The Big Combo (1955)

“The Most Startling Story the Screen Has Ever Dared Reveal!” Although the title sounds like a meal deal at McDonald’s or Burger King, The Big Combo is actually a low-key,…

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The Big House (1930)

“Timely! Tremendous! Thrilling! Drama of Love and a Jail-Break!” An archetypal prison film directed by George W. Hill, The Big House gives off an anti-Shawshank Redemption vibe – the naïve…

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The Big Year (2011)

“Everyone is searching for something.” Audiences failed to flock to theaters (no pun intended!) to watch this very low-key but entertaining comedy about birdwatching (actually the correct term is “birding”…

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The Black Room (1935)

“The house began with murder. It will end the same way.” Boris Karloff starred in three classic horror films in 1935 – The Bride of Frankenstein, The Raven and The…

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The Thing With Two Heads (1972)

“They transplanted a WHITE BIGOT’S HEAD onto a SOUL BROTHER’S BODY!” Wealthy racist “Dr. Maxwell Kirshner” (Ray Milland) has his head transplanted onto the 350-pound body of death row inmate…

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The Wanderers (1979)

"Gotta go, but if you ever need us just whistle loud and we'll be there." A great cast of relatively unknowns portrays a 1960’s teen gang living in the Bronx,…

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The War Zone (1999)

"What’s the matter?" Only a few minutes into this one a car transporting a pregnant mother to the hospital flips over. That sets the tone for a brooding, somber but…

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The Whistler (1944)

“I am the master of mystery! You cannot hide. You can never escape . . . for wherever you go, I will walk beside you!” Based on the immensely popular…

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Chilly Scenes of Winter (1979)

Originally released as Head Over Heels, Chilly Scenes of Winter is a quirky romantic comedy directed by Joan Micklin Silver and adapted from Ann Beattie’s first novel of the same…

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