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  • Ali: Fear Eats the Soul
  • Alice, Sweet Alice
  • All That Heaven Allows
  • Avanti!

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  • The Fallen Sparrow

    ★★★½

  • The House on Telegraph Hill

    ★★★★

  • Eat My Makeup!

  • The Dark Corner

    ★★★★

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  • The Fallen Sparrow

    The Fallen Sparrow

    ★★★½

    I didn't recall having seen this, but the motif of the haunted shuffling sound rang a bell. Standard studio era fare, but Garfield, O'Hara, and Slezak keep it interesting.

  • The House on Telegraph Hill

    The House on Telegraph Hill

    ★★★★

    Enough various up my alley elements nudge my rating up a bit. The location, the gothic old house and paranoid woman thriller elements, an identity swap, the specter of genocide, Cortese and Baseheart, Robert Wise's direction. A very interesting little thriller.

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  • The Court Jester

    The Court Jester

    ★★★★

    A perfectly silly Robin Hood-esque parody; with silly wordplay, silly songs, silly sight gags, and lot's of colorfully costumed little people. Danny Kaye is delightful and charming, Glynis Johns makes my knees wobble, and it's mid-50's Technicolor is gorgeous. Delightful family fun.

  • Invasion of the Body Snatchers

    Invasion of the Body Snatchers

    ★★★★

    Nancy: "Why do we always expect metal ships?"
    Jack: "I've never expected metal ships"

    The original Invasion of the Body Snatchers came out two years before I was born, and was one of the earliest horror / science fiction films I remember seeing. It was in regular rotation on late-night Creature Feature TV, and I probably saw it at least a half-dozen times by the time I saw Philip Kaufman's remake in 1978. Aside from a couple of key scenes,…