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  • The Spiral Staircase

    The Spiral Staircase


    I've been holding on this title for so long. I thought it was time to watch it after so many recommendations. It is indeed a great whodunnit that sets itself apart from the countless 40s boring film noir. A little predictable, that is for sure, but it benefits from a pleasing american gothic aesthetic, superior directing from Robert Siodmak, lots of suspense and great acting from the main cast. All of this doesn't warrant it a 2nd viewing, but it were quite pleasant 80 minutes.

  • The 39 Steps

    The 39 Steps


    One of my favorites from Hitchcock's British era. This was my 3rd (or 4th?) time watching it and 83 years after its release, it still holds as an amazing mystery-murder full of suspense, beating the crap out of modern so-called thrillers. Robert Donat was amazing in everything he did.

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  • That Darn Cat

    That Darn Cat


    I don't understand all the hate towards this film. It was quite funny all along, specially the final sequence with the car chasing. This is not a masterpiece, that's for sure, but we can't complain of 85 minutes of pure entertainment.

  • Dark Habits

    Dark Habits


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    #31 Wild Card: Players Pick
    This is one of my favorites from his entire filmography. I have yet to watch a few more titles, but so far, this is the kind of Almodovar that I like. Transgressive, wild and over-the-top. In fact, his 80s movies are more right up my alley than his future serious-award-bait-movies in the late 90s/early 2000s. Nuns doing drugs, writing trashy pulp novels, with lesbian crushes on cabaret singers, with a full grown tiger as a pet. What's not to like?!