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2014 rating: **1/2 Begins somewhat like LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE without the little miss, and not mu...

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DENZEL WASHINGTON IN THE EQUALIZER

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2014 rating: *** A combination of TAXI DRIVER and the 1980’s TV-series namesake, THE EQUALIZER p...

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JASON BATEMAN IN THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU

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TWO DESERT BOMBS: SANDBLASTING ISHTAR & BEST DEFENSE

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year: 1987 rating: ** ISHTAR : In one scene from the famously infamous 1987 mega-flop ISHTAR, a...

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year: 2014 rating: *** Beginning with the colorfully blood-drenched aesthetic reminiscent of PUL...

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REVIEW OF THE MAZE RUNNER

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year: 2014 rating: *** A busy hybrid of CUBE, NO ESCAPE and even KING KONG… plus all those dysto...

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AN EXTREMELY BLOODY BAGFUL OF LOW BUDGET FLICKS

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1954 rating: ***1/2 THEM: "When man entered the Atomic Age he opened a door into a new wor...

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POP CULTURE CONTRABAND: MOVIE MARQUEE SPOTTING

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4)LAURA
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SATURDAY
6)CANYON
PASSAGE
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OF A
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10)LAWRENCE
OF ARABIA

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

GUMSHOE NOIR
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MATURE
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TAYLOR
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McDOWELL
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TIERNEY

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6)DAVID LEAN
7)ALFRED
HITCHCOCK
8)JOHN LANDIS
9)SAM PECKINPAH
10)MICHAEL WINNER
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SKY
3)THE
DRIVER
4)KING
OF THE
MOUNTAIN
5)HOT CARS
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