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  • Nashville
  • Chinatown
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
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  • Prey

    ★★★★

  • The Rental

    ★★★½

  • Endangered

    ★★★½

  • The Gray Man

    ★★★½

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  • Witchfinder General

    Witchfinder General

    ★★★★½

    Brutal, bleak, bloody, and brilliant.

    If the sight of Vincent Price in period costume leads you to think this is just another campy, '60s drive-in horror pic, you could not be more wrong. There are no pits or pendulums here, no masques of Red Death, no Houses of Usher. In fact, despite the title, there is nothing supernatural in this movie at all. The only horrors present are those of religious fanaticism and sexual sadism.

    Personally, I see the film…

  • The Rocking Horse Winner

    The Rocking Horse Winner

    ★★★★★

    Though relatively unknown today, this is one of THE great British films, worthy of standing alongside those of Lean, Reed, and Hitchcock.

    It starts out innocently enough but grows progressively darker, with chilling touches of obsession, madness, and the supernatural. Where it ends up must have blown audiences away back in 1949 (and is still quite powerful today).

    Terrific performances all around: From Valerie Hobson as the coldly materialistic mother; John Mills as the kindly but complicit handyman; and John…