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  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Jaws
  • The Shining
  • The Long Goodbye

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  • Apollo 8: Leaving the Cradle

  • Apollo 7: Shakedown Cruise

  • Body Double

    ★★½

  • Body Heat

    ★★★★

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  • The American Friend

    The American Friend

    ★★★★

    Germany in the 70s on film, like New York City, holds a certain decrepit charm for me. Although its economy was booming there is still a grayish, dull hue. The skies seem always overcast, the ground slick with mist and rain and there's the sense of a very long post-war hangover. You'll occasionally see a very old medieval or Gothic building next to an empty lot where rubble has been removed next to brutalist architecture. Wim Wenders captures the port…

  • Night of the Demon

    Night of the Demon

    ★★★★

    In ancient times,
    Hundreds of years before the dawn of history
    Lived a strange race of people...the Druids

    No one knows who they were, or, what they was doin'
    But their legacy remains
    Hewn...into the living rock,
    of Stone'enge!

    “Stonehenge” (Tuffnell, St. Hubbins) *

    “Maybe it's better not to know.”

    Or more correctly, better not to see. The creature that is. Night Of The Demon aka Curse Of The Demon has so much talent involved. The great noir director Jacques…

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  • Body Double

    Body Double

    ★★½

    Weak tea from De Palma, despite all the raunch. In fact, the raunch feels like the lame yearnings of a newly divorced horny middle-aged dad. The casting of Craig Wasson, Gregg Henry (who by the way...well I don't want to spoil it but it didn't take much to notice the make-up) and 1970 Miss USA winner Deborah Shelton as patsy, cad and victim really short changes any chance Body Double has to draw you into its mystery or take its…

  • Graveyard Shift

    Graveyard Shift

    ★★★

    Having just got back from a trip to Maine, Stephen King's Graveyard Shift hit the spot, watched from a VHS bought from a great Portland record store- Strange Maine. One of the few King adaptations set AND filmed in Maine, it has a lot of integrity for a dumb, schlocky movie about killer rats. It's also filmed in real textile mills, one shuttered and one that was working at the time. It's great on atmosphere and local flavor, has Brad…

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