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  • Diner
  • The Ice Harvest
  • Once Upon a Time in the West
  • Planes, Trains and Automobiles

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  • Mystery Train

    ★★★★

  • Batman: Year One

    ★★½

  • The Long, Hot Summer

    ★★★

  • The Pit and the Pendulum

    ★★★½

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  • The Tinder Swindler

    The Tinder Swindler

    ★★★

    I haven’t seen an ending that disappointing since Rise of Skywalker

  • Umberto D.

    Umberto D.

    ★★★½

    The extent of my love and affection for dogs is such that I barely breathed during the final 15 minutes of this movie while the fate of both Flike and Umberto remained in question. 

    A Hollywood happy ending and what qualifies as an Italian Neo Realist happy ending are vastly different animals, no pun intended. A Hollywood ending is only happy if true love prevails, the leads marry, the co leads make out, the company is saved, the team wins…