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  • Rear Window
  • The Kingdom
  • Aliens
  • The Goonies

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  • Scanners

    ★★★★

  • Raising Arizona

    ★★★★½

  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

    ★★★★★

  • Groundhog Day

    ★★★★½

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  • Flaming Star

    Flaming Star

    ★★★½

    Flaming Star still holds up as a taut little western, thanks to Don Siegel's direction and the way it brutally dives headfirst into the subject of intolerance and bigotry. Elvis' acting performance might be his greatest, his brooding appearance a perfect match for the story. One really feels like there is a lot of suppressed anger boiling underneath the surface of his tragic mixed-blood character.

    Flaming Star is a constant reminder of what a shame it is that Presley didn't…

  • The Hidden Room

    The Hidden Room

    ★★★★½

    Oh wow, this noir thriller has such a bonkers, wicked plot that it's almost unbelievable to think someone went and made it over 70 years ago. I'm not a fan of updating old movies, but this one is so original that it's screaming for a remake. Even if a modern version would lack the amazing direction of Edward Dmytryk or the lovely casting of Naunton Wayne (1901-1970) as a Scotland Yard detective.

    No big surprise that the author of this little screen miracle, Alec Coppel, would later be involved in writing two films for Alfred Hitchcock, one of them being Vertigo.

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  • The Hunt

    The Hunt

    A provocative powerhouse drama, and the final evidence that Danish writer/director Thomas Vinterberg is back in form.

    In THE HUNT Mads Mikkelsen plays a kindergarten teacher who is wrongfully accused of sexually molesting a child. As seen in several real life cases, things quickly escalate out of control. The idea that someone abused a child can bring out the worst in us. Here we're helplessly trapped on the side of the accused, and all we can do is watch as…

  • Badlands

    Badlands

    Even if you're not a big Terrence Malick-fan, there's no denying that this, his first feature, is a beautiful and at times quite unsettling piece of Americana.

    The filmmaker has been accused of getting lost in his imagery, in the composition of pictures and sound, instead of focusing on story, which in my opinion should always be the backbone of any great narrative film. Brad Pitt loves the man, and described the filmmaker as "an underwater diver who's waiting for…