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  • Viva Las Vegas
  • A Hard Day's Night
  • The Witch
  • The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

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  • The Lighthouse

    ★★★★

  • The Devil Is Driving

    ★★★½

  • Japanese Girls at the Harbor

    ★★★½

  • Lone Star

    ★★½

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  • The Lighthouse

    The Lighthouse

    ★★★★

    Went down much easier the second time. Not quite as good as The Witch (one of my fave films of the century thus far) but clearly the work of a new genius on the scene. The B&W photography is jaw-droppingly gorgeous, Dafoe’s performance is an all-timer (and fun as hell). Definitely one of the better horror films of the decade.

  • The Devil Is Driving

    The Devil Is Driving

    ★★★½

    Really pretty exciting for a precode, there were a lot of really well executed driving sequences. Dickie Moore was cloying as hell, but it’s always nice to see Wynne Gibson. I thought the plot was pretty clever, and I wasn’t bored for the entire hour. Pretty good flick.

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  • Dark Intruder

    Dark Intruder

    ★★★½

    So let me get this straight. This was supposed to be a TV show? We might have had a show with Leslie Nielsen as a womanizing dandy, working as an occult detective in 1890 San Francisco, investigating Cthulhu mysteries? And the network passed on the pilot???

    It’s hard to watch this knowing what might have been... it’s pretty short for a feature but would have been a terrific pilot for the show (which they intended to call The Black Cloak). The…

  • Moon Over Miami

    Moon Over Miami

    ★★★★

    A fantastic musical I’ve seen a few times now… probably Betty Grable’s best film. There’s a whole lot of great dance numbers and the songs are terrific. Don Ameche seems unusually invested in his performance as one of Grable’s suitors… he’s always great but this is really one of his best movies.

    Grable, her sister (Carole Landis) and her aunt Charlotte Greenwood work at this burger stand in Texas. Betty inherits a few bucks and the three of them move…