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Léon: The Professional (1994)

1994 was a good year for film, both inside and outside the mainstream: Pulp Fiction, Clerks, Heavenly Creatures, Shawshank Redemption, Natural Born Killers, Pricilla Queen of the Desert, Forest Gump, Ed Wood, etc. At this point, the US independent movement that begun in the mid to late 1980s had become successful enough for Hollywood to

Black Books (2004)

Who would have thought that a show about an irate, alcoholic, Irish bookstore owner drinking, smoking, reading, and being terrible to people would be so damn funny? The owner, Bernard Black (Dylan Moran), is a more intelligent (or at least more well-read) UK version of the man-child protagonist which has come to dominate American comedy.

The Odd Couple (1968)

Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon are the reason to watch The Odd Couple; their onscreen chemistry is so strong that it carried the duo through nine movies. They effortlessly slip into their respective parts of the slovenly Oscar and fastidious Felix; while Lemmon has more to do with his role as the funny man, Matthau’s