Underrated Movie #321 ~ A Walk Among the Tombstones

A Walk Among the Tombstones
Don’t be turned away because of Liam Neeson’s streak of bad action movies… this isn’t one of those. This is rated 6.6 on imDb, which means that people have missed the boat here. This is a bullseye! Hired by a heroin dealer to hunt down his wife’s killers, private eye Matt Scudder dives into New York City’s seamy underworld, where his search turns into a lethal cat-and-mouse game with two vicious psychopaths targeting drug traffickers’ families. (Netflix) My Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars.
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Underrated Movie #295 ~ The Last Seduction

The Last Seduction
In a twisted plot, femme fatale Bridget (Linda Fiorentino), a savvy hustler, swindles her husband out of $700,000 in drug money and then runs off to find a new patsy (Peter Berg) who’ll help cover her tracks. (Netflix) Also starring Bill Pullman, Dean Norris, and J.T. Walsh. My Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars.
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Underrated Movie #267 ~ Twilight

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Harry Ross (Paul Newman) is a Hollywood private eye who’s living out his golden years in the house of two fading movie stars — Catherine (Susan Sarandon) and Jack Ames (Gene Hackman). But his life gets complicated when he uncovers clues to a long-unsolved murder in this smart and stylish mystery from Robert Benton. The all-star cast includes Reese Witherspoon, Stockard Channing, James Garner and Liev Schreiber. (Netflix) My Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars. Internet Movie Database

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Underrated Movie #147 ~ Kill Me Again

Kill Me Again

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Joanne Whalley-Kilmer at her vampiest is Fay Forrester, who tries to break free from her mob connections by faking her own death. Her pawn in this plan is private eye Jack Andrews (then-husband Val Kilmer), who has little idea how he’s about to get “played.” The Nevada desert is the setting for this steamy film noir that marks the feature debut of director John Dahl (Underrated Movie #19 Red Rock West, The Last Seduction). (Netflix) My Rating: 4.5 out of 5. Internet Movie Database

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Underrated Movie #106 ~ Thief

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A professional safecracker, who specializes in high-profile diamond heists, plans to use his ill-gotten income for a nice retirement. But when he signs on with a top gangster and then tries to quit, the mob comes after the thief and his girlfriend. (Netflix) My Rating: 4 out of 5. Internet Movie Database

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Underrated Movie #102 ~ The Killing

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Before settling down to a respectable life, career criminal Johnny Clay teams with a group of pitiful two-bit crooks to pull off one final, elaborate heist at a racetrack in this classic noir thriller directed by Stanley Kubrick. (Netflix) My Ratings: 4.5 out of 5. Internet Movie Database

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Underrated Movie #74 ~ Shattered

Shattered

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A horrific car accident destroys the face and memory of Dan Merrick (Tom Berenger), while his beautiful wife (Greta Scacchi) remains unharmed. Although plastic surgeons repair the physical damage, Dan remembers nothing about his life before the accident. With time, however, Dan begins to realize his wife is trying to hide something from him. But what? It’s a tangled web of deception and intrigue he’s determined to solve… (Netflix) Internet Movie Database

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Underrated Movie #66 ~ Sweet Smell of Success

Sweet Smell of Success

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Walter Winchell-style columnist J.J. Hunsecker (Burt Lancaster) uses his power to steamroll both friends and enemies. Fawning press agent Sidney Falco (Tony Curtis), desperate to promote his client in Hunsecker’s column, pesters Hunsecker until he’s finally drawn into the columnist’s devious plan to ruin a jazz guitarist who’s angered Hunsecker by daring to date his sister. No one is left unscathed in this sinister tale of greed and corruption. (Netflix) Internet Movie Database

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Underrated Movie #19 ~ Red Rock West

Red Rock West

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Nicolas Cage stars in this noir thriller as Michael Williams, a drifter who lands a job when a bartender, Wayne (J.T. Walsh), mistakes him for “Lyle from Dallas.” But the gig isn’t Michael’s usual line of work: Wayne wants his wife, Suzanne (Lara Flynn Boyle), killed. When Suzanne serves up an appealing counteroffer, Michael’s little white lie spirals out of control — and then, the real Lyle from Dallas (Dennis Hopper) strolls into town. (Netflix) Internet Movie Database

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