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  • The Lady from Shanghai
  • Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
  • Suspiria
  • Flamingo Road

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  • The Hills Run Red

    ★★★

  • Park Row

    ★★★★

  • She Killed in Ecstasy

    ★★★★

  • A Bay of Blood

    ★★★★★

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  • The Hills Run Red

    The Hills Run Red

    The dubbing almost kills this but the plot about treachery and revenge almost saves it. It's kind of a tossup. Plus Henry Silva plays a leader of an army of thugs working for a sleazy landowner who has a beautiful sister, and Dan Duryea cuts the skin with the tattoo on it off the arm of protagonist Thomas Hunter to show to Nando Gazzolo as the corrupt landowner as proof his only real threat is dead. Pretty good action, saloon scenes, and a cool dance scene.

  • Park Row

    Park Row

    Sam Fuller's hardhitting drama about an upstart paper competing against an established one on New York's Park Row in the 1880s features Gene Evans as the new paper's chief editor against Mary Welch as the established paper's publisher. But it's not totally "against" because, even though one paper is trying everything to shut down the other one, Welch and Evans share a growing mutual attraction. Romantic feelings intermingling with newsprint, ink, vandalism, the story of the Statue of Liberty, and…

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  • The Thing

    The Thing

    ★★★★★

    A crew of scientists and assorted oddballs at a US research station in Antarctica confront an alien monster from space introduced into their midst by a cute Husky being chased from above by a couple of crazed Norwegians in a helicopter trying to shoot and kill it. It's such a deceiving setup. That opening segment is what introduces both the monster and the paranoia the monster's going to provoke as the Americans eventually get a handle on why the Hell…

  • High Noon

    High Noon

    ★★★★★

    For John Wayne to hate it, High Noon must have been a pretty groundbreaking film. It's not only that the "hero" Gary Cooper pleads with the citizens of Hadleyville for "brave" deputies to ostensibly eliminate a potential threat, an ex-convict who the film implies was released from a date with the gallows by "northern" politicians along with three gunmen which include the likes of Lee Van Cleef himself but also Robert J Wilke, but the citizens, in church on Sunday…