1967: Movies Sorted By Tier

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  • Loved

  • Cool Hand Luke

    ... Newman's Luke may very well be my favorite cinematic non-conformist. A great man vs. system movie.
  • The Graduate

  • Really Liked

  • Bonnie and Clyde

    ... Definitely The Wild Bunch of road trip movies. I thought this must have been influenced by Peckinpah's classic, so was quite surprised to discover that it predated it by two years! Funny, violent, and impressive, I never would have thought I'd be so impressed by Warren Beatty. Faye Dunaway also turns in one of her best performances, and then there's the supporting cast that includes a largely untried Gene Hackman channelling George C. Scott, Gene Wilder doing an early version of his disarming neurotic befuddled thing, and that guy from Roxanne that I liked
  • Samurai Rebellion

    ... Another great lesson in honor from the 50s/60s samurai movies. It starts a bit slow but picks up steam, and Toshir├┤ Mifune is his usual magnificent self.
  • Glad I Saw

  • The Jungle Book

  • Le Samoura├»

    ... Quite good cat-and-mouse tale. I was a bit disappointed that our meticulous assassin makes what appeared to my untrained eyes to be some pretty serious mistakes early on, but it wouldn't be much of a cat-and-mouse game if he were perfect. I preferred Ghost Dog, but this one's the classic, so that's just me.
  • Guilty Pleasures

  • None Yet
  • Could Have Missed

  • None Yet
  • Should Have Missed

  • Point Blank

    ... Like the much-maligned (but not by me) 1999 Mel Gibson movie Payback, this was based on the Donald Westlake book The Hunter. Lee Marvin almost makes this worth watching on his own, and it does have a starkly stylish thing going on, but otherwise I preferred Payback. Credibility, meet window. Window, meet credibility. The movie also reminded me of The Limey (which I also preferred).
  • El Sucko Grande

  • None Yet
  • Unranked

  • Casino Royale

  • The Dirty Dozen

  • In the Heat of the Night

  • You Only Live Twice

Whoa, I watched Le Samourai recently and somehow completely forgot to review it. Thanks for the inadvertent reminder!