Hell’s Highway (1932)

“A Drama of the Damned.” A bleak and gritty overview of a prison chain gang in all of its depravity, Hell’s Highway has long been overshadowed by I Am a…

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High Plains Drifter (1973)

"They say the dead don't rest without a marker of some kind." Directed by and starring Clint Eastwood, this highly entertaining existential Western involves a mysterious stranger who shows up…

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High Sierra (1941)

“Times have sure changed.” Believe it or not, Ida Lupino received top billing over Humphrey Bogart in this interesting proto-noir crime film directed by Raoul Walsh (White Heat) and scripted…

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Horror Hotel (1960)

“Just ring for doom service!” I must admit I was anticipating some schlocky horror flick but my anxiety turned into pleasant surprise at this thoughtful little atmospheric gem (AKA The…

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House by the River (1950)

“Enticing Blonde Beauty Lures Lover’s Straying Eyes …” Billed as “Fritz Lang’s Gothic Mystery,” this enjoyable low-budget film noir was released by Republic Pictures and features Louis Hayward as Stephen…

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Hallelujah, I’m a Bum (1933)

“His Home Was the Park! His Roof—the Sky!” In one of his best film performances, Al Jolson portrays an enlightened New York City bum known as “Bumper,” the self-proclaimed “Mayor…

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Happy Accidents (2000)

“Sometimes the future is better than it used to be.” In this offbeat and thoughtful romantic comedy, “Ruby Weaver” (Marisa Tomei)–who has been unlucky in love to say the least–meets…

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Hard Times (1975)

“New Orleans, 1933. In those days words didn’t say much.” Think Every Which Way But Loose. Move the action to Depression-era New Orleans. Take out the comedy. Replace Clint Eastwood…

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Haunted (1995)

“We’re all mad, you know.” Haunted is the type of adequate atmospheric horror flick that is never as good as you want or expect it to be. Frankly, I think…

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Heaven Help Us (1985)

“If I don’t make you my friend it means I gotta kick your ass everytime I see you. Nobody wants that, do they?” In this offbeat, frequently hilarious comedy-drama directed…

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