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The Conversation (1974)

“I’m not afraid of death, but I am afraid of murder.” Thrillers today are too focused on story, I think as I watch The Conversation, Coppola’s entrancing mystery-thriller about a paranoid man who listens to other people’s conversations for a living. There’s … Continue reading

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The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)

“If I have any more fun today, I don’t think I’m gonna be able to take it!” I’m really learning to love exploitation cinema. It’s messy and sometimes only there to scratch an itch, but when it works, it pays … Continue reading

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Chinatown (1974)

“Can you believe it? We’re in the middle of a drought, and the water commissioner drowns. Only in L.A.” I’ve put off writing about Chinatown for a couple of days now. Roman Polanski’s neo-noir mystery, often hailed as a masterpiece, was a … Continue reading

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