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- modern-ish (80s+)
- no foreign language muck.
- under 2 hours (i'm a busy man).
thanks in advance.
that's good fun.
I imagine you'll hate it though.
The Last Seduction
I fucking hate Sean Penn, but I really enjoyed this.
but I was really underwhelmed by Mystic River. It wasn't that it was bad, but it seemed to me that you could watch pretty much any feature-length episode of Taggart or Midsomer Murders or Frost or Dalziel & Pascoe or basically anything on ITV3 and it wouldn't be too dissimilar. And believe me, I spend my life watching those things. I think the Americans must just not have good crime drama and think that just because something's marginally better scripted than CSI that it deserves an Oscar.
Something self-consciously "grittier" than that. Or just less like Midsomer. Morse, maybe.
Justified = best TV show ever. (So far)
but ultimately slow.
We use one villian to cut the arm off another villian with a hatchet...which anyone can see is awesome. :)
I've been meaning to get that Robbie fat-dude series. I saw one episode and it was pretty great. Help?
Covers all yr bases.
Boston bank robber thriller with Ben Affleck, Rebecca Hall, John Hamm, Jeremy Renner as a total psycho and Pete Postlethwaite in I think his last role. It's excellent. Really.
I enjoyed Shallow Grave when it was on the other night.
the talented mr ripley
both slightly over 2 hours and a bit gay though
It's about the CIA
something under 90 minutes especially.
I reckon you might really hate it, but at 80 minutes there's no reason not to watch it.
but if not, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang is a short-ish crime thriller/black comedy. Absolutely love this film. Complete bomb when it was released I think, but much better than anything heavily featuring Val Kilmer has any right to be
Fast-forward through the opening and closing credits and it'll be 90 minutes long.
Lovely gritty little three-hander. Eddie Marsen is particularly brilliant in it. You'll have to put up with the sight of Gemma Arterton's breasts - but it's worth it.
Jennifer Lawrence trying to find her father who happens to be a meth-chef. A lot of wandering around snow covered woodland and coming up against various family members. John Hawkes is her uncle. Grim but very good.
You can watch it then get on with your day
Is an excellent mystery flick.