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  • The Monster Walks

    The Monster Walks

    If movies could smell this would smell like my grandmothers dusty garage which basically contained only old copies of time life and werthers originals. There’s really not all that much to say about this one, considering that really nothing happens at all. It starts of decently with the old dark house atmosphere (even if the thunder is just a bass drum) and the house itself is kinda cool, but I would say 80% of this movie is just people standing…

  • Bob le Flambeur

    Bob le Flambeur

    ★★★½

    Finally, a character with a sleep schedule as equally as fucked as my own! Bob the gambler spends each night in the glitzy nightlife of Paris partaking in his favorite activity of gambling, before mosying on home at the quaint hour of 5am to go sleep, unless he stops by a casino first. This all comes crashing however, after he gets a little too overconfident on a bet. The second black and white Melville film I’ve seen, he captures the…

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  • Black Christmas

    Black Christmas

    ★★★★★

    Bob Clark pulls from the early horror successes and later comedy hits to let you know one thing: Felatio, it’s a new exchange. There’s always a dry, maybe absurd sense of humor in his films, even other horror efforts like Children Shouldn’t Play With Dead Things, but this would have to be easily the most jarring. Maybe it’s even more disturbing because of how normal and goofy things feel one moment, with drunken college kids and cursing Santa Claus, giving…

  • 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…