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  • Body Heat
  • Blade Runner
  • Cabaret
  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

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  • Watch Out

    ★★

  • The Gilded Cage

    ★★½

  • Wings of the Morning

    ★★★

  • The Tell-Tale Heart

    ★★★

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  • The Tell-Tale Heart

    The Tell-Tale Heart

    ★★★

    A relationship between a virginal 40-something librarian with an interest in porn and a Victorian lady who thinks nothing of disrobing in front of an open bedroom window is never going to end well, and such is the case in this low-budget re-imagining of Poe's story. Laurence Payne is very effective in the lead but Adrienne Corri's character is rather unlikeable. Director Ernest Morris makes good use of space and lighting, creating a brooding atmosphere that overcomes the low budget.

  • The Burning Hills

    The Burning Hills

    ★★★

    A brown-faced Natalie Wood throws around words like manana and casa in a bid to convince us she's Mexican in this Warner Bros. Western that the studio tried to pass off as a tale of angst-ridden teens judging by the poster. Tab Hunter plays her romantic interest but he struggles to make the grade. It's a tale of revenge that turns into a manhunt for the man who would be the avenger and it has a few interesting moments but is mostly forgettable.

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  • The Invisible Man Returns

    The Invisible Man Returns

    ★★★

    The Invisible Man Reappears would seem to be a more appropriate title but, as Claude Rains’ character failed to survive past the first movie’s end credits, a new character must relive his ordeal. Step forward a young Vincent Price, whose tones are even more distinctive than his predecessors, and who descends into madness with camp flamboyance. He’s supported by a decent cast that is led by Cedric Hardwicke and Cecil Kellaway, two thorns either side of the rosy Nan Grey,…

  • Hell's House

    Hell's House

    ★★½

    Hell’s House is an independent picture which has the feel of a Warner Brothers product, not only because it stars Warner refugees Bette Davis and Pat O’Brien but because of the crime and prison – or reform school – subject matter. Although Davis and O’Brien headline, it’s the ill-fated Junior Durkin, playing a good kid who ends up in reform school, who has most of the screen time. A pacey and tough drama that stands up well to the second-tier features churned out by the majors.