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I like Ryan O’Neal. Or, at least I like him in Barry Lyndon, that being my second favorite Kubrick film. I also like Isabelle Adjani, particularly for her wild-eyed performance in Possession. Not only are they both in The Driver, but there is some top-notch car chasing to behold as well. While the plot is your basic tenacious cop vs. cool as ice criminal situation, it’s the no-nonsense action and hard-edged tone that make it worth watching.
This is a bit of a companion piece to another article I wrote about movies I don’t love, despite containing some great scenes. In this case, I have movies that I do love, despite the fact that I can acknowledge them to have flaws. These are not necessarily the “Guilty Pleasures” – movies that you know are bad, but love anyway. These are films that are generally considered to be at least pretty good; they all rank in the global Top 2000 on Flickchart, and three rank in the global Top 200. They all rank in my personal Top 200, and two of them are in my Top 20. One is a Best Picture Oscar winner. Three of the other four were nominated for at least one Oscar, and the fifth made many critics’ Top 10 lists the year it came out. I love them all, but I can admit each of them has certain “issues”. Here they are, in ascending order on my Flickchart:
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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, which means many people will be turning their movie-watching attention to a lot of those feel-good holiday favorites. But for some, this is the most wonderful time of the year… for busting some heads. Nothing says peace on Earth like a good, old-fashioned, blood-pumping action flick, and this year we’re entering the Reel Rumbles ring with a couple of the best. So get ready to deck the halls (and some thugs). It’s time for Die Hard vs. Lethal Weapon.
Any movie from the team behind Anchorman will eventually get my money.
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Both wide releases this week are 107 minutes long and rated PG-13, which is about the most interesting thing I could possibly ever say about his flick.
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