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  • The Big Heat

    The Big Heat

    ★★★★½

    Glenn Ford is an avenging angel in one of Fritz Lang’s final masterpieces. Ford is an honest cop in a town full of corruption on both sides of the law. Tossing his badge on the PC’s desk, Ford does the Clint Eastwood thing by taking on the bad boys on his own and in his own way. Lee Marvin is on board as a sadistic hood and Gloria Grahame is his only in it for the money dame. There’s a…

  • A Star Is Born

    A Star Is Born

    ★★★★½

    A modern day remake of an old classic, and I don’t mean the Streisand/Kristofferson debacle, that hits just about all the right notes. I am a sucker for movies and books about creative types and this film fits the bill. Cooper made a Impressive directorial debut as did Lady Gaga in the acting category.

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  • Lady on a Train

    Lady on a Train

    ★★★½

    Light comic mystery with musical star Deanna Durbin in a rare stretch outside her usual genre. The filmmakers do manage to squeeze in a few songs. Overall, it's entertaining with a good cast that includes Dan Duryea, Ralph Bellamy, Edward Everett Horton and Elizabeth Patterson.

  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

    Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

    ★★★★★

    Brilliant satire from Stanley Kubrick with superb performances from Peter Sellers.