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  • Born to Kill

    Born to Kill

    ★★★

    Starlet Alert: Martha Hyer as Maid

  • The Glass Key

    The Glass Key

    ★★★

    Starlet Alert: Frances Gifford as Nurse

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  • Modern Times

    Modern Times

    ★★★½

    Film School Dropouts - Week 2

    A few notes on the film. Why is everyone so dirty in the spotlessly clean factory? And why isn't that guy wearing a shirt? I also notice that Chaplin went to the Metropolis school of factory design, where levers and knobs cover everything, and make no sense.

    Paulette Goddard is absolutely adorable and steals the show here. I want to see more of her now.

    I never realized Career Opportunities is an homage to the night watchman portion of this film, but that's what I get for being relatively ignorant of cinema until recently.

  • Ben-Hur

    Ben-Hur

    ★★★

    Film School Dropouts - Week 17

    Ok, so I'm starting really late on this challenge, and I'm new to actually writing reviews, so this should interesting.

    With that being said, I sure didn't go easy on myself by starting out with this almost 4 hour epic. And epic it is, huge sets, seas of extras, costumes and of course, the chariot race. However, it is also flawed, with scenes dragging on too long, cheesy acting, the almost pointless romance, and…