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  • Safety Last!
  • The Last Laugh
  • The Passion of Joan of Arc
  • The Scarlet Empress

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  • One Way Street

    ★★½

  • Dragonheart: Vengeance

    ★½

  • Once a Thief

    ★★

  • Odette

    ★★½

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  • One Way Street

    One Way Street

    ★★½

    James Mason and the Fatman in a solid thriller-ish experience which had a lot of flavors but struggled to find its own identity. For the most part a positive view, that only lacked a key moment to elevate it.

  • Dragonheart: Vengeance

    Dragonheart: Vengeance

    ★½

    Adventure film on the cheap. The CGI wasn't bad, and for the most part saved this from being a joke, though, I did enjoy some of the actual jokes in this one, lame as they were. Not that it was a journey that satisfied the itch.

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  • Citizen Kane

    Citizen Kane

    ★★★★★

    I'm sorry. I know it's a cliché, but watching this film along with it's contemporary releases, Citizen Kane (1941) really DOES stick out unlike anything else at the time. The unique performances, lighting/shadows, claustrophobic sets, experimental filming, not to mention the narrative structure, blah, blah blah.... you all know this. Others can tell you a lot more about that.


    The film has received so much praise that there is almost a backlash to it. I think people seeking it out…

  • The Lady Vanishes

    The Lady Vanishes

    ★★★★

    "Cricket, sir. Cricket!"


    This is one of the funnier Alfred Hitchcock films and up there with The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934) and The 39 Steps (1935) as Hitchcock's best British work of the 30s. The pacing so different. Taking it's time for a seemingly irrelevant opening portion other then to get to know some of the people and get entertained with slapstick and naughtiness before the suspense elements slowly starts taking over when the train start rolling. And…