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  • The Trouble with Harry

    The Trouble with Harry

    ★★★½

    The trouble with Harry is that he keeps distracting me from that beautiful autumn view. Visually this was absolutely beautiful to view, I’d superglue my eyes to the screen if I wasn’t already banned from every Maryland theater for that already. I’m definitely biased towards that technicolor pop but the reds, oranges, and yellows of the woods, the sky, and that absolutely cozy village was a nice treat. The story, while funny throughout, feels less clever the further you get…

  • The Stalking Moon

    The Stalking Moon

    ★★★

    The only thing comfier than Gregory Peck’s coat is that acoustic little folk title jingle sprinkled throughout. The Stalking Moon is either a great juxtaposition of the tranquility and violence of life in the west, or a film that is not entirely sure of what it wants to be. In some ways it feels meditative, with Gregory Pecks character wandering through the hills in the opening and the woodlands later on, in other ways it’s violent, between Peck melee ambushing…

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  • Sweet Smell of Success

    Sweet Smell of Success

    ★★★★½

    New York looks wonderful in the fall, and even better in shiny, silky black and white. This is the film that I feel I have always envisioned the noir genre to be. The nightlife is seemingly never ending, the characters are all swarmy, and they’re all either standing under bright dazzling lights or tucked away in shadows. I had no idea what the story was going to really be about, I walked in the theater really for Tony “Ice Cream…

  • Dark Night of the Scarecrow

    Dark Night of the Scarecrow

    ★★★★

    The scariest part of this film is when Charles Durning lumped all of his breakfast together instead of compartmentalizing it. If there’s a ceiling for the impact of TV films, this is punching a hole through it. Despite expecting a slasher from the release date and cover, and for a film in which a postman is the main villain, this was surprisingly impressive and eerie throughout. The layout is more of a supernaturally tinged mystery thriller, but it is brought…