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October 04, 2005

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Bimble

After a certain point I quit renting movies this summer for two reasons: 1)I realized I needed to absorb more of the precious sunshine rather than watch movies and 2)I'd certainly seen a fair number of mindblowingly great movies over a month's time anyway. But lately I have begun to miss it. I have no time for movies now, but in December I will. And this looks like as good a list as any. Taxi Driver, Pi and The Hunger are old hat, but I can't explain why Marathon Man seems familiar/interesting. Still must see After Hours as well.

jim harper

I can agree with many of those choices Alex- 'The Warriors' is a firm favourite- but I have to add Larry Cohen to your list. He's a regular champion of the Big Apple, from the amazing 'Q The Winged Serpent' to script jobs like 'Phone Booth'.

MEK

I would also choose, 'The Seven-Ups', kind of a French Connection sequel if you will with the same character. The city never looked so gritty. Beautiful.

Cire_e

Very late on this, agree on all, but for my personal favorites, I'd like to add Scorsese's King of Comedy, Dassin's Naked City, and Mckendrick's Sweet Smell of Success.

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