You get the feeling that Ruben Fleischer would have been happy to make an homage to the gangster movies of the 1940s (filtered through both a 1970s and a 21st-century perspective) when he was making Gangster Squad.
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I have always wanted to make a gangster movie. However like all genres, they need to be somehow reinvented, made fresh again.
Crime has not just been good to the criminals; it's been awfully good to Hollywood as well.
When economic times get tough, movies inevitably take a turn to the "feel good" variety. You go in feeling bad; you come out feeling better. At least, that's the theory.
What follows are my favorite under-exposed Bogie picks. I'm consciously omitting what are arguably his most famous "landmark" films.
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