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  • The Wages of Fear 1953

    ★★★★★ Watched 01 Dec, 2014

    A masterpiece of suspense cinema and an all-time classic for sure. Not a second of the 148 minute running time is wasted, as tension builds skillfully right up to the dramatic conclusion. I could watch this one over and over.

  • What If 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 30 Nov, 2014

    This is a charming romantic comedy that proves Daniel Radcliffe should have a nice career post-Harry Potter. The supporting cast adds just the right amount of quirk without being too pretentious. "What If" falls under the pleasant surprise category.

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  • The Pianist 2002

    ★★★★★ Added

    As a child, Roman Polanski roamed the streets of Poland during the Holocaust. He survived when his father pushed him through a barbed wire fence. His mother died, and he has said the only thing that will bring closure to that pain is his own death. It is for these reasons that The Pianist is one of the most personal films ever made. It is another in a long line of Holocaust films, but it finds a new way to…

  • The Shining 1980

    ★★★★½ Added

    Of all the horror films to come out in the last 20 or so years, they all pale in comparison to Stanley Kubrick’s “The Shining.” So cleverly and intricately crafted, this film takes us on a journey that is still frightening after all these years. I have seen this movie about a dozen times, but it had been over a year since my last viewing. Thankfully, I was lucky enough to catch a special screening on Halloween night, and was…