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  • Grand Hotel
  • The Boxer from Shantung
  • Catherine & Co.
  • Sparrow

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  • The Good Fairy

  • Hand of Death

    ★★★

  • Duel of the Iron Fist

    ★★★★

  • Return of the Fly

    ★★★

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  • Kaleidoscope

    Kaleidoscope

    ★★★

    Pretty dire pseudo-Swinging 60s caper com. Strange to see Beatty in a film like this. I'm assuming this was all part of a deal to get Bonnie and Clyde made the following year. Susannah York is here as well and it only just now clicked how much I like Susannah York! She's in a few of my favorite films so I'm not sure what my probelm was.

    The film itself is one of those light, continental thrillers made in the…

  • The Keyhole

    The Keyhole

    ★★★

    This is a stylish bit of pre-code glam so it's too bad I didn't give a damn about the A-plot romance. The Glenda Farrell/Alan Jenkins sublot was more my speed. Kay Francis + Orry-Kelly fashion is always a treat though and that ending is bananas!!

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  • The Dark Half

    The Dark Half

    ★★★

    Trying to fill in the gaps in my masters of horror watchlist. This title is one I've halfheartedly meant to get to for a couple decades. I love Romero, I like King but this...I dunno...maybe it was the Timothy Hutton factor? I don't hate the guy but I always got an "entitled customer at Starbucks" vibe from him. He does an ok job here playing *spoiler* twins(sorta). There is the bougie 'less-charming Kevin Kline' serious author character and then there…

  • The Black Cat

    The Black Cat

    ★★★½

    Starts out as a moderately enjoyable Suspiria fan film-- lots of color, goop and grue, some wink-wink meta commentary, use of the Goblin theme AND some choice metal cues. It was ok and I had resigned myself to smiling politely through its runtime BUT THEN the third act turns into a trippy cosmic showdown by way of laser light spookshow freak out and I was over the moon! 5 stars for that.