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  • The Lady from Shanghai
  • Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
  • Suspiria
  • Flamingo Road

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  • Puppet Master

    ★★★★

  • Hit and Run

    ★★★½

  • Shane

    ★★★★★

  • The Shootist

    ★★★★★

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  • Puppet Master

    Puppet Master

    The world of Puppetmaster is very strange. It needs one part about a method to bring inanimate objects to life so the other part about a puppetmaster directing his puppets with no strings attached btw, to kill a group of paranormal specialists in (get this) a hotel on a bluff looking out over the Pacific Ocean that's just really nothing more than a computer generated image. That just seems so far out. I love the effort they go to in…

  • Hit and Run

    Hit and Run

    Relationships in film noir sort of hinge on a mix of opportunism and lust. The woman in the center of Hit and Run marries an older man who owns a garage, a junkyard, and a few properties, so he's more in the range of comfortable than wealthy while she worked in the local night club. What ever happened to these places anyway? When they all sit down at a table in the club, it's Hugo Haas, Cleo Moore, and Vince…

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  • The Thing

    The Thing

    ★★★★★

    A crew of scientists and assorted oddballs at a US research station in Antarctica confront an alien monster from space introduced into their midst by a cute Husky being chased from above by a couple of crazed Norwegians in a helicopter trying to shoot and kill it. It's such a deceiving setup. That opening segment is what introduces both the monster and the paranoia the monster's going to provoke as the Americans eventually get a handle on why the Hell…

  • High Noon

    High Noon

    ★★★★★

    For John Wayne to hate it, High Noon must have been a pretty groundbreaking film. It's not only that the "hero" Gary Cooper pleads with the citizens of Hadleyville for "brave" deputies to ostensibly eliminate a potential threat, an ex-convict who the film implies was released from a date with the gallows by "northern" politicians along with three gunmen which include the likes of Lee Van Cleef himself but also Robert J Wilke, but the citizens, in church on Sunday…