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  • The Godfather
  • Modern Times
  • Singin' in the Rain
  • The 400 Blows

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  • On Dangerous Ground

    ★★★★

  • Gosford Park

    ★★★★½

  • The Valet

    ★★½

  • Elvis and Me

    ★★★

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  • A Kind of Loving

    A Kind of Loving

    ★★★★

    I would describe today's new-to-me British New Waver as a John Schlesinger directed kitchen sink drama spin on SPLENDOR IN THE GRASS (1961). Similarly focused on societal sexual hangups and characters who confuse young lust with love, however, <whispers>, Wood & Beatty aside, I actually like this film - A KIND OF LOVING (1962) - even better than GRASS. Featuring a truly great performance by Alan Bates as a sexually frustrated, selfish young man who is too motivated & confused by his…

  • A Taste of Honey

    A Taste of Honey

    ★★★★

    A rare female-centric British New Wave movie from the era epitomized by the "angry young man," yesterday's excellent new-to-me Criterion Channel Kitchen Sink Drama was Tony Richardson's A TASTE OF HONEY, which also wove in matters of race & homosexuality. Highly recommended.

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