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Experiment In Terror (1962) ****1/2

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WOW. Apparently there was another relentless, psychosexual, ahead-of-its-time, noir-tinged thriller released in 1962 besides CAPE FEAR and it's another masterpiece.

I primarily know Blake Edwards from his comedies/romance films - BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S, the PINK PANTHER films, the PETER GUNN series and film,S.O.B. (in which Julie Andrews famously got nude). Here he proves that he can make a serious, dramatic and tense thriller (borderline horror film) with expertise.

EIT features another great, creepy score from the master Henry Mancini, who scored almost all of Edwards' work (and who doesn't get mentioned enough IMO).

Thoroughly impressed.

The Last Picture Show (1971) ****

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Sexy Beast (2000) ****1/2

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Night Of The Living Dead (1990) ***

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The Counselor (2013) ***1/2

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Only God Forgives (2013) *****

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The Monster Club (1981) ****

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Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942) ****

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Focus On Film: Episode 10 - January 2014 Criterion Titles

Focus On FilmEpisode 10 is up!
Download the MP3 HERE.

In this episode: January 2014 Criterion Collection Titles AnnouncementRecommended Films watched in the last 30 days -GRAVITY,CAPE FEAR (1962),ÉVOCATEUR: THE MORTON DOWNEY JR. MOVIE, PINA,REMO WILLIAMS: THE ADVENTURE BEGINS, THE VERDICT (1982)"Criterion Most Wanted" 
"Focus On Film Theme"Daniel Sardella

JFK (1991) ****

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Annie Hall (1977) ****

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In The Mouth Of Madness (1994) ****

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Airplane! (1980) *****

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Dawn Of The Dead (1978) ****1/2

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Hollow Man (2000) *1/2

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Monty Python's The Meaning Of Life (1983) ****1/2

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The Verdict (1982) *****

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The Fly (1958) ****

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The Point (1971) ****1/2

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Pina (2011) ****1/2

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Ben-Hur (1959) ***1/2

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City Of God (2002) ****

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Animal House (aka National Lampoon's Animal House) (1978) ***1/2

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Dead Man Down (2013) ***

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