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The Gambler (1974) vs. Bad Lieutenant (1992)

I saw some films. Caan vs. Keitel. The 70s vs. the 90s, not quite a twenty year spread. Our protagonists have problems. They’re gambling addicts and while Caan has a few redeemable qualities, he’s actually a literature lecturer as opposed to a dirty, drug addicted and wholly narcissistic cop (the times could not be more…

The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988)

I Saw A Film! If ever there was a Don Quixote-adjacent tale that Terry Gilliam could sink his giggling teeth into, this is definitely the one. I have read that Munchausen was loosely based on an actual renaissance bold liar, a soldier named Munchausen, who off-handedly told whopping tales as wild as having been on…

When You’re Strange (2009)

I Saw A Film! This is just a 90 minute reminiscence, full of old footage collected from living band members (Densmore (drums) and Krieger (guitars)) and narrated by Johnny Depp, of the old rock band The Doors. A group I was fascinated by as a teenager. Mostly, of course, because of the emotive power of…

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