Free Solo (2018)

“Live Beyond Fear.” In 2017, professional adventure rock climber Alex “No Big Deal” Honnold became the first climber to free solo Yosemite’s 3,000-foot El Capitan wall – a stunning achievement…

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The Last Man on Earth (1964)

“Another day to live through. Better get started.” I have to admit I occasionally find Vincent Price insufferable when he hams it up TOO much. However, I think the “Master…

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The Last Gangster (1937)

“Happy? Why, I’m so happy I’d like to go up and bust someone in the nose!” Offbeat gangster flick features a solid performance by Edward G. Robinson as big-time mobster…

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The Lost Patrol (1934)

“Blistering Sun … Blazing Bullets!” In this superb adventure film directed by John Ford, a rapidly diminishing patrol of British cavalrymen led by “The Sergeant” (Victor McLaglen) finds themselves stranded…

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The Machinist (2004)

“A little guilt goes a long way.” Bleak, disturbing and uncompromising, The Machinist is not necessarily a “feel-good” movie but it has definitely evolved into somewhat of a cult classic…

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The Masque of Red Death (1964)

“Each man creates his own God for himself, his own Heaven, his own Hell.” As the Satan-worshipping “Prince Prospero,” Vincent Price revels in pure evil in this classic atmospheric horror…

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The Maze (1953)

"The Deadliest Trap in the World!” I first discovered this curious oddity after browsing through Michael Weldon’s essential 1983 film guide, The Psychotronic Encyclopedia of Film, in which the author…

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The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek (1944)

“A Scanda-Laugh Fest!” Betty Hutton portrays small-town, fun-loving teen “Trudy Kockenlocker” (not kidding!) in this classic Preston Sturges screwball comedy that was considered rather bawdy and somewhat controversial for its…

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The Moon and Sixpence (1942)

“I hate love … It interferes with my work … Yet I am only human!” Dull, middle-aged British stockbroker “Charles Strickland” (George Sanders) undergoes a serious mid-life crisis, callously abandoning…

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