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  • The Heiress
  • Waterloo Bridge
  • The Scarlet Empress
  • Anatomy of a Murder

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  • Three the Hard Way

    ★★★½

  • Original Gangstas

    ★★★

  • Jurassic Park

    ★★★★★

  • History Is Made at Night

    ★★★★½

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  • Zero Hour!

    Zero Hour!

    ★★★

    Honestly, if you ignore the fact that Zero Hour! was remade as Airplane! the movie isn't that bad. It's difficult to review this because, well, there is a lot of dialogue that is the exact same as Airplane!. I couldn't help but laugh pretty hard when Sterling Hayden said, "Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit smoking." It's difficult to take a movie seriously when the comedic version keeps so much of the original script.

    Ultimately though, if you compare this to the Airport franchise (or the TV remake of this), Zero Hour! seems like the best movie of all time.

  • Moontide

    Moontide

    ★★★★

    I am well aware that Moontide has a lot of issues, and I kept thinking about these issues during and after watching. However, there's something about this movie I just really loved. Maybe it's because Ida Lupino and Jean Gabin were so great together--both playing lost and lonely people (a trope I love a lot!)--or maybe it's something I need to analyze more. Lupino in particular gives such an amazing performance that I am really motivated to seek out her…

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  • Paris When It Sizzles

    Paris When It Sizzles

    ★★★★

    The letterboxd rating for Paris When It Sizzles is criminally low. This is such a silly movie mocking other movies and I love it so much.

    William Holden and Audrey Hepburn are absolutely amazing together in this and carry the film very well. Holden plays screenwriter Richard Benson who procrastinated writing his screenplay for weeks so he hires secretary Gabrielle Simpson, played by Hepburn, to help.

    Every time Richard described a character that looked just like a certain celebrity I…

  • Leave Her to Heaven

    Leave Her to Heaven

    ★★★★

    I love 1940s style so much and I feel so blessed with all of Gene Tierney's looks throughout this movie. I have sunglasses that look similar to hers and I plan on dressing like her in the springtime.

    Leave Her to Heaven is a really entertaining film. From the beginning, we sense that something is wrong with Tierney's Ellen and the whole movie is constantly showing exactly what makes Ellen so bad. At certain points I got so charmed by…