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GUY PEARCE STARRING IN THE ROVER

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2014 rating: *1/2 It’s been ten years since “The Collapse,” turning the Outback into something r...

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MARK WAHLBERG IN TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION

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year: 2014 rating: ** In BOOGIE NIGHTS, Mark Wahlberg sings a wonderfully cheesy song titled You...

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A SPECIAL FAREWELL TO THE LEGENDARY ELI WALLACH W/ DEBORAH WINTERS

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Eli Wallach Tribute Eli Wallach, who died yesterday, was one of the great character-actors. Alth...

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CLINT EASTWOOD DIRECTS JERSEY BOYS

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year: 2014 rating: ** Based on an immensely popular Broadway musical, JERSEY BOYS, about the ris...

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A GRITTY BAGFUL OF ARCHIVE MOVIE REVIEWS

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1969 ***1/2 SUPERCOOL: Film Noir/Gumshoe/Private Eye films have a main character wandering from ...

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A RANDOM BLOODY BAGFUL OF ARCHIVE REVIEWS

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year: 1969 rating: *1/2 THE MIGHTY GORGA: A man trying to save his fledgling zoo joins a woman ...

SHAILENE WOODLEY IN THE FAULT OF OUR STARS

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year: 2014 rating: ** Teenagers who talk like intellectual college grads is nothing new... Eithe...

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STACEY NELKIN IN CHILDREN OF DIVORCE

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1980 rating: ***1/2 Stacey Nelkin is a cult actress known as the ingénue from HALLOWEEN 3, the p...

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JOHN TRAVOLTA IN SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER & STAYING ALIVE

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ZHIVAGO
4)LAURA
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SATURDAY
6)CANYON
PASSAGE
7)ANATOMY
OF A
MURDER
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YEARS OF
OUR LIVES
9)THE
FEARMAKERS
10)LAWRENCE
OF ARABIA

FAV FILM NOIR
FOLLOWING
THOSE ON THE
LIST UP ABOVE
1)FALLEN ANGEL
2)THE BIG HEAT
3)WHERE THE
SIDEWALK ENDS
4)JOURNEY
INTO FEAR
5)THE
KILLING

GUMSHOE NOIR
1)MURDER MY
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DEADLY
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GOODBYE
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FALCON
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2)JAMES CAGNEY
3)MARLON BRANDO
4)JACK NICHOLSON
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BRONSON
2)TOM
COURTENAY
3)VICTOR
MATURE
4)MALCOLM
MCDOWELL
5)LAWRENCE
TIERNEY

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2)JACQUES TOURNEUR
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6)DAVID LEAN
7)ALFRED
HITCHCOCK
8)JOHN LANDIS
9)SAM PECKINPAH
10)MICHAEL WINNER
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MOUNTAIN
5)HOT CARS
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SUMMER
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