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  • The Bad Sleep Well
  • Mulholland Drive
  • The Taking of Pelham One Two Three
  • Blood Simple

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  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    ★★★★½

  • Deathtrap

  • Tremors

    ★★★★

  • The Howling

    ★★★½

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  • Murder at the Vanities

    Murder at the Vanities

    We pre-Code film fans, as a group, really need to stop going ga-ga over any movie with moderately salacious content. The days of having only a couple dozen pre-Codes to fawn over are long gone, and we can afford to bypass films like MURDER AT THE VANITIES, with only tepid naughtiness to balance out the complete ineptitude.

    Sure, MATV is offensive; it's a pre-Code from 1934, it's practically required to be offensive. It's notable, however, for being one of the…

  • A Night in Heaven

    A Night in Heaven

    Somewhere buried underneath this ungodly disaster of a film is the story of a couple of aging hippies struggling to find their place in a culture that no longer has any use for them. Whitney (Robert Logan) is a talented engineer at NASA who just wants to build rockets to explore space, but in the era of Reagan, only the military has any interest in his skills. As goofy as those opening credits look, where Bryan Adams sings "Heaven" as…