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  • Out of the Past
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  • Le Samouraï
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  • Edgar Allan Poe's Buried Alive

    ★★★½

  • The Tingler

    ★★★★★

  • Smile

    ★★★★

  • Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country

    ★★★★★

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  • Edgar Allan Poe's Buried Alive

    Edgar Allan Poe's Buried Alive

    ★★★½

    Janet, a young teacher played by Karen Lorre, arrives at Ravenscroft Hall, a rural reform school for troubled girls, to work for the renowned headmaster psychiatrist, played by Robert Vaughn, and his innovative rehabilitation program for the students. She will soon find out that nobody actually gets better at this institution. Terrifying secrets are hidden behind the sealed brick walls down in the basement.

    The 1989 horror feature, Buried Alive, filmed in South Africa during the apartheid era and directed…

  • The Tingler

    The Tingler

    ★★★★★

    Dr. Warren Chapin, a pathologist played by Vincent Price, has discovered the secret to the tingling sensation that humans feel in their spines while experiencing extreme fear. By performing autopsies on unfortunate souls who succumb to being scared to death, he has isolated the “tingler”, a ghastly insect-like parasite that materializes during moments of distress to attach itself to one's spinal cord. When a tingler specimen escapes from captivity and makes its way into a crowded movie theater, the audience…

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  • Suspiria

    Suspiria

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    After leaving her Ohio home and her Mennonite family, Susie, played by Dakota Johnson (Fifty Shades of Grey), travels overseas to West Berlin in 1977 for admission to the Markos Dance Academy, a prestigious school governed by a group of matrons, including Madame Blanc, a stern instructor played by Tilda Swinton (Doctor Strange). Meanwhile, an elderly male therapist, also portrayed by Swinton in heavy prosthetic makeup, grows increasingly suspicious while investigating the disappearance of one of the school's former dance…

  • Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    ★★★★★

    In 1969, the landscape of Los Angeles is changing. The golden age of Hollywood is in the rear view mirror, as earnestly charismatic icons of cinema are ushered out in favor of complex antihero characters in increasingly cynical stories. The idealistic hippie dreams of peace and love are being corrupted with shady undercurrents. Through it all, however, traces of classic glamour, starstruck wonder, and ambitious hopes can still be glimpsed through the tendrils of cigarette smoke.

    Years after his heyday…