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" Women! I like ‘em fat and vicious and not too smart. "
— Anthony Quinn (as Gaugin), Lust for Life

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The Vast of Night

What sets it apart and makes it special is how the simple story is told. —Matt Anderson (review...)

The Vast of Night

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  • Lucky Number Slevin (2006)

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  • Sin City (2005)

    Dawson and Owen save Sin City from the cops Review by Matt Anderson: Two hours of black-and-white-and-red maulings, decapitations, shootings, choppings, croppings...

    Review by Marty Mapes and Matt Anderson: Eye-popping visuals, little redeeming value except sick fun, and hardly any DVD extras

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