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  • Wichita



    Wild West Summer 2018
    13. Watch a Western with the name of a town, city or state in the title.

    Although it's a bit bland, a bit tame, especially the first two thirds, and Joel McCrea is too old for his role, it is still an enjoyable film, and it looks beautiful. You are in safe hands with Tourneur.

  • Steamboat Bill, Jr.

    Steamboat Bill, Jr.


    I've been meaning to rewatch this for a while and seeing as it's Buster Keaton Day in LA I thought now was as good a time as any.
    I really need to rewatch films more often. I love watching films so much I have a tendency to gorge myself on things I've never seen before, but I know it is so important to revisit things. You notice new things, gain a fresh perspective, or can just wallow in favourite scenes,…

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  • In a Lonely Place

    In a Lonely Place


    Still perfect, still gorgeous and devastating. Gloria Grahame is exquisite and Bogart is at the top of his game.

    I first saw it about a year ago; watching it the second time around I was able to really luxuriate in every moment. And I was lucky enough to catch it on the big screen: magic.

  • On Dangerous Ground

    On Dangerous Ground


    I knew I was going to love this right from the start. Sometimes I just get that feeling; everything seems right.
    This is a film of two parts, the first being an excellent study of the dark heart of the city. It's a beautiful start, like a textbook of noir, with some great dialogue too. It shows Robert Ryan's character struggling with loneliness, rage, and rank cynicism, drowning in the darker side of human nature that he comes into contact…