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District 9 (2009)

“When dealing with aliens, try to be polite, but firm. And always remember that a smile is cheaper than a bullet.” There’s a lot to love about District 9. I remember when it was released 10 years ago, it was one … Continue reading

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The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (1970)

“I’ve run through it over and over again. I can’t get it out of my head, but I can’t manage to pin it down either.” I love horror because it casts a wide net. I think it would be a … Continue reading

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An Actor’s Revenge (1963)

“This woman’s suspicious.” “That’s not a woman.” It takes a great performer to pull off a movie like An Actor’s Revenge. Kazuo Hasegawa seems as capable as any, with the film marking his 300th completed movie amidst after a career of acclaim. Hasegawa also played … Continue reading

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The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)

“I know those law books mean a lot to you, but not out here. Out here a man settles his own problems.” Again, it seems like every Western I see becomes my new favorite. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance is a … Continue reading

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My Darling Clementine (1946)

“I should think that if nothing else, you’d at least be flattered to have a girl chase you.” I’ve seen two Westerns lately that I need to write about, both by John Ford. It took me a while to get … Continue reading

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Nosferatu (1922)

“Blood is life.” Nosferatu is one of the scariest vampires committed to celluloid. His long, slow-moving fingers and eyes like dark portals make for, arguably, the most sinister movie monsters. He’s more creature than man, more lust than logic. He … Continue reading

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Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975)

“Within a budding grove, the girls think but of love. Hear the radio, drinking tea and to hell with being free. They’ve no idea the bourgeoisie has never hesitated to kill its children.” I thought it would be a while … Continue reading

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