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  • To Catch a Thief

    To Catch a Thief

    ★★★½

    To Catch a Thief should have been called Hitchcock Takes a Holiday.

  • Gleaming the Cube

    Gleaming the Cube

    ★★½

    When adrenaline chasing Ollies and McTwists are not enough that you take it upon yourself to solve your brothers murder, facilitates a baffling though entertaining genre bending teen skateboard action meets political thriller. 🛹🧊

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  • The Apartment

    The Apartment

    ★★★★

    When you separate the misogyny of the time that is not right then and not right now, you can enjoy Wilder’s light-hearted wit as he deals with heavier themes such as suicide and infidelity, expressing it thru his excellent use of storytelling, beautiful lit and framed cinematography, and solid performances from Jack Lemon and Shirley McLain, who play out their tragedies with elegance and grace, culminating in an ending that only a couple years later gives way in similarity with the Graduate.

  • In the Heat of the Night

    In the Heat of the Night

    ★★★★

    Hollywood had been turning out these elementary procedurals for ages, but its this 1967 film’s narrative social statement that rang louder than the slap Sidney Poitier’s character, Mr. Tibbs gives to old Mr. Endicott, and it’s within the slaps subtext that maintains a cultural importance that continues to resonate in the present day.