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Crime Challenge (Official, March 2020)

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Post by frbrown » March 28th, 2020, 3:40 am

15a. Columbo: A Stitch in Crime (1973)
15b. Johnny Staccato: The Mask of Jason (1960)
15c. Johnny Staccato: A Nice Little Town (1960)

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1. The Dead Pool (1988) - 7/10 - Police Interrogation
2a. Moonlighting: Pilot (1985) - Theft/Larceny/Robbery
2b. Moonlighting: Gunfight at the So-So Corral (1985) - Attempted murder
3. Detective Conan 9: Strategy Above the Depths (2005) - 8.5/10 - Murder
4a. Moonlighting: Read the Mind... See the Movie (1985)
4a. Moonlighting: The Next Murder You Hear (1985)
4a. Moonlighting: Next Stop Murder (1985)
5. Strange Triangle (1946) - 7.5/10 - Embezzlement
6. Violated (1953) - 7.5/10 - Arrest
7. Without Honor (1949) - 7.5/10
8. The Mask (1994) - 7/10 - Fingerprints
9a. Moonlighting: The Murder's in the Mail (1985) - Espionage
9b. Columbo: Étude in Black (1972)
10. Kindergarten Cop (1990) - 6.5/10 - Police Brutality
11a. Columbo: The Greenhouse Jungle (1972)
11b. Johnny Staccato: The Only Witness (1960)
11c. Johnny Staccato: Night of Jeopardy (1960) - Counterfeiting
12a. Columbo: The Most Crucial Game (1972)
12b. Johnny Staccato: Double Feature (1960)
12c. Johnny Staccato: The List of Death (1960)
13a. Columbo: Dagger of the Mind (1972) - Obstruction of Justice
13b. Johnny Staccato: Solomon (1960)
14a. Columbo: Requiem for a Falling Star (1973)
14b. Johnny Staccato: An Act of Terror (1960)
14c. Johnny Staccato: An Angry Young Man (1960) - Burglary
15a. Columbo: A Stitch in Crime (1973)
15b. Johnny Staccato: The Mask of Jason (1960)
15c. Johnny Staccato: A Nice Little Town (1960)

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Post by sol » March 28th, 2020, 5:52 am

Crimes of the HeartShow
1. Hustlers (2019)
2. Uncut Gems (2019)
3. Logan Lucky (2017)
4. Analyze This (1999)
5. Double Impact (1991)
6. Death Warrant (1990)
7. Terminal Island (1973)
8. The Equalizer 2 (2018)
9. Turner & Hooch (1989)
10. The Gravy Train (1974)
11. Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)
12. Striking Distance (1993)
13. Beware the Slenderman (2016)
14. Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye (1950)
15. King of New York (1990)
16. Double Jeopardy (1999)
17. The Exterminator (1980)
18. The Big Bird Cage (1972)
19. Queen & Slim (2019)
20. Fear City (1984)
21. The Mechanic (1972)
22. One for the Money (2012)
23. Conspiracy Theory (1997)
24. Monkey Business (1998)
25. Salaam Bombay! (1988)
26. American Animals (2018)
27. Andhadhun (2018)
28. Suburbicon (2017)
29. The Whole Truth (2015)
30. Paul Blart: Mall Cop (2009)
31. Dirty Mary Crazy Larry (1974)
32. To Live and Die in L.A. (1985)
33. The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996)
34. No Retreat, No Surrender (1986)
35. Showdown in Little Tokyo (1991)
36. Smokey and the Bandit II (1980)
37. The Polka King (2017)
38. Ripley's Game (2002)

39. Vice Squad (1982)

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The vice squad cops could hardly be less interesting here, obsessing over paperclips and spending most of their time talking about undercover disguises. Wings Hauser is simply dynamite as a cowboy-dressing killer pimp though, and he is much of why the film works. Some of the hooker protagonist's more idiosyncratic clients are pretty fascinating too, with a particularly memorable wedding dress mansion date - but they only surface every now and again.
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Post by ororama » March 28th, 2020, 11:53 am

27. Violence at Noon (1966) * 99 min. Rape

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1. The Gentlemen (2019) * 113 min. Blackmail
2. The Flying Ace (1926) * 65 min. Robbery
3. Satan Met a Lady (1936) * 74 min.  Burglary
4. Somewhere in the Night (1946) * 108 min. Attempted murder
5. Murdoch Mysteries: The Devil Wears Whalebone (2015) * 44 min.
Murdoch Mysteries: The Incurables (2015) * 44 min.
Murdoch Mysteries: Toronto's Girl Problem (2015) * 44 min. Police Interrogation
6. Moon Over Harlem (1939) 69 min. Extortion
7. Amo: The Runner (2017) * 24 min.
Amo: The Officer (2017) * 23 min.
Amo: The Traitor (2017) * 22 min. Police Brutality
8. La Sierra (2005) * 84 min. Murder
9. The Orchard End Murder (1981) * 50 min. Arrest
10. Murdoch Mysteries: Shipwreck (2015) * 44 min.
Elementary: Alma Matters (2016) * 43 min.
Murdoch Mysteries: Crabtree Mania (2015) * 44 min. Fingermarks
11. Sapphire (1959) * 92 min. Obstruction of Justice
12. The Barriers (2009) * 13 min.
Hazard (2010) * 21 min.
All Mortal Flesh (2013) * 13 min.
Crash (2005) * 18 min.
13. The Gang (2005) * 32 min.
32°C Fall In Love (2013) * 14 min.
Limang liboFive Thousand (2009) * 15 min.
14. Amo: The Execution (2017) * 22 min.
Amo: The Cheater (2017) * 25 min.
Amo: The Drug (2017) * 25 min.
15. Murdoch Mysteries: Election Day (2015) * 44 min.
Murdoch Mysteries: Artful Detective (2015) * 44 min.
Peaky Blinders: Episode #3.1 (2016) * 56 min.
16. Behind That Curtain (1929) * 91 min.
17. Elementary: Down Where the Dead Delight (2016) * 43 min.
Elementary: A View with a Room (2016) * 42 min.
M Squad: The Frightened Wife (1958) * 25 min.
Mike Hammer: Letter Edged in Blackmail (1958) * 26 min.
18. The Suspicious Death of a Minor (1975) * 100 min.
19. A Study in Terror (1965) * 95 min.
20. The League of Gentlemen (1960) * 114 min.
21. Elementary: A Study in Charlotte (2016) * 43 min.
Elementary: Who Is That Masked Man? (2016) * 43 min.
Elementary: Up to Heaven and Down to Hell (2016) * 42 min.
22. Picture Snatcher (1933) * 77 min.
23. The Captive City (1952) * 91 min.
24. Lady Killer (1933) * 76 min.
25. Eran trece (1931) * 79 min.
26.Wanda (1970) * 102 min. Kidnapping

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Post by peeptoad » March 28th, 2020, 12:15 pm

26. Assault on Precinct 13 (1976) 9*
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1. Monster (2003) 7*
2. Tropa de Elite (2007) Elite Squad 8
3. Polytechnique (2009) 6
4. Vice Squad (1982) 8*
5. Kiss the Girls (1997) 7
6. Spenser Confidential (2020) 4
7. Krótki film o zabijaniu (1988) A Short Film About Killing 9
8. Goodfellas (1990) 10*
9. Hard Candy (2005) 6
10. Stripped to Kill (1987) 7
11. Fear City (1984) 5
12. La nuit des traqués (1959) The Night of the Hunted 8
13. The Krays (1990) 7
14. Targets (1968) 9*
15. Baise moi (2000) Rape Me 6*
16. Needful Things (1993) 6
17. Regression (2015) 7
18. Dirty Mary Crazy Larry (1974) 7
19. Mortel transfert (2001) Mortal Transfer 6
20. The Believers (1987) 8
21. Transsiberian (2008) 7
22. Blackhat (2016) 6
23. Confessions of an Opium Eater (1962) 8
24. Taxi Driver (1978) 9*
25. Panic Room (2002) 7*

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Post by flavo5000 » March 28th, 2020, 12:48 pm

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45. The Mafu Cage (1978)

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46. Aala Kaf Ifrit a.k.a. Beauty & the Dogs (2017)

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47. Haider (2014)

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48. Himizu (2011)

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49. Tore tanzt a.k.a. Nothing Bad Can Happen (2013)
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1. Rumble Fish (1983) Crime: Assault
2. Fakira (1976) Crime: Kidnapping
3. Malcolm (1986) Crime: Theft/Larceny/Robbery
4. Gangs of Wasseypur Part 1 (2012) Crime: Murder
5. Gangs of Wasseypur Part 2 (2012) Crime: Attempted Murder
6. Rock All Night (1957)
7. James Bond 777 (1971)
8. The Polka King (2017) Crime: Fraud
9. Agneepath (2012) Crime: Drug Use (and lots of other stuff)
10. Clickbait (2019) Crime: Computer Crimes
11. Baabarr (2009)
12. Dhoom 2 (2006) Crime: Burglary
13. Zhigrana (2015)
14. Brawl in Cell Block 99 (2017)
15. Don (1978) Crime: Blackmail
16. Guns Akimbo (2019) Crime: Bribery
17. Kahaani (2012) Crime: Obstruction of Justice
18. The Hunt (2019) Crime: Smuggling
19. Ai-naki mori de sakebe a.k.a. The Forest of Love (2019) Crime: Involuntary manslaughter
20. Talaash (2012)
21. Find Me Guilty (2006) Crime: Perjury
22. Pizza (2012)
23. Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) Crime: Extortion
24. Beverly Hills Cop II (1987)
25. #Horror (2015)
26. Ardh Satya (1983) Crime: Bribery
27. Scarlet Diva (2000) Crime: Rape
28. Riri Shushu no subete a.k.a. All About Lily Chou-Chou (2001)
29. Bhoot (2003)
30. Crazy Bitches (2014)
31. État de siège a.k.a. State of Siege (1972) Crime: Treason
32. Poison Ivy II (1996)
33. Chhal (2002)
34. Stripped to Kill (1987)
35. Hatsukoi a.k.a. First Love (2019)
36. Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde (2003)
37. The Voices (2014)
38. Guru (2007) Crime: Tax Evasion
39. Man of Violence (1971)
40. The Big Switch (1968)
41. Footpath (2003)
42. Money Monster (2016)
43. Calcutta Mail (2003)
44. Amar Akbar Anthony (1977) Crime: Obstruction of Justice
45. The Mafu Cage (1978)
46. Aala Kaf Ifrit a.k.a. Beauty & the Dogs (2017)
47. Haider (2014)
48. Himizu (2011)
49. Tore tanzt a.k.a. Nothing Bad Can Happen (2013)

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Post by maxwelldeux » March 28th, 2020, 5:20 pm

No thanks - I want to get paidShow
1. Serpico (1973) BC1 - Bribery
2. The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez: A Shock to the System (2020) - BC1 - Involuntary Manslaughter
3. The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez: Evil in this Courtroom (2020) BC2: Opening Statement
4. Andhadhun (2018) BC1: Blackmail
5. The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez: Failure at All Levels (2020) BC1: Assault
6. Lone Wolf McQuade (1983) BC1: Smuggling
7. The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez: Death has Got Him by the Hand (2020) BC2: Trial
8. The Trials of Gabrial Fernandez: Improper Regard or Indifference (2020) BC2: Testimony
9. The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez: Gabriel's Voice (2020) BC2: Capital Punishment
10. Pierrot le Fou (1965) BC1: Murder
11. Boys Don't Cry (1999) BC1: Rape
12. Busty Cops (2004) BC2: Police Interrogation
13. Drive (2011) BC1: Theft
14. King of New York (1990) BC1: Drug Dealing
15. Captive: Prison Riot, USA (2016) BC2: Plea Bargain
16. Captive: Cola Kidnap, Brazil (2016) BC1: Kidnapping
17. The Lavender Hill Mob (1951) BC2: Finger prints
18. Captive: Taken at Sea, Somalia (2016) BC1: Extortion
19. Donnie Brasco (1997) BC1: Attempted Murder
20. Police Academy (1984) BC2: Police Academy
21. Heir to an Execution (2004) BC1: Treason
"22-25. TV (485m)
Making a Murderer Part 2: Words and Words Only (2018, 67m) BC2: DNA
Making a Murderer Part 2: A Legal Miracle (2018, 65m)
Making a Murderer Part 2: Welcome to Wisconsin (2018, 57m)
Making a Murderer Part 2: What + Why = Who (2018, 64m)
The Rookie: Day of Death (2020, 42m) BC2: Police Raid
The Rookie: Now and Then (2020, 42m) BC2: Arrest
Making a Murderer Part 2: Everything Takes Time (2018, 64m)
The Rookie: Follow-Up Day (2020, 42m)
The Rookie: Casualties (2020, 42m) BC1: Counterfeiting"
26. Thought Crimes: The Case of the Cannibal Cop (2015) BC2: Conviction
27. Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009) BC1: Drug Use
28. Fight Club (1999) BC1: Arson
29. I Love You, Now Die: The Prosecution (2019)
30. I Love You, Now Die: The Defense (2019) BC2: Closing Statements
31. At the Heart of Gold (2019) BC1: Perjury
32. Bob le Flambeur (1956) BC1: Burglary
33. Foreign Correspondent (1940) BC1: Espionage
34. The Laundromat (2019) BC1: Tax Evasion
A Soderbergh Dramedy about the Panama papers. Well-constructed and with a lot of great imagery in this, you get to see how these tax avoidance schemes work. Interestingly, they devote a non-trivial amount of time to discussing the difference between tax evasion and tax avoidance.

35. The Miranda Case (2009) BC2: Miranda Warning
This had been failing to randomly pop up (they kept cutting as the perp was being arrested but before they read them their rights), so I dug up a doc on the subject. This is an interview with the arresting officer in the Miranda case on the 40th anniversary of the court's decision. I learned some things from it, but it's nothing to behold available for free online, if you're curious.

36. Clue (1985) BC1: Attempted Murder
Rewatch for the Nth time. I love it every time I see it. Referring specifically to the scene where someone tries to kill Mr. Body, but fails.

37-38. TV/Shorts (248m)
Dirty Money: The Wagon Wheel (2020, 53m) BC1: Fraud - Wells Fargo commits oodles of fraud.
Dirty Money: The Man at the Top (2020, 57m) BC1: Embezzlement - Guy scams a government and other rich people.
Dirty Money: Slumlord Millionaire (2020, 65m) BC1: Obstruction of Justice - Significant time talking about Jared Kushner's dad getting convicted for this exact crime.
The Rookie: Hand-Off (2020, 42m) BC1: Computer Crime - He gets his identity stolen through hacking.
Traffic Stop (2017, 31) BC2: Police Brutality - This White cop in Austin really hates Black people.

And that, I believe, closes me out on the first two bonus challenges. Super fun to look for and keep track of these! :banana:

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Post by blocho » March 28th, 2020, 5:55 pm

maxwelldeux wrote:
March 28th, 2020, 5:20 pm
Referring specifically to the scene where someone tries to kill Mr. Body, but fails.
"Mr. Body's body! It's gone!"

I think the Miranda Warning isn't included as much in movies these days. It's so common and so well-known that it's become cliche, so I think a lot of writers avoid it.

Congrats on completing two of the bonus challenges! Very impressive.

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Post by OldAle1 » March 28th, 2020, 6:59 pm

Crime BabyShow

1. Talaash (Reema Kagti, 2012)
2. Siesta (Mary Lambert, 1987) (re-watch)
3. Hero and the Terror (William Tannen, 1988)
4. Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn (Cathy Yan, 2020) (cinema)
5. Ride the Pink Horse (Robert Montgomery, 1947) (re-watch)
6. Baazi / High Stakes (Guru Dutt, 1951)
7. Talvar / Guilty (Meghna Gulzar, 2015)
8. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes - Episode 2 - "The Dying Detective" (Sarah Hellings, 1994)
9. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes - Episode 3 - "The Golden Pince-Nez" (Peter Hammond, 1994)
10. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes - Episode 4 - "The Red Circle" (Sarah Hellings, 1994)
11. Blue Steel (Kathryn Bigelow, 1990) (re-watch)
12. Wanda (Barbara Loden, 1970)
13. The Black Windmill (Don Siegel, 1974)
14. Jealousy (Gustav Machatý, 1945)
15. Andhadhum / The Blind Melody (Sriram Raghavan, 2018)
16. Street Corner (Muriel Box, 1953)
17. Eyewitness (Muriel Box, 1956)
18. Mi vida loca (Allison Anders, 1993)
19. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes - Episode 5 - "The Mazarin Stone" (Peter Hammond, 1994)
20. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes - Episode 6 - "The Cardboard Box" (Sarah Hellings, 1994)
21. The Third Secret (Charles Crichton, 1964)
22. Subway in the Sky (Muriel Box, 1959)

The third, last, and least of Box's crime-noir dramas in the 50s, this has a semi-promising start as we witness a murder on the edge of a military facility, and the criminal escapes... switch to Van Johnson, who might be that criminal, a US military doctor (Van Johnson) in Berlin, who invades an apartment owned by his estranged wife only to find out that she's lent it out to a singer (Hildegard Knef) who he compels to hide him as the military police move in. Of course there are twists and turns to the story involving the wife, her son, etc, and it's reasonably fast-paced and not poorly made really, but the cheapness of the production in this case do hurt it a bit (all done in the UK on soundstages, this is never for a moment believable as taking place in Berlin) and Van Johnson just really isn't cut out for this kind of role. Meh.

23. Confessions of an Opium Eater (Albert Zugsmith, 1962) (re-watch)

Or, Vincent Price - action hero! First saw this just about seven years ago, mostly because of Rosenbaum's enthusiasm for it, and a growing obsession with the star. I didn't love it quite as much as JR, and I still don't - it's a little flat and slow in it's last 20 minutes I think, and I still find the opening just...strange and maybe unnecessary. But the middle 50 minutes or so after that opening are gold, working as something like a mix of Wild, Wild West, late noir, Fu Manchu and James Bond, with Price as our hero, Gilbert DeQuincey, the descendant of the writer whose work gives the title to the film, going on an increasingly bizarre quest through the bowels of Chinatown in San Francisco to save a girl from slavery and death and avoid it himself while a Tong war is going on. Hallucinatory and dreamy, there are moments here that anticipate David Lynch in Twin Peaks form, and this is one of the best depictions of an unending labyrinthine city-building I've ever seen. I don't know that it's Price's best film or performance, but it's definitely the most unique and original film he was ever involved in.

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Post by Teproc » March 28th, 2020, 7:53 pm

15. The Nile Hilton Incident (Tarik Saleh, 2017) - Bribery (rewatch)

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1. The Invisible Man (Leigh Wannell, 2019) - Assault
2. The Lady Vanishes (Alfred Hitchcock, 1938) - Espionnage
3. La fille au bracelet (Stéphane Demoustier, 2019) - Murder
4. The Transporter (Corey Yuen & Louis Leterrier, 2002) - Smuggling
5. Gaslight (George Cukor, 1944) - Theft
6. Speed (Jan de Bont, 1994) - Arson
7. Le doulos (Jean-Pierre Melville 1962) - Burglary
8. Le juge et l'assassin (Bertrand Tavernier, 1976) - Rape
9. Get the Gringo (Adrian Grunberg, 2012) - Extortion
10. Lolita (Stanley Kubrick, 1962)
11. Days of Heaven (Terrence Malick, 1978) - Embezzlement
12. The Defiant Ones (Stanley Kramer, 1958) - Attempted Murder
13. Touch of Evil (Orson Welles, 1958) - Obstruction of Justice
14. Panic in the Streets (Elia Kazan, 1950)
15. The Nile Hilton Incident (Tarik Saleh, 2017) - Bribery

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Post by blueboybob » March 28th, 2020, 8:41 pm

34. Nishant (1975)
35. Satya (1998)

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Post by Melvelet » March 28th, 2020, 9:49 pm

1. Wanda 1970 7/10
2. In the Heat of the Night 1967 8/10
3. Thelma & Louise 1991 8/10
4. Sonatine 1993 6/10
5. Witness 1985 6/10
6. Lone Star 1996 8/10
7. Salaam Bombay! 1988 7/10

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Post by Melvelet » March 28th, 2020, 9:53 pm

Oops, wrong thread. Please delete

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Post by blocho » March 28th, 2020, 9:58 pm

Melvelet wrote:
March 28th, 2020, 9:53 pm
Oops, wrong thread. Please delete
Well, I can ignore these if you want. But you do have some crime movies in there. Wouldn't you prefer to keep them?

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Post by ChrisReynolds » March 28th, 2020, 10:35 pm

Previously convicted...Show
1. Lone Star (Sayles, 1996) 5/10
Law and Order: Police Brutality
2. A Study in Terror / Fog (Hill, 1965) 4/10
Crime Wave: Blackmail
3. Uncut Gems (Safdie-Safdie, 2019) 8/10
Crime Wave: Smuggling
4a. Detainment (Lambe, 2018) [30 mins] 5/10
Law and Order: Police Interrogation
4b. Inside No. 9: The Stakeout (Morales, 2020) [30 mins] 7/10
Crime Wave: Murder
5. Cruising (Friedkin, 1980) 4/10
Law and Order: Plea Bargain
6. Silence of the Lambs (Demme, 1991) [Rewatch] high 9/10
Law and Order: Police academy
7. Vanishing Point (Sarafian, 1971) 5/10
Crime Wave: Drug Use
8. The Walking Dead (Curtiz, 1936) 5/10
Law and Order: Closing Statement
9. Arlington Road (Pellington, 1999) 5/10
Crime Wave: Treason
10. Fatal Instinct (Reiner, 1993) 3/10
Law and Order: Opening Statement
11. Tales from the Hood (Cundieff, 1995) 6/10
Crime Wave: Drug Dealing
12. The Corpse of Anna Fritz / El cadáver de Anna Fritz (Vicens, 2015) 5/10
Crime Wave: Rape
13. Die Hölle / Cold Hell (Ruzowitzky, 2017) 4/10
Crime Wave: Attempted murder
14. Batman: Assault on Arkham (Oliva-Spaulding, 2014) 6/10 Crime Wave: Burglary
15. Ocean's Eleven (Soderbergh, 2001) [Rewatch] 7/10 Crime Wave: Computer Crimes
16. Darktown Strutters (Witney, 1975) 3/10 Law and Order: Police Raid
17. Ocean's Twelve (Soderbergh, 2004) 3/10 Crime Wave: Counterfeiting
18. The Other Guys (McKay, 2010)
Had a few laughs but overall it felt like a cookie cutter buddy cop comedy. A lot of the running jokes and semi-improv banter seemed weak, though I did enjoy Wahlberg's turn as a frustrated straight man to Ferrell's standard weirdo performance. The plot has embezzling Wall Street executives as the villains, but then weirdly brings in Chechens and Nigerians as secondary villains and puts up a lot of stats about the 2008 financial crisis and bailout over the credits. Which was caused by unregulated lending, not by embezzlement.
4/10

Law and Order: Miranda Warning (Samuel L. Jackson screams a Miranda Warning in slow motion while firing two guns in a car flying through the air into an exploding Trump Tower - best moment of the movie for me)

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19. Hustlers (Scafaria, 2019)
Another film dealing with the 2008 crash, and drawing parallels between the Wall Street financiers and a group of strippers embezzling money from them. The script does a good job drawing parallels between the two groups, and follows a familiar crime-film path as things spiral out of control. Definitely the start of the film is better than the ending: Scafaria does a great job portraying the stripper's world as a phantasmagoria of light and sound, but as the crime is similar each time, the second half becomes repetitive. Maybe the film was a little too much in love with its subjects to do the story full justice.
5/10

Crime Wave: Embezzlement

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20. Black Scorpion (Winfrey, 1995)
A Roger Corman-masterminded entry to the superhero wave that followed in the wake of Burton's Batman films. There's an amusing clash of exploitation aesthetics (nudity, prostitution and pimps) with campy superhero plotlines more suited to children's TV. Mildly entertaining, but too many dull cop scenes.
4/10

Crime Wave: Obstruction of Justice (The Black Scorpion assaults, lies to, has sex with and mindwipes police officers in the course of a campaign of vigilante action)

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Crime WaveLaw and Order
Murder
Attempted murder
Assault
Involuntary manslaughter
Burglary
Theft/Larceny/Robbery
Rape
Kidnapping
Arson
Blackmail
Bribery
Embezzlement
Extortion
Fraud
Computer Crimes
Counterfeiting
Drug Dealing
Drug Use
Perjury
Tax Evasion
Smuggling
Espionage
Treason
Obstruction of Justice
Police Raid
Police Interrogation
Fingerprints
DNA
Arrest
Police Brutality
Police Academy
Plea Bargain
Trial
Testimony
Opening Statement
Closing Statement
Conviction
Capital Punishment
Miranda Warning

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Post by sol » March 29th, 2020, 1:20 am

Crimes of the HeartShow
1. Hustlers (2019)
2. Uncut Gems (2019)
3. Logan Lucky (2017)
4. Analyze This (1999)
5. Double Impact (1991)
6. Death Warrant (1990)
7. Terminal Island (1973)
8. The Equalizer 2 (2018)
9. Turner & Hooch (1989)
10. The Gravy Train (1974)
11. Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)
12. Striking Distance (1993)
13. Beware the Slenderman (2016)
14. Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye (1950)
15. King of New York (1990)
16. Double Jeopardy (1999)
17. The Exterminator (1980)
18. The Big Bird Cage (1972)
19. Queen & Slim (2019)
20. Fear City (1984)
21. The Mechanic (1972)
22. One for the Money (2012)
23. Conspiracy Theory (1997)
24. Monkey Business (1998)
25. Salaam Bombay! (1988)
26. American Animals (2018)
27. Andhadhun (2018)
28. Suburbicon (2017)
29. The Whole Truth (2015)
30. Paul Blart: Mall Cop (2009)
31. Dirty Mary Crazy Larry (1974)
32. To Live and Die in L.A. (1985)
33. The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996)
34. No Retreat, No Surrender (1986)
35. Showdown in Little Tokyo (1991)
36. Smokey and the Bandit II (1980)
37. The Polka King (2017)
38. Ripley's Game (2002)
39. Vice Squad (1982)

40. The Rookie (1990)

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This boasts some great explosive action scenes and Eastwood is solid as always, yet the focus of the film is always Charlie Sheen as the titular rookie while Eastwood remains enigmatic. Sheen certainly has quite a back-story to contend with as he is haunted by memories of causing his brother's death as a kid and as he is mollycoddled by his father. How exactly this back-story leads to him suddenly turning macho halfway in never quite clicks though.
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Post by AB537 » March 29th, 2020, 3:29 am

61. Under the Silver Lake (David Robert Mitchell, 2018) 5/10
62. I Walk Alone (Byron Haskin, 1948) 6.5/10
63. Desperately Seeking Susan (Susan Seidelman, 1985) 5/10
64. Pepe le Moko (Julien Duvivier, 1937) 7.5/10

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Post by sol » March 29th, 2020, 3:48 am

Crimes of the HeartShow
1. Hustlers (2019)
2. Uncut Gems (2019)
3. Logan Lucky (2017)
4. Analyze This (1999)
5. Double Impact (1991)
6. Death Warrant (1990)
7. Terminal Island (1973)
8. The Equalizer 2 (2018)
9. Turner & Hooch (1989)
10. The Gravy Train (1974)
11. Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)
12. Striking Distance (1993)
13. Beware the Slenderman (2016)
14. Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye (1950)
15. King of New York (1990)
16. Double Jeopardy (1999)
17. The Exterminator (1980)
18. The Big Bird Cage (1972)
19. Queen & Slim (2019)
20. Fear City (1984)
21. The Mechanic (1972)
22. One for the Money (2012)
23. Conspiracy Theory (1997)
24. Monkey Business (1998)
25. Salaam Bombay! (1988)
26. American Animals (2018)
27. Andhadhun (2018)
28. Suburbicon (2017)
29. The Whole Truth (2015)
30. Paul Blart: Mall Cop (2009)
31. Dirty Mary Crazy Larry (1974)
32. To Live and Die in L.A. (1985)
33. The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996)
34. No Retreat, No Surrender (1986)
35. Showdown in Little Tokyo (1991)
36. Smokey and the Bandit II (1980)
37. The Polka King (2017)
38. Ripley's Game (2002)
39. Vice Squad (1982)
40. The Rookie (1990)

41. The Mule (2018)

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While this only has obvious messages about the importance of family, the movie works thanks to Clint's bravura lead performance. There are several intense moments as he comes to close to being caught, only to avoid detection due to his advanced aged and acting like an eccentric but friendly old man. He has some especially strong scenes bonding with Bradley Cooper as an unsuspecting DEA agent. The film wraps up a little too neatly though.
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Post by cinephage » March 29th, 2020, 8:26 am

27. Burai barase ! by Keiichi Ozawa (1969) 7/10

This is Outlaw Gangster VIP 6. Mostly noticeable for its final final fight in a colored and musical tone.

28. The Glass Key, by Stuart Heisler (1942) 9/10

A great movie, with a murder case in the middle of an election campaign...
smooth criminals (26)Show
01. Drishyam, by Nishikant Kamat (2015) 7/10 - Obstruction of Justice
02. Un assassin qui passe, by Michel Vianney (1981) 5,5/10 - Attempted Murder
03. Happy New Year, by Farah Kahn (2017) 7/10 - Theft
04. Black Angel, by Roy William Neill (1946) 7,5/10 - Murder
05. Sono yo no tsuma, by Yasujiro Ozu (1930) 8/10 - Arrest
06. The Rise and Fall of Legs Diamond, by Bud Boetticher (1960) 7/10 - Smuggling
07. City of God, by Lijo Jose Pellissery (2011) 7,5/10 - Embezzlement
08. Boyz n the Hood, by John Singleton (1991) 8/10 - Drug Use
09. The Intruder, de Deon Taylor (2018) 2/10 - Burglary
10. Bir Zamanlar Anadolu'da, by Nuri Bilge Ceylan (2011) 9/10 - Police Interrogation
11. The Phenix City Story, by Phil Karlson (1955) 9/10 - Fraud
12. Odds against Tomorrow, by Robert Wise (1959) 7/10
13. Kôshikei, by Nagisa Oshima (1968) 7/10 - Rape
14. Drugstore Cowboy, by Gus van Sant (1989) 8/10 - Drug dealing
15. Le pacha, by George Lautner (1968) 8/10 - Police Brutality
16. Cung on zo/ Crime Story, by Kirk Wong (1993) 7/10 - Extortion
17. Top of the Lake, Season 2 episode 1, by Jane Campion (2017) 7/10 - DNA Collection
18. Top of the Lake, Season 2 episode 2, by Ariel Kleiman (2017) 6/10
19. Top of the Lake, Season 2 episode 3, by Ariel Kleiman (2017) 5/10
20. Top of the Lake, Season 2 episode 4, by Ariel Kleiman (2017) 4/10
21. Top of the Lake, Season 2 episode 5, by Jane Campion (2017) 4/10
22. Top of the Lake, Season 2 episode 6, by Ariel Kleiman (2017) 6/10
23. John Wick, by Chad Stahelski & David Leitch (2014) 6/10 Rewatch
24. Tony Manero, by Pablo Larrain (2008) 7,5/10
25. Un condé, by Yves Boisset (1970) 7,5/10
26. The Don is dead, by Richard Fleischer (1973) 8,5/10

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Post by jeroeno » March 29th, 2020, 8:44 am

35. Warning Shot (1967)
36. A Kiss Before Dying (1991)
37. Night and the City (1992)

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Post by sol » March 29th, 2020, 9:05 am

Crimes of the HeartShow
1. Hustlers (2019)
2. Uncut Gems (2019)
3. Logan Lucky (2017)
4. Analyze This (1999)
5. Double Impact (1991)
6. Death Warrant (1990)
7. Terminal Island (1973)
8. The Equalizer 2 (2018)
9. Turner & Hooch (1989)
10. The Gravy Train (1974)
11. Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)
12. Striking Distance (1993)
13. Beware the Slenderman (2016)
14. Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye (1950)
15. King of New York (1990)
16. Double Jeopardy (1999)
17. The Exterminator (1980)
18. The Big Bird Cage (1972)
19. Queen & Slim (2019)
20. Fear City (1984)
21. The Mechanic (1972)
22. One for the Money (2012)
23. Conspiracy Theory (1997)
24. Monkey Business (1998)
25. Salaam Bombay! (1988)
26. American Animals (2018)
27. Andhadhun (2018)
28. Suburbicon (2017)
29. The Whole Truth (2015)
30. Paul Blart: Mall Cop (2009)
31. Dirty Mary Crazy Larry (1974)
32. To Live and Die in L.A. (1985)
33. The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996)
34. No Retreat, No Surrender (1986)
35. Showdown in Little Tokyo (1991)
36. Smokey and the Bandit II (1980)
37. The Polka King (2017)
38. Ripley's Game (2002)
39. Vice Squad (1982)
40. The Rookie (1990)
41. The Mule (2018)

42. Wedlock (1991)

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This crime thriller has an intriguing set-up with exploding neck devices in a futuristic prison but does not really do that much with it. There are a couple of solid thrill scenes as a bus and later an elevator threaten to force the protagonists more than a forbidden 100 yards apart, but most of the film is just standard 'prisoners on the lam' stuff. The project also does nothing with its futuristic setting other than neck devices and some unusual guns early on.
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Post by Teproc » March 29th, 2020, 9:08 am

16. Mad Max (George Miller, 1979) - 7/10

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1. The Invisible Man (Leigh Wannell, 2019) - Assault
2. The Lady Vanishes (Alfred Hitchcock, 1938) - Espionnage
3. La fille au bracelet (Stéphane Demoustier, 2019) - Murder
4. The Transporter (Corey Yuen & Louis Leterrier, 2002) - Smuggling
5. Gaslight (George Cukor, 1944) - Theft
6. Speed (Jan de Bont, 1994) - Arson
7. Le doulos (Jean-Pierre Melville 1962) - Burglary
8. Le juge et l'assassin (Bertrand Tavernier, 1976) - Rape
9. Get the Gringo (Adrian Grunberg, 2012) - Extortion
10. Lolita (Stanley Kubrick, 1962)
11. Days of Heaven (Terrence Malick, 1978) - Embezzlement
12. The Defiant Ones (Stanley Kramer, 1958) - Attempted Murder
13. Touch of Evil (Orson Welles, 1958) - Obstruction of Justice
14. Panic in the Streets (Elia Kazan, 1950)
15. The Nile Hilton Incident (Tarik Saleh, 2017) - Bribery

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Post by zzzorf » March 29th, 2020, 10:16 am

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1. Ong Bak: Muay Thai Warrior (2003) - 6/10 (Theft/Larceny/Robbery)
2. Come to Daddy (2019) - 5/10 (Attempted murder)
3. Clue (1985) - 7/10 (rewatch) (Murder)

4. Inside Man (2006) - 5/10 (Robbery)

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Post by cinephage » March 29th, 2020, 11:06 am

29. Menace II Society, by Albert Hughes & Allen Hughes (1993) 7,5/10

Great shots and camera movements in this hood drama...

30. Gam yuk fung wan / Prison on Fire by Ringo Lam (1987) 8,5/10

Fantastic prison movie, somewhere between action film and social drama. Great actors too !

31. Uncut Gems, by Josh Safdie & Benny Safdie (2019) 7/10

A nice crime movie. I found Sandler's character hard to believe in, but the plot overall is well told.
smooth criminals (28)Show
01. Drishyam, by Nishikant Kamat (2015) 7/10 - Obstruction of Justice
02. Un assassin qui passe, by Michel Vianney (1981) 5,5/10 - Attempted Murder
03. Happy New Year, by Farah Kahn (2017) 7/10 - Theft
04. Black Angel, by Roy William Neill (1946) 7,5/10 - Murder
05. Sono yo no tsuma, by Yasujiro Ozu (1930) 8/10 - Arrest
06. The Rise and Fall of Legs Diamond, by Bud Boetticher (1960) 7/10 - Smuggling
07. City of God, by Lijo Jose Pellissery (2011) 7,5/10 - Embezzlement
08. Boyz n the Hood, by John Singleton (1991) 8/10 - Drug Use
09. The Intruder, de Deon Taylor (2018) 2/10 - Burglary
10. Bir Zamanlar Anadolu'da, by Nuri Bilge Ceylan (2011) 9/10 - Police Interrogation
11. The Phenix City Story, by Phil Karlson (1955) 9/10 - Fraud
12. Odds against Tomorrow, by Robert Wise (1959) 7/10
13. Kôshikei, by Nagisa Oshima (1968) 7/10 - Rape
14. Drugstore Cowboy, by Gus van Sant (1989) 8/10 - Drug dealing
15. Le pacha, by George Lautner (1968) 8/10 - Police Brutality
16. Cung on zo/ Crime Story, by Kirk Wong (1993) 7/10 - Extortion
17. Top of the Lake, Season 2 episode 1, by Jane Campion (2017) 7/10 - DNA Collection
18. Top of the Lake, Season 2 episode 2, by Ariel Kleiman (2017) 6/10
19. Top of the Lake, Season 2 episode 3, by Ariel Kleiman (2017) 5/10
20. Top of the Lake, Season 2 episode 4, by Ariel Kleiman (2017) 4/10
21. Top of the Lake, Season 2 episode 5, by Jane Campion (2017) 4/10
22. Top of the Lake, Season 2 episode 6, by Ariel Kleiman (2017) 6/10
23. John Wick, by Chad Stahelski & David Leitch (2014) 6/10 Rewatch
24. Tony Manero, by Pablo Larrain (2008) 7,5/10
25. Un condé, by Yves Boisset (1970) 7,5/10
26. The Don is dead, by Richard Fleischer (1973) 8,5/10
27. Burai barase ! by Keiichi Ozawa (1969) 7/10
28. The Glass Key, by Stuart Heisler (1942) 9/10

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Post by ororama » March 29th, 2020, 2:23 pm

28. Elementary: Hounded (2016) * 43 min.
Elementary: You've Got Me, Who's Got You? (2016) * 43 min.
Elementary: Ready or Not (2016) * 40 min. Fraud
29. Gone Baby Gone (2007) * 114 min.

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1. The Gentlemen (2019) * 113 min. Blackmail
2. The Flying Ace (1926) * 65 min. Robbery
3. Satan Met a Lady (1936) * 74 min.  Burglary
4. Somewhere in the Night (1946) * 108 min. Attempted murder
5. Murdoch Mysteries: The Devil Wears Whalebone (2015) * 44 min.
Murdoch Mysteries: The Incurables (2015) * 44 min.
Murdoch Mysteries: Toronto's Girl Problem (2015) * 44 min. Police Interrogation
6. Moon Over Harlem (1939) 69 min. Extortion
7. Amo: The Runner (2017) * 24 min.
Amo: The Officer (2017) * 23 min.
Amo: The Traitor (2017) * 22 min. Police Brutality
8. La Sierra (2005) * 84 min. Murder
9. The Orchard End Murder (1981) * 50 min. Arrest
10. Murdoch Mysteries: Shipwreck (2015) * 44 min.
Elementary: Alma Matters (2016) * 43 min.
Murdoch Mysteries: Crabtree Mania (2015) * 44 min. Fingermarks
11. Sapphire (1959) * 92 min. Obstruction of Justice
12. The Barriers (2009) * 13 min.
Hazard (2010) * 21 min.
All Mortal Flesh (2013) * 13 min.
Crash (2005) * 18 min.
13. The Gang (2005) * 32 min.
32°C Fall In Love (2013) * 14 min.
Limang liboFive Thousand (2009) * 15 min.
14. Amo: The Execution (2017) * 22 min.
Amo: The Cheater (2017) * 25 min.
Amo: The Drug (2017) * 25 min.
15. Murdoch Mysteries: Election Day (2015) * 44 min.
Murdoch Mysteries: Artful Detective (2015) * 44 min.
Peaky Blinders: Episode #3.1 (2016) * 56 min.
16. Behind That Curtain (1929) * 91 min.
17. Elementary: Down Where the Dead Delight (2016) * 43 min.
Elementary: A View with a Room (2016) * 42 min.
M Squad: The Frightened Wife (1958) * 25 min.
Mike Hammer: Letter Edged in Blackmail (1958) * 26 min.
18. The Suspicious Death of a Minor (1975) * 100 min.
19. A Study in Terror (1965) * 95 min.
20. The League of Gentlemen (1960) * 114 min.
21. Elementary: A Study in Charlotte (2016) * 43 min.
Elementary: Who Is That Masked Man? (2016) * 43 min.
Elementary: Up to Heaven and Down to Hell (2016) * 42 min.
22. Picture Snatcher (1933) * 77 min.
23. The Captive City (1952) * 91 min.
24. Lady Killer (1933) * 76 min.
25. Eran trece (1931) * 79 min.
26.Wanda (1970) * 102 min. Kidnapping
27. Violence at Noon (1966) * 99 min. Rape

*First time viewing.

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Post by blueboybob » March 29th, 2020, 2:46 pm

36. Do Ankhen Barah Haath (1957)

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Post by VincentPrice » March 29th, 2020, 5:40 pm

8. Cobra-1986: 10/10
9. The Devil's Own-1997: 8/10
10. Black Fury-1935: 6/10
11. Fun with Dick and Jane-1977: 7/10
12. Parker Kane-1990: 7/10

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1. Out for Justice-1991: 10/10
2. Avengement-2019: 8/10
3. Black Widow-1954: 7/10
4. The Take-1974: 7/10
5. The Third Secret-1964: 6/10
6. Striking Distance-1993: 8/10
7. Mad Dog Time-1996: 7/10

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Post by maxwelldeux » March 29th, 2020, 6:48 pm

No thanks - I want to get paidShow
1. Serpico (1973) BC1 - Bribery
2. The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez: A Shock to the System (2020) - BC1 - Involuntary Manslaughter
3. The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez: Evil in this Courtroom (2020) BC2: Opening Statement
4. Andhadhun (2018) BC1: Blackmail
5. The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez: Failure at All Levels (2020) BC1: Assault
6. Lone Wolf McQuade (1983) BC1: Smuggling
7. The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez: Death has Got Him by the Hand (2020) BC2: Trial
8. The Trials of Gabrial Fernandez: Improper Regard or Indifference (2020) BC2: Testimony
9. The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez: Gabriel's Voice (2020) BC2: Capital Punishment
10. Pierrot le Fou (1965) BC1: Murder
11. Boys Don't Cry (1999) BC1: Rape
12. Busty Cops (2004) BC2: Police Interrogation
13. Drive (2011) BC1: Theft
14. King of New York (1990) BC1: Drug Dealing
15. Captive: Prison Riot, USA (2016) BC2: Plea Bargain
16. Captive: Cola Kidnap, Brazil (2016) BC1: Kidnapping
17. The Lavender Hill Mob (1951) BC2: Finger prints
18. Captive: Taken at Sea, Somalia (2016) BC1: Extortion
19. Donnie Brasco (1997) BC1: Attempted Murder
20. Police Academy (1984) BC2: Police Academy
21. Heir to an Execution (2004) BC1: Treason
"22-25. TV (485m)
Making a Murderer Part 2: Words and Words Only (2018, 67m) BC2: DNA
Making a Murderer Part 2: A Legal Miracle (2018, 65m)
Making a Murderer Part 2: Welcome to Wisconsin (2018, 57m)
Making a Murderer Part 2: What + Why = Who (2018, 64m)
The Rookie: Day of Death (2020, 42m) BC2: Police Raid
The Rookie: Now and Then (2020, 42m) BC2: Arrest
Making a Murderer Part 2: Everything Takes Time (2018, 64m)
The Rookie: Follow-Up Day (2020, 42m)
The Rookie: Casualties (2020, 42m) BC1: Counterfeiting"
26. Thought Crimes: The Case of the Cannibal Cop (2015) BC2: Conviction
27. Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009) BC1: Drug Use
28. Fight Club (1999) BC1: Arson
29. I Love You, Now Die: The Prosecution (2019)
30. I Love You, Now Die: The Defense (2019) BC2: Closing Statements
31. At the Heart of Gold (2019) BC1: Perjury
32. Bob le Flambeur (1956) BC1: Burglary
33. Foreign Correspondent (1940) BC1: Espionage
34. The Laundromat (2019) BC1: Tax Evasion
35. The Miranda Case (2009) BC2: Miranda Warning
36. Clue (1985) BC1: Attempted Murder
"37-38. TV/Shorts (248m)
Dirty Money: The Wagon Wheel (2020, 53m) BC1: Fraud
Dirty Money: The Man at the Top (2020, 57m) BC1: Embezzlement
Dirty Money: Slumlord Millionaire (2020, 65m) BC1: Obstruction of Justice
The Rookie: Hand-Off (2020, 42m) BC1: Computer Crime
Traffic Stop (2017, 31) BC2: Police Brutality"
39. The Taking of Pelham 123 (1974)

I've never been a huge fan of 1970s era action, and this was no exception. It was solidly done with some good mystery elements, but I didn't really feel the tension build too much myself. I was surprised to learn from IMDB trivia that while this film did really well in cities with a subway, it flopped just about everywhere else.

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Post by VincentPrice » March 29th, 2020, 7:37 pm

13. The Commuter-2018: 8/10

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1. Out for Justice-1991: 10/10
2. Avengement-2019: 8/10
3. Black Widow-1954: 7/10
4. The Take-1974: 7/10
5. The Third Secret-1964: 6/10
6. Striking Distance-1993: 8/10
7. Mad Dog Time-1996: 7/10
8. Cobra-1986: 10/10
9. The Devil's Own-1997: 8/10
10. Black Fury-1935: 6/10
11. Fun with Dick and Jane-1977: 7/10
12. Parker Kane-1990: 7/10

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Post by peeptoad » March 29th, 2020, 10:43 pm

27. The Girl Next Door (2007) 7
28. An American Crime (2007) 7
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1. Monster (2003) 7*
2. Tropa de Elite (2007) Elite Squad 8
3. Polytechnique (2009) 6
4. Vice Squad (1982) 8*
5. Kiss the Girls (1997) 7
6. Spenser Confidential (2020) 4
7. Krótki film o zabijaniu (1988) A Short Film About Killing 9
8. Goodfellas (1990) 10*
9. Hard Candy (2005) 6
10. Stripped to Kill (1987) 7
11. Fear City (1984) 5
12. La nuit des traqués (1959) The Night of the Hunted 8
13. The Krays (1990) 7
14. Targets (1968) 9*
15. Baise moi (2000) Rape Me 6*
16. Needful Things (1993) 6
17. Regression (2015) 7
18. Dirty Mary Crazy Larry (1974) 7
19. Mortel transfert (2001) Mortal Transfer 6
20. The Believers (1987) 8
21. Transsiberian (2008) 7
22. Blackhat (2016) 6
23. Confessions of an Opium Eater (1962) 8
24. Taxi Driver (1978) 9*
25. Panic Room (2002) 7*
26. Assault on Precinct 13 (1976) 9*

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Post by ororama » March 30th, 2020, 1:23 am

30. Hot Fuzz (2007) 121 min. Miranda Warning (Caution)

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1. The Gentlemen (2019) * 113 min. Blackmail
2. The Flying Ace (1926) * 65 min. Robbery
3. Satan Met a Lady (1936) * 74 min.  Burglary
4. Somewhere in the Night (1946) * 108 min. Attempted murder
5. Murdoch Mysteries: The Devil Wears Whalebone (2015) * 44 min.
Murdoch Mysteries: The Incurables (2015) * 44 min.
Murdoch Mysteries: Toronto's Girl Problem (2015) * 44 min. Police Interrogation
6. Moon Over Harlem (1939) 69 min. Extortion
7. Amo: The Runner (2017) * 24 min.
Amo: The Officer (2017) * 23 min.
Amo: The Traitor (2017) * 22 min. Police Brutality
8. La Sierra (2005) * 84 min. Murder
9. The Orchard End Murder (1981) * 50 min. Arrest
10. Murdoch Mysteries: Shipwreck (2015) * 44 min.
Elementary: Alma Matters (2016) * 43 min.
Murdoch Mysteries: Crabtree Mania (2015) * 44 min. Fingermarks
11. Sapphire (1959) * 92 min. Obstruction of Justice
12. The Barriers (2009) * 13 min.
Hazard (2010) * 21 min.
All Mortal Flesh (2013) * 13 min.
Crash (2005) * 18 min.
13. The Gang (2005) * 32 min.
32°C Fall In Love (2013) * 14 min.
Limang liboFive Thousand (2009) * 15 min.
14. Amo: The Execution (2017) * 22 min.
Amo: The Cheater (2017) * 25 min.
Amo: The Drug (2017) * 25 min.
15. Murdoch Mysteries: Election Day (2015) * 44 min.
Murdoch Mysteries: Artful Detective (2015) * 44 min.
Peaky Blinders: Episode #3.1 (2016) * 56 min.
16. Behind That Curtain (1929) * 91 min.
17. Elementary: Down Where the Dead Delight (2016) * 43 min.
Elementary: A View with a Room (2016) * 42 min.
M Squad: The Frightened Wife (1958) * 25 min.
Mike Hammer: Letter Edged in Blackmail (1958) * 26 min.
18. The Suspicious Death of a Minor (1975) * 100 min.
19. A Study in Terror (1965) * 95 min.
20. The League of Gentlemen (1960) * 114 min.
21. Elementary: A Study in Charlotte (2016) * 43 min.
Elementary: Who Is That Masked Man? (2016) * 43 min.
Elementary: Up to Heaven and Down to Hell (2016) * 42 min.
22. Picture Snatcher (1933) * 77 min.
23. The Captive City (1952) * 91 min.
24. Lady Killer (1933) * 76 min.
25. Eran trece (1931) * 79 min.
26.Wanda (1970) * 102 min. Kidnapping
27. Violence at Noon (1966) * 99 min. Rape
28. Elementary: Hounded (2016) * 43 min.
Elementary: You've Got Me, Who's Got You? (2016) * 43 min.
Elementary: Ready or Not (2016) * 40 min.
29. Gone Baby Gone (2007) * 114 min.

*First time viewing.

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Post by AB537 » March 30th, 2020, 1:57 am

65. Forushande - The Salesman (Asghar Farhadi, 2016) 7/10
66. Out of the Furnace (Scott Cooper, 2013) 7/10

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Post by sol » March 30th, 2020, 10:39 am

Crimes of the HeartShow
1. Hustlers (2019)
2. Uncut Gems (2019)
3. Logan Lucky (2017)
4. Analyze This (1999)
5. Double Impact (1991)
6. Death Warrant (1990)
7. Terminal Island (1973)
8. The Equalizer 2 (2018)
9. Turner & Hooch (1989)
10. The Gravy Train (1974)
11. Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)
12. Striking Distance (1993)
13. Beware the Slenderman (2016)
14. Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye (1950)
15. King of New York (1990)
16. Double Jeopardy (1999)
17. The Exterminator (1980)
18. The Big Bird Cage (1972)
19. Queen & Slim (2019)
20. Fear City (1984)
21. The Mechanic (1972)
22. One for the Money (2012)
23. Conspiracy Theory (1997)
24. Monkey Business (1998)
25. Salaam Bombay! (1988)
26. American Animals (2018)
27. Andhadhun (2018)
28. Suburbicon (2017)
29. The Whole Truth (2015)
30. Paul Blart: Mall Cop (2009)
31. Dirty Mary Crazy Larry (1974)
32. To Live and Die in L.A. (1985)
33. The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996)
34. No Retreat, No Surrender (1986)
35. Showdown in Little Tokyo (1991)
36. Smokey and the Bandit II (1980)
37. The Polka King (2017)
38. Ripley's Game (2002)
39. Vice Squad (1982)
40. The Rookie (1990)
41. The Mule (2018)
42. Wedlock (1991)

43. Cookie (1989)

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Emily Lloyd is okay in the lead role here, but after such extreme bitterness early on, she gets on her father's side far too easily and nothing early on signals the criminal mastermind that she proves to be. The film's best asset is a sympathetic Peter Falk as her father who genuinely wants to reconnect with his kid; the supporting cast also boasts some big names but they are given little to do. The film is sometimes clever but rarely all that funny.
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Post by flavo5000 » March 30th, 2020, 1:02 pm

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50. The Corporation (2003)
Extensive documentary on the corporation as a legal entity. Has large sections dedicated to unethical and fraudulent behavior.

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51. Shor in the City (2010)
About a guy trying to make it in the big city (Mumbai) but it beset by criminal activities at every turn, eventually turning to robbery himself to fund his cricket team efforts.

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52. Blood Harvest (1987)
After a banker forecloses on a series of homes in a local community, the banker and his wife mysteriously disappear and their daughter returns to town to find out what's going on. Also Tiny Tim is an insane clown.
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1. Rumble Fish (1983) Crime: Assault
2. Fakira (1976) Crime: Kidnapping
3. Malcolm (1986) Crime: Theft/Larceny/Robbery
4. Gangs of Wasseypur Part 1 (2012) Crime: Murder
5. Gangs of Wasseypur Part 2 (2012) Crime: Attempted Murder
6. Rock All Night (1957)
7. James Bond 777 (1971)
8. The Polka King (2017) Crime: Fraud
9. Agneepath (2012) Crime: Drug Use (and lots of other stuff)
10. Clickbait (2019) Crime: Computer Crimes
11. Baabarr (2009)
12. Dhoom 2 (2006) Crime: Burglary
13. Zhigrana (2015)
14. Brawl in Cell Block 99 (2017)
15. Don (1978) Crime: Blackmail
16. Guns Akimbo (2019) Crime: Bribery
17. Kahaani (2012) Crime: Obstruction of Justice
18. The Hunt (2019) Crime: Smuggling
19. Ai-naki mori de sakebe a.k.a. The Forest of Love (2019) Crime: Involuntary manslaughter
20. Talaash (2012)
21. Find Me Guilty (2006) Crime: Perjury
22. Pizza (2012)
23. Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) Crime: Extortion
24. Beverly Hills Cop II (1987)
25. #Horror (2015)
26. Ardh Satya (1983) Crime: Bribery
27. Scarlet Diva (2000) Crime: Rape
28. Riri Shushu no subete a.k.a. All About Lily Chou-Chou (2001)
29. Bhoot (2003)
30. Crazy Bitches (2014)
31. État de siège a.k.a. State of Siege (1972) Crime: Treason
32. Poison Ivy II (1996)
33. Chhal (2002)
34. Stripped to Kill (1987)
35. Hatsukoi a.k.a. First Love (2019)
36. Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde (2003)
37. The Voices (2014)
38. Guru (2007) Crime: Tax Evasion
39. Man of Violence (1971)
40. The Big Switch (1968)
41. Footpath (2003)
42. Money Monster (2016)
43. Calcutta Mail (2003)
44. Amar Akbar Anthony (1977) Crime: Obstruction of Justice
45. The Mafu Cage (1978)
46. Aala Kaf Ifrit a.k.a. Beauty & the Dogs (2017)
47. Haider (2014)
48. Himizu (2011)
49. Tore tanzt a.k.a. Nothing Bad Can Happen (2013)
50. The Corporation (2003)
51. Shor in the City (2010)
52. Blood Harvest (1987)

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Post by sol » March 30th, 2020, 1:50 pm

Crimes and MisdemeanorsShow
1. Hustlers (2019)
2. Uncut Gems (2019)
3. Logan Lucky (2017)
4. Analyze This (1999)
5. Double Impact (1991)
6. Death Warrant (1990)
7. Terminal Island (1973)
8. The Equalizer 2 (2018)
9. Turner & Hooch (1989)
10. The Gravy Train (1974)
11. Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)
12. Striking Distance (1993)
13. Beware the Slenderman (2016)
14. Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye (1950)
15. King of New York (1990)
16. Double Jeopardy (1999)
17. The Exterminator (1980)
18. The Big Bird Cage (1972)
19. Queen & Slim (2019)
20. Fear City (1984)
21. The Mechanic (1972)
22. One for the Money (2012)
23. Conspiracy Theory (1997)
24. Monkey Business (1998)
25. Salaam Bombay! (1988)
26. American Animals (2018)
27. Andhadhun (2018)
28. Suburbicon (2017)
29. The Whole Truth (2015)
30. Paul Blart: Mall Cop (2009)
31. Dirty Mary Crazy Larry (1974)
32. To Live and Die in L.A. (1985)
33. The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996)
34. No Retreat, No Surrender (1986)
35. Showdown in Little Tokyo (1991)
36. Smokey and the Bandit II (1980)
37. The Polka King (2017)
38. Ripley's Game (2002)
39. Vice Squad (1982)
40. The Rookie (1990)
41. The Mule (2018)
42. Wedlock (1991)
43. Cookie (1989)

44. Thin Ice (2011)

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Also known as The Convincer, this crime thriller follows a conniving insurance salesman whose scheme to steal a client's valuable violin backfires. The final 20 minutes are interesting as more is revealed about the plot than what is obvious and Greg Kinnear's talks about how to con clients into insurance are fascinating, but he is never charming enough to root for and the film's attempted black comedy vibe suffers from too few quirky side characters.
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Post by OldAle1 » March 30th, 2020, 2:02 pm

Crime BabyShow

1. Talaash (Reema Kagti, 2012)
2. Siesta (Mary Lambert, 1987) (re-watch)
3. Hero and the Terror (William Tannen, 1988)
4. Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn (Cathy Yan, 2020) (cinema)
5. Ride the Pink Horse (Robert Montgomery, 1947) (re-watch)
6. Baazi / High Stakes (Guru Dutt, 1951)
7. Talvar / Guilty (Meghna Gulzar, 2015)
8. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes - Episode 2 - "The Dying Detective" (Sarah Hellings, 1994)
9. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes - Episode 3 - "The Golden Pince-Nez" (Peter Hammond, 1994)
10. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes - Episode 4 - "The Red Circle" (Sarah Hellings, 1994)
11. Blue Steel (Kathryn Bigelow, 1990) (re-watch)
12. Wanda (Barbara Loden, 1970)
13. The Black Windmill (Don Siegel, 1974)
14. Jealousy (Gustav Machatý, 1945)
15. Andhadhum / The Blind Melody (Sriram Raghavan, 2018)
16. Street Corner (Muriel Box, 1953)
17. Eyewitness (Muriel Box, 1956)
18. Mi vida loca (Allison Anders, 1993)
19. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes - Episode 5 - "The Mazarin Stone" (Peter Hammond, 1994)
20. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes - Episode 6 - "The Cardboard Box" (Sarah Hellings, 1994)
21. The Third Secret (Charles Crichton, 1964)
22. Subway in the Sky (Muriel Box, 1959)
23. Confessions of an Opium Eater (Albert Zugsmith, 1962) (re-watch)
24. Torchy Blane in Panama (William Clemens, 1938)

5th in the series, and one of the two in which protagonist newshound Torchy is not played by Glenda Farrell; here the role goes to the rather irritating Lola Lane (apparently not irritating to everybody - Superman's girlfriend's name was supposedly inspired by the actress). Anyway while I liked Farrell more in the one other film from this run that I've seen, I didn't like that film any more than this, so I doubt I'll be making an effort to see them all. These are basically 60-minute B crime-comedies with Torchy getting herself in trouble every time because she won't play by the rules (and underlying this I suppose is the notion that she's doing a "man's job" and should stay home and be a housewife, though it's not that explicit). Here it's bank robbers who escape to Panama - of course it's all done on cheap sets and there's no feeling of foreignness whatsoever. Tom Kennedy as the comically bumbling cop Gahagan is the only actor I recognized apart from Lane, and he's kind of fun, but this felt too long ever at an hour.

25. Ascenseur pour l'échafaud / Elevator to the Gallows (Louis Malle, 1958) (re-watch)

TCM. It hasn't been deliberate exactly, but I seem to be slowly re-watching a lot of the films I saw when I first got seriously interest in film noir, 15 years ago or so, and in particular a lot of the ones that I liked, but didn't love. And most of them are improving dramatically -- certainly the genre/style tropes are more familiar now, but in some cases I think it's also helping that I have a better way to see them, and that I seem to be seeing a lot of them in the morning on TCM with coffee rather than at night with whisky. Maybe this is a good time to stop drinking? Anyway, I'm not sure why I didn't love this originally but it sure knocked me out this time. No need to go into details much for this very familiar film but I think that apart from the justly praised music by Miles Davis and star-making performance by Jeanne Moreau, what impresses me the most is how Malle juggles all of his characters and plots to bring them to that amazing photographic evidence conclusion. We really get to know a bit about all of these people, and understand to some extent how and why they're all going to face a life-changing or life-ending experience just because one woman and one man wanted to get rid of her husband. I also love the realism of the photography, the mid-century suburban motel on the highway... this is a Paris I still haven't seen much in this period, and I suspect that's part of the impact as well, just before the dawning of the New Wave.

26. Domingo de carnaval / Carnival Sunday (Edgar Neville, 1945)

I saw Neville's best-known film, the previous year's La torre de los siete jorobados, not that long ago and was pretty knocked out by it's mixture of horror, surrealism, and generally outre imagery and narrative; this is alas much more prosaic and ordinary, though it's still a pretty decent film. In the years around WWI, an old woman is killed in Madrid, and we watch as a variety of suspects are presented and the police uncover more clues, which combine to show us a mean and grasping pawnbroker who had a great many enemies, and a missing valuable necklace that may be the key to the whole crime, which will climax - where else? - at the carnival. The mystery-crime elements are fairly well handled but there's a fair bit of humor also, in the personages of some of the suspects but also the dandyish inspector in charge of the case, which largely fell flat to me; perhaps a cultural issue in this case? Anyway, worth seeing but not terribly memorable.

27. Murder, Inc (Burt Balaban/Stuart Rosenberg, 1960)

Fox Movie Channel. If you read up a bit on this Cinemascope late noir, you'll find that original director Rosenberg was fired from the picture partway through and the inexperienced Balaban brought in, and this is mentioned as the reason (or one of the reasons) for the unevenness of the finished picture. I don't know, maybe - it strikes me that the film is pretty terrific right up almost exactly to the halfway point, when the narration begins (this is a weird thing - no narration at all at the beginning) and the POV largely shifts to the cops rather than the criminals. This is based on real criminals in what was known as the Murder Inc racket in New York in the 30s and early 40s, with Peter Falk (awesome) in what amounts to the lead as a completely amoral hitman who rises in the ranks of Lepke Buchaltar's orginization, only to see it all unravelled by a poorly judged hit by somebody else. Nominal main characters Stuart Whitman and May Britt are rather dull and bring this down a bit, but it's really the shift in focus to the less interesting investigation and away from Falk's psychotic scuzziness that makes the second half much less interesting to me.

28. The Boston Strangler (Richard Fleischer, 1968)

FMC again - this channel has really become worth paying attention to lately. Another true-crime story, this was done just a few years after the real-life events. It's interesting in that stars Henry Fonda (as the lead investigator of the case, put in charge against his will by the MA state attorney general) doesn't show up for almost half an hour into the two-hour running time, and the strangler himself (Tony Curtis, giving one of his best performances for sure) until about an hour in. Lots of this is familiar stuff if you've seen many serial-killer films - in 1962-3 in various communities in the Boston area, the strangler goes through a dozen or so victims, starting out only with old ladies who live alone and then eventually hitting younger women, before enough clues and small mistakes on his part pile up. But there are some interesting elements both visually - lots of split or multiple screen sequences, including a couple of picture-in-picture which I'm not sure I've ever seen in a narrative feature made this early - and narratively, as the criminal is nabbed almost by accident. I guess this plays out pretty differently from the real-life story, and the schizophrenic or multiple personality element in particular was amped up for the film, but it works pretty well for me, and the last scenes in particular are very powerful, with a very progressive (for the time, especially) attitude about mental health and the need for society to pay attention to these people who fall through the cracks, mentally and emotionally, before it's too late.

29. Flareup (James Neilson, 1969)

Not sure why this isn't listed as crime on IMDb - I'm sending a correction - but it most definitely belongs; psycho Luke Askew in the first scene in the film blows away one of Raquel Welch's friends out in broad daylight at a Vegas hotel by the pool, and Welch spends the rest of the film running from him, eventually going to L.A., as he continues to murder everybody in his path, with the cops always a step behind. So it's a police procedural - spree killer-thriller, with naturally some romance elements as Raquel gets involved with a handsome stranger the instant she pulls into the parking lot of the club (she's a go-go dancer, of course) she's going to work at in L.A. I watched this because it was featured in Los Angeles Plays Itself and I'm slowly going through the whole LIST of films mentioned, and I'd have to say that sadly that's about the only reason to watch it. Of course Raquel is nice to look at, but she was never a great actress and this isn't an interesting role, and Askew's psycho in particular is about as one-dimensional as you could imagine, as are pretty much all the other characters. It does have a nice feel for the seedier side of L.A. (and Vegas) in that period, and I did really like seeing all the business signs on the busy streets, which reminded me of plenty of older areas that I'm familiar with in Chicago and other cities in the midwest, though most of this 50s-60s iconography is gone now and was already disappearing when my memories start in the mid-70s. Anyway, all of that does not add up to enough reason to see this IMO, though I've certainly seen plenty of worse time-wasters.
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7. Bad Santa (Terry Zwigoff, 2003)
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1. Gods of the Plague (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1970)
2. Zodiac (David Fincher, 2007)
3. RoboCop (Paul Verhoeven, 1987)
4. Dragged Across Concrete (S. Craig Zahler, 2018)
5. Memories of Murder (Bong Joon-ho, 2003)
6. I Walk Alone (Byron Haskin, 1947)
7. Bad Santa (Terry Zwigoff, 2003)

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Post by sol » March 30th, 2020, 3:53 pm

Crimes and MisdemeanorsShow
1. Hustlers (2019)
2. Uncut Gems (2019)
3. Logan Lucky (2017)
4. Analyze This (1999)
5. Double Impact (1991)
6. Death Warrant (1990)
7. Terminal Island (1973)
8. The Equalizer 2 (2018)
9. Turner & Hooch (1989)
10. The Gravy Train (1974)
11. Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)
12. Striking Distance (1993)
13. Beware the Slenderman (2016)
14. Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye (1950)
15. King of New York (1990)
16. Double Jeopardy (1999)
17. The Exterminator (1980)
18. The Big Bird Cage (1972)
19. Queen & Slim (2019)
20. Fear City (1984)
21. The Mechanic (1972)
22. One for the Money (2012)
23. Conspiracy Theory (1997)
24. Monkey Business (1998)
25. Salaam Bombay! (1988)
26. American Animals (2018)
27. Andhadhun (2018)
28. Suburbicon (2017)
29. The Whole Truth (2015)
30. Paul Blart: Mall Cop (2009)
31. Dirty Mary Crazy Larry (1974)
32. To Live and Die in L.A. (1985)
33. The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996)
34. No Retreat, No Surrender (1986)
35. Showdown in Little Tokyo (1991)
36. Smokey and the Bandit II (1980)
37. The Polka King (2017)
38. Ripley's Game (2002)
39. Vice Squad (1982)
40. The Rookie (1990)
41. The Mule (2018)
42. Wedlock (1991)
43. Cookie (1989)
44. Thin Ice (2011)

45. Hot Pursuit (2015)

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Made up to look homely and unfeminine, this is hardly Reese Witherspoon's finest performance. Her character also has a far too obvious arc, but she gets some great lines though which she delivers in a perfectly deadpan manner. There are also some very zany scenes in the mix; most notably a group of senior citizens cheering on as their bus is commandeered in a highway pursuit. More madness like this and less height jokes would have been great.
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Post by Lonewolf2003 » March 30th, 2020, 4:04 pm

30. Something Wild (1986, Jonathan Demme): 7.0 - It start off as a enjoyable altenative romcom, But the mood shifts after the show stealing debuting Ray Liotta makes his entry, the movies becomes much darker and violent from than on. But Demme somehow make this tonal shift work. My general dislike of Melanie Griffith plus that her character is a prototypical manic pixie dream girl (in the first half) kept me from liking this more.
31. Black Moon Rising (1986, Harley Cokeliss): 6.8 - Entertaining cool 80s heist movie based on a John Carpenter script (tho heavily reworked). The car chases and big final heist are worth the watch. But it's mostly the charisma of Tommy Lee Jones and Robert Vaughn as respectively the hero and villain that lift this movie up above average. I could have done with the romance subplot, especially without the quintessential 80 soft-erotic love scene between Jones and Linda Hamilton.
32. Joshû 701-gô: Sasori [Female Prisoner #701: Scorpion] (1972, Shunya Ito): 8.0 - Through some very creative solutions Ito turns this Women in Prison move into something special He infuses the movie with surreal and theatrical touches, especially in the decor and lighting (f.e. the flashback with the revolting decor) which makes this a very bold debut. Based on this and his following entries it's strange Ito never became a bigger name (at least not outside Japan). Meiko Kaji is female anger against the patriarchy reincarnated, few a more beautiful fierce stare, she's righfully became a (cult) icon and carries this movie and the whole series with ease.
33. Joshû sasori: Dai-41 zakkyo-bô [Female Prisoner Scorpion: Jailhouse 41] (1972, Shunya Ito): 8.0 - This is by far the most surreal and artistic entry in the series. Ito makes great use of cinematic language to visaulize his themes. F.e. a flashback in which he cuts beween the different inmates getting caught in a fisherman's net to illustrate their connection as outsiders from society. On top of that the movie even has some supranatural element (f.e. the old lady whose house collapses around her). What's more this is all combined with a fast-paced tight plot. - BC#1 Kidnapping
34. Joshû sasori: Kemono-beya [Female Prisoner Scorpion: Beast Stable] (1973, Shunya Ito): 7.8 - With less surreal touches and more sleaziness this one is more a standard exploration movie in style. Still there's enough to like artistically and for genre fans. The actions moments are great, especialy the violent opening come to mind.
35. Joshû sasori: 701-gô urami-bushi [Female Prisoner Scorpion: Grudge Song] (1973, Yasuharu Hasebe): 7.5 - With a new director taking the helm, this unfortunately is the least of the (original) series. Honestly this was an unnecessary sequel, since Sasori's arc was completed with the third entry. But judging on its own, this is still a surprisingly solid and enjoyable movie. It's especially in the second half, which takes place in a prison again, it comes closes to the level of the previous movies.
36. Maniac Cop (1988, William Lustig): 6.5 - This could have been more interesting if the movie had done more with the subject of cop brutality turned extreme, f.e. by turning Maniac Cop into the extreme extension of the vigilante cop trope. Instead now this is basically just another slasher with a superhuman psychopath like Michael Myers, but one who just happens to be a cop. A surprisingly fun and fast-paced slasher tho.

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1. Guilty Bystander (1950, Joseph Lerner): 6.8
2. The Snorkel (1958, Guy Green): 5.8
3. Cash on Demand (1961, Quentin Lawrence): 7.5
4. The Wild One (1953, Laslo Benedek) : 7.0
5. Maniac (1963, Michael Carreras): 6.8
6. Mickey One (1965, Arthur Penn): 4.5
7. The St. Valentine's Day Massacre (1967, Roger Corman): 7.2
8. The Incident (1967, Larry Peerce): 7.5
9. 10 Rillington Place (1971, Richard Fleischer): 7.2
10. The New Centurions (1972, Richard Fleischer): 7.2
11. Milano trema - la polizia vuole giustizia [The Violent Professionals] (1973, Sergio Martino): 5.5
12. The Deadly Affair (1966, Sidney Lumet): 6.8
13. The Anderson Tapes (1971, Sidney Lumet): 6.8
14. The Offence (1972, Sidney Lumet): 7.0
15. The Stone Killer (1973, Michael Winner): 7.0 -
16. Il cittadino si ribella [Street Law] (1974, Enzo G. Castellari): 6.2
17. La polizia ha le mani legate [Killer Cop] (1975, Luciano Ercoli) : 6.2
18. Willie Dynamite (1974, Gilbert Moses): 5.5
19. The Fortune (1975, Mike Nichols): 5.5
20. Hitch Hike to Hell (1977, Irvin Berwick): 6.5
21. Gendai yakuza: hito-kiri yota [Street Mobster] (1972, Kinji Fukasaku): 7.2
22. Kenkei tai soshiki boryoku [Cops vs. Thugs] (1975, Kinji Fukasaku): 7.0
23. Doberuman deka [Doberman Cop] (1977, Kinji Fukasaku): 6.5
24. Il poliziotto è marcio [Shoot First, Die Later] (1974, Fernando Di Leo): 6.5
25. Roma a mano armata [The Tough Ones/Assault with a Deadly Weapon/Brutal Justice/Rome Armed to the Teeth] (1976, Umberto Lenzi): 6.8
26. La banda del gobbo [Brothers Till We Die] (1978, Umberto Lenzi): 6.2
27. The Exterminator (1980, James Glickenhaus): 6.0
28. Cruising (1980, William Friedkin): 7.5
29. The Annihilators (1985, Charles E. Sellier Jr.): 7.0
Bonus Challenge #1 - Crime WaveShow
Murder - The Snorkel (1958, Guy Green):
Attempted murder - Maniac (1963, Michael Carreras):
Assault - The St. Valentine's Day Massacre (1967, Roger Corman)
Involuntary manslaughter - The Wild One (1953, Laslo Benedek)
Burglary - The Anderson Tapes (1971, Sidney Lumet)
Theft/Larceny/Robbery - Cash on Demand (1961, Quentin Lawrence)
Rape -Hitch Hike to Hell (1977, Irvin Berwick)
Kidnapping - Joshû sasori: Dai-41 zakkyo-bô [Female Prisoner Scorpion: Jailhouse 41] (1972, Shunya Ito):
Arson - Doberuman deka [Doberman Cop] (1977, Kinji Fukasaku)
Blackmail - Il cittadino si ribella [Street Law] (1974, Enzo G. Castellari)
Bribery - Kenkei tai soshiki boryoku [Cops vs. Thugs] (1975, Kinji Fukasaku)
Embezzlement -The Fortune (1975, Mike Nichols)
Extortion - Mickey One (1965, Arthur Penn)
Fraud
Computer Crimes (like hacking)
Counterfeiting (currency or consumer goods)
Drug Dealing - La polizia ha le mani legate [Killer Cop] (1975, Luciano Ercoli)
Drug Use - Willie Dynamite (1974, Gilbert Moses):
Perjury
Tax Evasion
Smuggling - Guilty Bystander (1950, Joseph Lerner)
Espionage -The Deadly Affair (1966, Sidney Lumet)
Treason -Milano trema - la polizia vuole giustizia [The Violent Professionals] (1973, Sergio Martino)
Obstruction of Justice - Il poliziotto è marcio [Shoot First, Die Later] (1974, Fernando Di Leo)
Bonus Challenge #2 - Law and OrderShow
Police Raid - Roma a mano armata [The Tough Ones/Assault with a Deadly Weapon/Brutal Justice/Rome Armed to the Teeth] (1976, Umberto Lenzi)
Police Interrogation - The Stone Killer (1973, Michael Winner)
Fingerprints (dusting or analysis or identification or use in trial)
DNA (collection of evidence or analysis or use in trial)
Arrest - The Incident (1967, Larry Peerce)
Police Brutality - The Offence (1972, Sidney Lumet)
Police Academy - The New Centurions (1972, Richard Fleischer)
Plea Bargain (a suspect agrees to plead guilty in return for a reduced charge)
Trial
Testimony (any statement by a witness during a criminal trial)
Opening Statement (by prosecutor or defense attorney)
Closing Statement (by prosecutor or defense attorney)
Conviction
Capital Punishment - 10 Rillington Place (1971, Richard Fleischer)
Miranda Warning

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Post by ChrisReynolds » March 30th, 2020, 7:05 pm

Previously convicted...Show
1. Lone Star (Sayles, 1996) 5/10
Law and Order: Police Brutality
2. A Study in Terror / Fog (Hill, 1965) 4/10
Crime Wave: Blackmail
3. Uncut Gems (Safdie-Safdie, 2019) 8/10
Crime Wave: Smuggling
4a. Detainment (Lambe, 2018) [30 mins] 5/10
Law and Order: Police Interrogation
4b. Inside No. 9: The Stakeout (Morales, 2020) [30 mins] 7/10
Crime Wave: Murder
5. Cruising (Friedkin, 1980) 4/10
Law and Order: Plea Bargain
6. Silence of the Lambs (Demme, 1991) [Rewatch] high 9/10
Law and Order: Police academy
7. Vanishing Point (Sarafian, 1971) 5/10
Crime Wave: Drug Use
8. The Walking Dead (Curtiz, 1936) 5/10
Law and Order: Closing Statement
9. Arlington Road (Pellington, 1999) 5/10
Crime Wave: Treason
10. Fatal Instinct (Reiner, 1993) 3/10
Law and Order: Opening Statement
11. Tales from the Hood (Cundieff, 1995) 6/10
Crime Wave: Drug Dealing
12. The Corpse of Anna Fritz / El cadáver de Anna Fritz (Vicens, 2015) 5/10
Crime Wave: Rape
13. Die Hölle / Cold Hell (Ruzowitzky, 2017) 4/10
Crime Wave: Attempted murder
14. Batman: Assault on Arkham (Oliva-Spaulding, 2014) 6/10 Crime Wave: Burglary
15. Ocean's Eleven (Soderbergh, 2001) [Rewatch] 7/10 Crime Wave: Computer Crimes
16. Darktown Strutters (Witney, 1975) 3/10 Law and Order: Police Raid
17. Ocean's Twelve (Soderbergh, 2004) 3/10 Crime Wave: Counterfeiting
18. The Other Guys (McKay, 2010) 4/10
Law and Order: Miranda Warning
19. Hustlers (Scafaria, 2019) 5/10
Crime Wave: Embezzlement
20. Black Scorpion (Winfrey, 1995)4/10
Crime Wave: Obstruction of Justice
21. Kalifornia (Sena, 1993)
Pleasant to watch but a standard and unsurprising thriller. Pitt's performance as a redneck psychopath is cartoonish but is also the most fun part of the film. Duchovny's role as a journalist fascinated by muderers is an attempt to make some sort of comment on society's fascination with violence that never entirely works, but the exploitation aspects do.
5/10

Crime Wave: Arson (A mobile home is torched)

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22. Pájaros de verano / Birds of Passage (Gallego-Guerra, 2018)
Thoughtful examination of a Colombian tribe's transformation into a drug cartel. From the maker of Embrace of the Serpent, this isn't as striking as that film was, although it does contain a lot of good imagery and commentary on the clash of the indigenous way of life with the global marketplace. My reservations come mostly from personal taste in story: I found the characters to be remarkably unsympathetic, and for most of them their stories aren't resolved in a way that satisfied me.
6/10

Crime Wave: Bribery (The police are bribed to allow the drug dealing to proceed)

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23. See No Evil: The Moors Murders (Menaul, 2006)
TV movie about the Moors Murderers, Ian Brady and Myra Hindley. This film has them as supporting characters and focuses on both the police investigation and the effects on Hindley's sister and brother-in-law, who went to the police and subsequently had to deal with being suspected themselves. Acting from everybody is brilliant, but the cinematography isn't too impressive and it's definitely too long. I think they could have taken out most of the police investigation plotline and the film would have been more focused.
6/10

Crime Wave: Perjury (Myra Hindley's mother testifies in the court that Myra had never visited the market where the abductions took place. From the actors' reactions, it's clear that this is being portrayed as a lie.)

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Bonus challenge progressShow
Crime WaveLaw and Order
Murder
Attempted murder
Assault
Involuntary manslaughter
Burglary
Theft/Larceny/Robbery
Rape
Kidnapping
Arson
Blackmail
Bribery
Embezzlement
Extortion
Fraud
Computer Crimes
Counterfeiting
Drug Dealing
Drug Use
Perjury
Tax Evasion
Smuggling
Espionage
Treason
Obstruction of Justice
Police Raid
Police Interrogation
Fingerprints
DNA
Arrest
Police Brutality
Police Academy
Plea Bargain
Trial
Testimony
Opening Statement
Closing Statement
Conviction
Capital Punishment
Miranda Warning

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Post by blueboybob » March 30th, 2020, 10:15 pm

37. Zanjeer (1973)

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