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  • The Seventh Cross

    The Seventh Cross

    ★★★½

    Weak screenplay, but strong everything else.

  • Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!

    Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!

    ★★★½

    Excellent display of Almodovar’s style at an early stage; not as mature dramatically as the later work, but an enjoyable film with a gorgeous leading man.

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  • Nightfall

    Nightfall

    ★★★½

    Unique story and setting; imperfect plot; late-cycle 50’s atmosphere; nicely shot and directed; Aldo Ray has a strange appeal to him.

  • The Amazing Mr. X

    The Amazing Mr. X

    ★★★½

    Much better the second time around; this is an excellent film - strong performances, really cool story with some big surprises, but the star, of course, is the spectacular cinematography from Alton. Despite being the public domain, maybe some day this will come out on Blu-ray.