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  • Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
  • Breakfast at Tiffany's
  • Videodrome
  • Fight Club

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  • Night Tide

    ★★★★

  • The Boogie Man Will Get You

    ★★★★

  • Adventure in Telezonia

    ★★★½

  • Wot a Night

    ★★★

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  • Night Tide

    Night Tide

    ★★★★

    Lyrical fable that plays like Cassavettes meets Carnival of Souls. The beautiful tragic Mora is the standout here and her relationship with wide-eyed innocent (and maybe a little slow) Johnny ( played amazingly effectively by famous wild man Dennis Hopper). Shot like a noir on the crumbling Santa Monica pier carnival and sideshow, Harrington gets the most out of a low budget. Watched on Dr. Gangrene’s Cinetarium, I regret sleeping on this one up to now. A true underrated gem.

  • The Boogie Man Will Get You

    The Boogie Man Will Get You

    ★★★★

    Fast paced clever little comedy thriller. Karloff and Lorre seem to be having a good time and all the wacky characters keep things moving.

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  • The Haunting of Rosalind

    The Haunting of Rosalind

    ★★★½

    Definite "Dark Shadows" vibe from this gothic melodrama TV movie (part of the fabled ABC Wide World of Mystery (may eps are still lost). It's Henry James so you get ghosts that may be real or may be hysteria. The camera loves young Sarandon but the rest of the cast is pretty good too. Watched on the UCLA film archive live stream mainly for the amazing Amanda Reyes followup discussion.

  • The Tragedy of Macbeth

    The Tragedy of Macbeth

    ★★

    A perhaps too reverential adaptation of the play. Everyone delivers their lines with precision but with a bit too little nuance or emotion behind them. I can only assume the choice of B&W and minimalist stage bound sets was a nod to Welles version but the depth and lighting of classic black and white was missing and was more a flat filmic look that was just drained of color.