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  • The Face of Another

    The Face of Another

    ★★★★½

    A staggering work of existential science fiction, The Face of Another dissects identity with the sure hand of a surgeon. Okuyama (Yojimbo's Tatsuya Nakadai), after being burned and disfigured in an industrial accident and estranged from his family and friends, agrees to his psychiatrist's radical experiment: a face transplant, created from the mold of a stranger. As Okuyama is thus further alienated from the world around him, he finds himself giving in to his darker temptations. With unforgettable imagery, Teshigahara's film explores both the limits and freedom in acquiring a new persona, and questions the notion of individuality itself. ~ Filmstruck

  • This Happy Breed

    This Happy Breed

    ★★★½

    Man I’m gonna miss Filmstruck.

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  • Rosemary's Baby

    Rosemary's Baby

    ★★★★★

    Horrifying and darkly comic, ROSEMARY'S BABY was Roman Polanski's Hollywood debut. This wildly entertaining nightmare, faithfully adapted from Ira Levin's best seller, stars a revelatory Mia Farrow as a young mother-to-be who grows increasingly suspicious that her overfriendly elderly neighbors (played by Sidney Blackmer and an Oscar-winning Ruth Gordon) and self-involved husband (John Cassavetes) are hatching a satanic plot against her and her baby. In the decades of occult cinema that Polanski's ungodly masterpiece has spawned, it has never been outdone for sheer psychological terror. ~ Filmstruck

  • Nostalgia

    Nostalgia

    This all felt like a dream. "Great things end, small things endure." That final scene---Whoa.