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  • Safety Last!
  • The Last Laugh
  • The Passion of Joan of Arc
  • The Scarlet Empress

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  • Sonora Stagecoach

    ★½

  • Mojave Firebrand

    ★★

  • The Texas Marshal

  • Sunset in Wyoming

    ★★

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  • Sonora Stagecoach

    Sonora Stagecoach

    ★½

    The last official Trail Blazers western, though the partnership would continue a few more pictures, just not part of this series. Hoot Gibson & Bob Steele along with Chief Thundercloud ride along tackling bad men, as you would expect from nearly every western, and as with nearly all poverty row western, it's the same poor production values and lack of original vision which makes it blend in with hundreds of other movies like it. Sure, had some personalty, especially since being veterans at this game, but it's not like you can teach an old dog new tricks, and that's certainly the problem here.

  • Mojave Firebrand

    Mojave Firebrand

    ★★

    "Wild" Bill Elliott and George 'Gabby' Hayes trying to clear up trouble in silver town. Routine as far as western action goes, but awesome as far as Gabby goes. He even danced! Yes, I'm easily entertained when it comes to Hayes...

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  • Citizen Kane

    Citizen Kane

    ★★★★★

    I'm sorry. I know it's a cliché, but watching this film along with it's contemporary releases, Citizen Kane (1941) really DOES stick out unlike anything else at the time. The unique performances, lighting/shadows, claustrophobic sets, experimental filming, not to mention the narrative structure, blah, blah blah.... you all know this. Others can tell you a lot more about that.


    The film has received so much praise that there is almost a backlash to it. I think people seeking it out…

  • The Lady Vanishes

    The Lady Vanishes

    ★★★★

    "Cricket, sir. Cricket!"


    This is one of the funnier Alfred Hitchcock films and up there with The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934) and The 39 Steps (1935) as Hitchcock's best British work of the 30s. The pacing so different. Taking it's time for a seemingly irrelevant opening portion other then to get to know some of the people and get entertained with slapstick and naughtiness before the suspense elements slowly starts taking over when the train start rolling. And…