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  • Out of the Past
  • Dr. No
  • Le Samouraï
  • The Maltese Falcon

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  • This Island Earth

    ★★★★★

  • Out of Order

    ★★★★

  • EuroTrip

    ★★★★½

  • Red Surf

    ★★★★★

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  • This Island Earth

    This Island Earth

    ★★★★★

    The world's leading atomic scientists are lured to a secretive research project at a remote mansion in Georgia. Dr. Cal Meacham and Dr. Ruth Adams, played by Rex Reason and Faith Domergue, are suspicious that their host, Exeter, played by Jeff Morrow, might have motives other than pure altruism, but even they are shocked when the purpose of their participation is finally revealed. Exeter belongs to a race of aliens who need uranium in order to defend their home planet…

  • Out of Order

    Out of Order

    ★★★★

    Hoping for a discreet exit after he has just stolen a large sum of money from his employer's safe and placed it in his briefcase, an aging bookkeeper, played by Wolfgang Kieling, steps into a elevator in a high rise office building, only to be joined by two quarreling lovers, played by Götz George and Renée Soutendijk, and a free-spirited young courier, played by Hannes Jaenicke. Unfortunately for these passengers, they are going nowhere. When the elevator becomes stuck in…

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  • Suspiria

    Suspiria

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    After leaving her Ohio home and her Mennonite family, Susie, played by Dakota Johnson (Fifty Shades of Grey), travels overseas to West Berlin in 1977 for admission to the Markos Dance Academy, a prestigious school governed by a group of matrons, including Madame Blanc, a stern instructor played by Tilda Swinton (Doctor Strange). Meanwhile, an elderly male therapist, also portrayed by Swinton in heavy prosthetic makeup, grows increasingly suspicious while investigating the disappearance of one of the school's former dance…

  • Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    ★★★★★

    In 1969, the landscape of Los Angeles is changing. The golden age of Hollywood is in the rear view mirror, as earnestly charismatic icons of cinema are ushered out in favor of complex antihero characters in increasingly cynical stories. The idealistic hippie dreams of peace and love are being corrupted with shady undercurrents. Through it all, however, traces of classic glamour, starstruck wonder, and ambitious hopes can still be glimpsed through the tendrils of cigarette smoke.

    Years after his heyday…