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Diamonds Are Forever

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Refreshing to hear that there is one subject you’re not an expert on!

Not the strongest Bond film, but Sean Connery plays himself well.  And the film deserves credit for presenting gay characters without falling prey to any typical “gay” stereotypes.  Lastly, my dad deserves credit for pointing out that Willard Whyte was supposed to be Howard Hughes.  I’ve SEEN The Aviator, how did I not figure this out on my own?

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Son of Rambow

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Good morning, Lee Carter. I’m here to help you!

This is a really cute movie that shows a couple of kids being real kids.  They’re not your average Brits, which makes the throwback to the mid 80’s seem all the more real.  It’s almost like Wes Anderson directed half of the movie, the way one French exchange student dominates with his counter-culture aesthetic.  I’d recommend this movie to pretty much anyone.

The Best of 1980-1984

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1. Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
2. Amadeus
3. Blade Runner
4. The Killing Fields
5. Kagemusha
6. Gandhi
7. Raiders of the Lost Ark
8. Ghost Busters
9. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
10. Star Wars: Return of the Jedi

Honorable mentions: Moscow Does Not Believe In Tears, E.T. The Extra Terrestrial, & This is Spinal Tap.