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  • Stand by Me
  • Dazed and Confused
  • Wings of Desire
  • The Third Man

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  • The Round-Up

    ★★★★

  • The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog

    ★★★½

  • The Wizard of Oz

    ★★★★

  • The Pirate

    ★★★½

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  • The Round-Up

    The Round-Up

    ★★★★

    Chilling.

  • The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog

    The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog

    ★★★½

    Not sure Hitch quite nails the ending .... which is all I'll say about it so as to avoid spoilers.

    This is a fine piece of work, where Hitchcock displays the directorial mastery and flair for suspense that will become his trademark.

    There are a number of jaw-dropping moments, and it's tough to pick a favorite. The image of the lodger, caught on a fence, hanging by handcuffs as an angry mob descends, is a candidate. But so is a door, opening into the London fog.

    Very impressive.

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  • Elippathayam

    Elippathayam

    ★★★½

    Man, I can't remember the last time I loathed a movie character as much as Unni, the pathetic patriarch who relies on his long-suffering sisters to do everything for him.

    The film is incisive, well-observed and devastating, if a little on the nose at times. It's absorbing, but can be difficult to enjoy. A claustrophobic viewing experience, that's for sure.

  • He Who Gets Slapped

    He Who Gets Slapped

    ★★★★

    Revenge is a dish best served by an angry clown.