ve never much enjoyed 60s movies. Nor have I been a big fan of Westerns.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      January 27, 2016 at 1:42 pm

      • Wanted: Dead or Alive isn’t a Western. Don’t knock it till you try it.


        January 27, 2016 at 1:53 pm

      • Have you seen the Coen Bros True Grit? I wonder if it’s a Western that could be enjoyed by someone who isn’t a big fan of Westerns.

        MEH 0910

        January 27, 2016 at 2:20 pm

      • Saw it.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        January 27, 2016 at 3:49 pm

  6. Two of the Coen Bros ignored gems:
    A Serious Man
    The Man Who Wasn’t There


    January 27, 2016 at 1:56 pm

    • I saw A Serious Man and enjoyed it.

      I am unable to find The Man Who Wasn’t There so I can’t watch it on Thursday.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      January 27, 2016 at 2:01 pm

      • It’s not on Pirate Bay (not that you advocate using such sites because that might be a violation of copyright law)?


        January 27, 2016 at 2:15 pm

      • c’mon dude…


        January 27, 2016 at 3:03 pm

    • The Man Who Wasn’t There would be a great choice. It touches on several of Lion’s favorite topics. Hard to elaborate without throwing out spoilers…

      Matt Stevens

      January 27, 2016 at 9:04 pm

  7. Submarine.

    Was on NetFlix forever, but gone now. Will cost you $2.99 on Amazon, and well worth it.


    January 27, 2016 at 2:01 pm

  8. Gattaca. Do you think that the NASA scientists got it right, with their smart scifi poll?


    January 27, 2016 at 2:02 pm

    • I have never seen Gattaca. That it stars 27-year-old Uma Thurman is a plus too. It is available on pirate torrent sites (not that I advocate using such sites because that might be a violation of copyright law).

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      January 27, 2016 at 2:08 pm

      • It’s a pretty good movie. Definitely watch it if you haven’t seen it yet.


        January 27, 2016 at 2:15 pm

      • Gattaca is an excellent HBD themed movie. Anti-HBD, unfortunately. Nevertheless, I highly recommend it. “Into The Wild” is interesting, with a subtle “liberlalism is suicide” theme. “The Road” is the most disturbing movie I have seen in years.

        Juan DeShawn Arafat, future Democrat candidate for President

        January 27, 2016 at 2:29 pm

      • Ethan Hawke made another very good sci-film a few years ago called Predestination. It’s after a Heinlein short story and an incredibly imaginative and original take on time travel.

        Lloyd Llewellyn

        January 27, 2016 at 3:09 pm

      • My husband is obsessed with the film Gattaca and quotes from it all the time. The film contains several faux pas where Uma’s hair is different one cut to the next.

        Solaris both the old version and the 2002 version are also favorites of his.

        slithy toves

        January 27, 2016 at 3:30 pm

      • I second Gattaca, it’s about the ultimate level of prole avoidance.

        Also, Jude Law’s performance shows why he should have been the lead in the Talented Mr. Ripley.

        I wonder why Andrew Niccol, the writer-director (and writer of The Truman Show), fell off the map so quickly. I expected a lot from him, but he never delivered after those two.


        January 27, 2016 at 3:35 pm

      • I agree Jude Law should have been the lead. The worst mis-casting of all time.

        However, the book is infinitely better than the film even if law had played the lead. Maybe you should just read The Talented Mr Ripley thursday night instead lion. Call it classics night.

        slithy toves

        January 27, 2016 at 7:04 pm

      • Gattaca’s one of my favorites. My first exposure to eugenics.


        January 27, 2016 at 8:17 pm

      • @slithy,
        The original Solaris is a great movie. It was made as a “human,” response to 200’s technical coolness.

        Check out the Dutch thriller/mystery The Vanishing, or the Belgian black comedy Man Bites Dog.


        January 27, 2016 at 8:26 pm

    • I’m rather surprised to see so many praising Gattaca. It’s a well-told story, but involves the bog-standard plotline where a natural born child’s talent surpasses those who are genetically engineered. I’m sure readers of this blog blanch movies where it’s implied that a black kid from ghetto is the better than everyone else at X.


      January 28, 2016 at 12:01 am

      • I took it as more of a feel-good story rooting for us against the future genetically-enhanced generations. Hawke’s character wins because of gumption and tenacity, not talent (of course, psychological characteristics are probably inherited, too–but what else can we cling to?)

        If we live long enough, we’ll all be in-valids (i.e. black kids from the ghetto, HBD-wise).


        January 28, 2016 at 5:39 pm

  9. I second either name of the rose or the revenant.


    January 27, 2016 at 2:04 pm

  10. How about Grand Hotel with Greta Garbo, Joan Crawford, the Barrymores, and very cool set design?

    Or Kubrick’s Killer’s Kiss, with terrific photography and beautiful NYC locations?


    January 27, 2016 at 2:14 pm

  11. John Carter from 2012. A movie known as one of the biggest bombs ever.


    January 27, 2016 at 2:17 pm

    • Saw it and it sucked.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      January 27, 2016 at 3:48 pm

      • Saw it in the theater and kind of enjoyed it, but it had huge problems. (My wife and I were the only two people in the theater.) John Carter was on TV the other night, and this time the computer animation struck me as extremely unconvincing. I had the same negative reaction to the new commercials for the upcoming Warcraft movie (which I have no intention of seeing). Catching a glimpse of the Star Wars prequels recently, the fake appearance of all the computer-generated stuff was downright distracting. I didn’t have that reaction the first time around, but maybe I was too focused on the terrible writing and acting to notice. Is anyone else noticing in themselves a lower tolerance for animated effects?


        January 27, 2016 at 6:33 pm

    • Get Carter was also a tremendous bomb.


      January 28, 2016 at 1:22 am

  12. Whit Stillman’s The Last Days of Disco

    George S

    January 27, 2016 at 2:19 pm

    • That would be worth rewatching.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      January 27, 2016 at 3:49 pm

    • Metropolitan and Barcelona were both 10/10 movies.
      Last Days of Disco was terrible and I gave up a third of the way through.

      Rather than rewatching it I suggest watching Damsels in Distress, starring Greta Gerwig, who is so beautiful that it hurts to watch her.


      January 27, 2016 at 8:09 pm

      • Damsels in Distress was a great movie and I already devoted several blog posts to it. And it was filmed in Staten Island.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        January 27, 2016 at 9:26 pm

  13. Where will you be watching your movie? On youtube? That’s prole!

    What about a movie with Guido themes?


    January 27, 2016 at 2:33 pm

    • Of course. It’s been a long 6 hours since this site’s last post/comment about Staten Island! s/


      January 27, 2016 at 8:02 pm

    • Don Jon?


      January 27, 2016 at 8:09 pm

  14. The Blu-Ray version of what I consider the finest film ever made, Russ Meyer’s “Beyond the Valley of the Dolls” came out last week and is now available on pirate torrent sites (not that I advocate using such sites because that might be a violation of copyright law). If you haven’t seen it, I can’t recommend it strongly enough. They are supposedly making a film about the making of that film this year with Will Farrell playing Meyer and Gosh Gad the role of Roger Ebert.


    January 27, 2016 at 2:57 pm

    • Russ Meyer was asked, what is the secret of life? Answer: “young tits!”


      January 28, 2016 at 1:24 am

  15. Joe (1970). A blue-collar American, played by Peter Boyle, realizes that his country is being destroyed by hippies, drug addicts, black militants and radical queers and takes action to help save the republic. If he were around today, Joe would definitely be a Trump supporter.

    Lewis Medlock

    January 27, 2016 at 3:01 pm

  16. Wall Street, the 80s one of course. Perhaps even a double feature with The Wolf of Wall Street.


    January 27, 2016 at 3:03 pm

  17. Or why not some Woody Allen? Annie Hall or Manhattan.


    January 27, 2016 at 3:04 pm


    Lloyd Llewellyn

    January 27, 2016 at 3:16 pm

    • That was a great film but kind of strange. It’s loosely based on a french comic book.

      slithy toves

      January 27, 2016 at 7:02 pm

  19. John Carpenter’s The Thing

    Lloyd Llewellyn

    January 27, 2016 at 3:17 pm

    • I second this.


      January 27, 2016 at 4:45 pm

    • Never seen The Thing but the best John Carpenter film of all time is likely Halloween(1978), but I would prefer Lion to review the prole remake: Rob Zombie’s Halloween (2007), though Lion would hate it (which could be entertaining).

      Other films Lion could review:

      Risky Business (1983). The film that launched Tom Cruise’s career. Deals with Lion themes such as an inter-social class romance, the 1980s, getting into a good college, & there’s a car chase involving a guido.

      American Beauty (1999): main character quits his job, just like Lion. Deals with the deadness of SWPL life in suburbia

      Quest for Fire (1981): a beautiful love story that takes place 80,000 years ago. Reminds me of Rushton’s theory because it shows 3 different levels of human evolution competing for resources: an advanced tribe, a primitive tribe, and a couple intermediate tribes. Amazingly anthropologically accurate for the time period. Characters speak in made up language (no subtitles)

      In their Skin (2012): creepy psychological thriller about a prole couple that tries to befriend an SWPL couple

      The Dark Hours (2005): best Canadian horror film of all time in my opinion though a lot of people hate it. About a doctor of the criminally insane and her loser husband & slutty younger sister spending a weekend at the cottage. Kind of artsy: ambiguous nonlinear narrative. Funded by the Canadian government. Massive box office flop

      Carrie(1976) ultimate horror classic. Was decades ahead of its time in predicting high school massacres & beta male rage, except in this film it’s beta female rage. Launched Stephen King’s career & has several big stars when they very young (i.e. Travolta)

      Friday the 13th(1980): launched the slasher craze that dominated the 1980s. Quintessential summer camp horror film. Probably too one dimension for Lion though


      January 27, 2016 at 5:32 pm

  20. I liked Ex-Machina and thought it was pleasant science fiction with an AI theme.


    January 27, 2016 at 3:23 pm

    • I second this suggestion. I was my favorite movie of 2015.

      Jokah Macpherson

      January 27, 2016 at 7:20 pm

  21. 13 Hours


    January 27, 2016 at 3:24 pm

  22. Someone on your blog (can’t remember who) once suggested the film Blue Ruin, which I promptly watched. It was very good and I’m curious what you think of it.

    slithy toves

    January 27, 2016 at 3:27 pm

    • That movie is great from an HBD perspective.


      January 27, 2016 at 8:10 pm

  23. Sicario. An excellent movie. $5.99 on itunes or torrent of course.


    January 27, 2016 at 3:27 pm

  24. I recently watched Blade Runner. I’m sure you’ve seen it, and I’d seen it before, but it’s probably been 10+ years. I’d been lukewarm on it before, but it had a profound impact on me this time — the visuals, the dialogue, and the entrancing musical score. They don’t make ’em like that anymore.

    A more recent sci-fi title that I thought got short shrift was Oblivion. I think it was forgotten because it came out around the same time as Elysium, which the critics strongly preferred, I’d presume for political reasons. I thought Elysium was unwatchable, even independent of its politics, but I thought Oblivion was excellent.

    I’d second Gattaca. Another that I haven’t seen for 10+ years, in my pre-HBD days, but I suspect there’s a lot there to analyze with an HBD lens.


    January 27, 2016 at 3:33 pm

  25. Bit torrent is value transference. You should be against that.

    Dave Pinsen

    January 27, 2016 at 3:48 pm

  26. The Wizard of Oz.

    E. Rekshun

    January 27, 2016 at 4:10 pm

    • A fascinating film from a Fussellian perspective. Now the question is: who was alpha, beta, and omega among Dorothy’s friends? All I’m sure about is that the cowardly Lion (the one in the film, our Lion is no coward!) couldn’t be alpha because alphas have self-confidence. The tin man was probably not beta, as those men have great hearts and he was without a heart. Don’t know who was SWPL, but that scarecrow looked prole to me. And of course, the ultimate question: Was Dorothy capable of hypergamy? Andy why did she want to get back to Meriprolestan Kansas when she could have asked the Wizard to upgrade her to Montreal? I guess some people are just incapable of improving themselves.

      ………………………………as you can tell, I’ve been reading LOTB for a long time!


      January 27, 2016 at 9:39 pm

      • Excellent!

        E. Rekshun

        January 28, 2016 at 4:56 am

  27. Watch Peanuts for the ultimate in blue-pill wish-fulfillment game.

    Charlie Brown is extremely shy about talking to his crush, a new girl in town who he hopes to impress before she perceives his low SMV. He finally earns his sweet reward of becoming her summer pen pal by displaying good character throughout the school year and gallantly sacrificing himself to do her homework when she has a minor family emergency.


    January 27, 2016 at 4:26 pm

  28. The Breakfast Club, continuing with your Brat Pack 80’s theme


    January 27, 2016 at 4:43 pm

  29. How much trash can one little Lion watch? Go the gym, get a trainer and review that for us.


    January 27, 2016 at 4:44 pm

  30. coherence (2013).

    here is the trailer:“tch?v=sEceDz1Rodc

    but don’t watch the trailer, just watch the movie.

    this youtube comment is pretty good:

    “I love horror movies (although I don’t think this counts as one) and have seen the most disturbing ones. The last times I was scared, was maybe about 10 years ago. Nothing really scares me when it comes to movies. But this one, left me fucking paranoid and scared after watching it. It’s unique, great acting, and an overall very weird and creepy experience. Loved it. (And the trailer doesn’t do it justice)”

    or this comment:

    “My Mind Was Fucking Blown. Give me a sec so I can collect the pieces.”

    or this one:

    “This film is masterful. Proof that you don’t need to blow your budget on big-name actors in order to make a great film. GREAT story/scenario. I think this will become a cult classic over time. Trailer doesn’t do it any justice though. But, then again, how could it? See the movie.”

    or this one:

    “I know this wasn’t a horror movie or something but I was kinda paralysed watching it because I was so mind-blown and then you have to make a connection between all those scene and then, at the end of the movie, you’re like..I don’t know…you have this feeling of fear or at least it was just me feeling this.”

    last one:

    “What a mind fuck!”


    January 27, 2016 at 4:52 pm

  31. “Pan’s Labyrinth” is an outstanding fantasy film. I also recommend John Carpenter’s “The Thing” (1982). One of the all-time great (intelligent) horror films.

    If you want something set in NY, you can’t go wrong with “Taxi Driver” … I’m sure you’ve seen it, but it might be worth another look. “Do the Right Thing” is a great film about guidos and lower-income NAMs trying to coexist in late 80s Brooklyn, and is surprisingly funny.

    Since you liked “My Cousin Vinny” you might check out “White Men Can’t Jump” … same sort of colorful, laugh-a-minute early 90s style, with surprisingly deep social undertones.


    January 27, 2016 at 4:56 pm

  32. American psycho please


    January 27, 2016 at 5:02 pm

  33. Because it’s one of the great New York movies, Brian de Palma’s 1980 film “Dressed to Kill.” Netflix doesn’t have it so I had to borrow it from the library. It’s a slasher movie that has a more feminine, elegant sensibility than “American Psycho.” That movie and the Will Smith film, “I Am Legend” may have the best movie scenes set in the Metropolitan Museum.

    I also loved Sicario.


    January 27, 2016 at 5:12 pm

  34. Deer Hunter, Raging Bull, Oldboy (the Korean ver), Birdman, Lawrence of Arabia


    January 27, 2016 at 5:46 pm

  35. The Usual Suspects, then New Jack City.


    January 27, 2016 at 5:49 pm

  36. Capt Philips, Get On Up


    January 27, 2016 at 6:06 pm

  37. Or you could just start watching The Wire.


    January 27, 2016 at 6:36 pm

    • That is a really good idea!

      Greg Pandatshang

      January 27, 2016 at 10:12 pm

  38. Gomorrah – Italian mafia movie

    For 80’s movie – Less Than Zero


    January 27, 2016 at 6:55 pm

  39. Some more options: The Station Agent (starring peter dinklage of Game of Thrones fame)

    The Lives of Others (in german)

    Burnt by the Sun (in russian)

    The Dead Lands (in maori)

    Of course destructure thinks all subtitled movies are pretentious.

    slithy toves

    January 27, 2016 at 7:08 pm

    • pumpkinperson recommended a foreign language film for you. But, alas, no subtitles.


      January 28, 2016 at 11:07 pm

  40. The Grapes of Wrath


    January 27, 2016 at 7:10 pm

  41. Moon (directed by the late David Bowie’s son) is pretty good. I couldn’t draw any big themes out of it but it was entertaining and had repetitive, catchy, suspenseful music similar to Halloween.

    Jokah Macpherson

    January 27, 2016 at 7:23 pm

    • Watched it, liked it.


      January 27, 2016 at 9:51 pm

  42. Watch Take Shelter. It’s my favorite film of this decade and prole to the hilt! Great class commentary and social/economic commentary in general, also very entertaining.


    January 27, 2016 at 7:28 pm

  43. Instead of watching a movie, watch several episodes of “The Wire”. It takes a little while to get in to, but the third and fourth seasons of the show live up to all the hype. It’s not at all hyperbolic to suggest that as a body of work, The Wire is superior to all films made so far this century.


    January 27, 2016 at 7:30 pm

    • I tried watching it before and couldn’t get into it.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      January 27, 2016 at 9:25 pm

    • Sorry, shows about black people make me uncomfortable, except for watching Roots backwards.


      January 27, 2016 at 9:52 pm

  44. I recommend The Wicker Man (1973). It is available on Putlocker (don’t know if there’s anything illegal about that site).

    I watched this a couple of weeks ago and was really taken by it. Basically shows you how much social consensus determines how life is lived. And how even really strange ideas, if widely held and ritualized, can become gospel to an insulated in-group.


    January 27, 2016 at 8:05 pm

  45. Team America World Police


    January 27, 2016 at 8:17 pm

  46. Some movies to consider:

    Performance (Brit movie directed by Nicolas Roeg)
    Shallow Grave (Brit)
    Last Exit to Brooklyn
    Igby Goes Down (American movie depicting decadent upper class WASPs)


    January 27, 2016 at 8:49 pm

  47. Walter Matthau, Elaine May “A New Leaf”

    one of the funniest movies ever and with some cool old NY scenery

    Lion of the Turambar

    January 27, 2016 at 9:03 pm

  48. There is only one possible answer: The Lion in Winter.


    January 27, 2016 at 9:08 pm

  49. Ken Russell’s “Crimes of Passion”

    80s, great dialogue, weirdness, sexual politics, gorgeous kathleen turner at he rmost beautiful, anthony perkins as sexually repressed street preacher among the hwores


    January 27, 2016 at 9:11 pm

  50. Local Hero. Made in 1983? I can’t believe that I’ve never made the connection before, but you ( or at least the persona you present in this blog) ARE the Peter Riegert character.
    It’s one of my top four or five movies ever.

    Previous Correspondent

    January 27, 2016 at 9:17 pm

  51. The Hateful Eight, maybe? Just kidding, I wouldn’t suggest you subject yourself to that pile of crap. I doubt there’s anything interesting to be said about it, but I keep feeling like somebody’s going to say something interesting about the critical response to it. Half of them seem to think there’s some kind of moral message in it, and the other half seem to think it was at least fun and exciting. On the other hand, if what gets you off is seeing a black man sexually assault a white man, then … you just might be the director of the Hateful Eight.

    I do really recommend seeing the overture and opening credits of Hateful Eight. Everything before any character is introduced. The best 5~10 minutes of movie this year.

    Since you asked, here are a top 5 of films from 2015 that I would recommend seeing.

    1) Inside Out, the Pixar kids movie. Not the kind of thing I usually get into, but this is a hell of a movie
    2) Buzzard (Joel Potrykus/Joshua Burge), bringing you cinema’s least competent sociopath. yeah, that’s more like my typical fare.
    3) Mistress America, screwball comedy from Noah Baumbach and Greta Gerwig
    4) Anomalisa. I laughed more at this critical-darling depressing stop motion movie than anything else I saw this year
    5) Beasts of No Nation. I could watch Idris Elba pretend to be an African warlord reading the phone book

    honorable mention: Bone Tomahawk was a lot of fun. most of the time it’s a straight-ahead western + stars Kurt Russell + writer/director is in a heavy metal band that’s called Realmbuilder. Good times. Also: Sicario, if you feel like watching an action movie where Benicio del Toro pretends to be a tough guy.

    Greg Pandatshang

    January 27, 2016 at 9:42 pm

  52. rfi2

    January 27, 2016 at 9:51 pm

    • The poster recommends Rudy. Was he reading my blog? (It’s a known fact that some xoxohth posters read my blog.)

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      January 27, 2016 at 10:01 pm

  53. I would love to read your review of “Fight Club” or my other favorite “Let it Ride” with Richard Dreyfus.


    January 27, 2016 at 9:56 pm

  54. May I suggest the “smartflix” app, which greatly expands the library of movies available from Netflix. It works by using VPNs to pretend your computer is in another country, thus allowing you to access any show or movie that Netflix licenses anywhere in the world.


    January 27, 2016 at 10:15 pm

  55. A few more:

    Frantic (Polanski directed, stars his hot wife)
    Bitter Moon (same hot actress as above)
    Apartment Zero (seriously underrated Hitchcockesque thriller)


    January 27, 2016 at 10:16 pm

  56. I just watched ‘White Bird in a Blizzard’ the other night. Set in 1988 with a fantastic soundtrack. The lead actress and Eva Greeen are excellent. Also Thomas Jane has a nice turn as a sleazy cop. Recieved mixed reviews, but my wife and I found it very watchable.


    January 27, 2016 at 10:24 pm

  57. Review The Revenant please (not that I advocate using torrent sites because that might be a violation of copyright law).


    January 27, 2016 at 11:17 pm

  58. Depends what you’re in the mood for. Westerns? The Proposition or Meek’s Cutoff. Classics? The Seventh Seal. War/romance? A Very Long Engagement. The Big Short, as a cinematic experience, is excellent, but on economic grounds it was very shaky indeed.


    January 28, 2016 at 10:57 am

  59. I think you should keep the whole 80s theme of reviews up. How about the beloved cult film Donnie Darko? Specifically tailor the review to how its depiction of the 80s matches reality? Or the class structure of the film, which is very upper middle pre-swpl.


    January 28, 2016 at 12:51 pm

  60. Thunderball

    Luc Empire

    January 28, 2016 at 1:21 pm

  61. The movies I watch are almost exclusively science-fiction/fantasy, historical fiction and classics. I doubt I could recommend any sci-fi/fantasy most people haven’t already seen or heard of. So I’ll go a different route.

    Pride and Prejudice (1995) is the best version of Austen’s novel and one of the best movies I’ve seen. It has a 100% from rottentomatoes and a 9.1/10 from imdb for a reason.

    If you don’t mind older movies I think the following are excellent. The first three also got 100% from rotten tomatoes with the fourth getting 92%. The last one is a hoot. I don’t personally care what others think of them. But when recommending movies it’s important as not everyone shares my tastes.

    Captain Blood (1935)
    The Lives of a Bengal Lancer (1935)
    The Four Feathers (1939)
    Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)


    January 29, 2016 at 12:19 am

  62. You need to watch an old movie Hal Hartley’s “Trust” One of the stars was murdered by an illegal alien….that is in real life. Very funny movie. I give it five sanctuary cities


    January 29, 2016 at 2:28 am

  63. I agree that Chinatown and Vertigo are great movies. I would add North by Northwest and Shadow of a Doubt. An interesting HBD movie is The Bad Seed, although the movie ending is changed from the play and the book.


    January 29, 2016 at 3:19 am

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