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The Comedy Of Terrors (1963) ***

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The Iron Giant - Signature Edition (1999) ****1/2

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Bride Of Re-Animator - Unrated Version (1989) *** [Herbert West Double Shot Pt. 2]

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Re-Animator - Integral Version (1985) ****1/2 [Herbert West Double Shot Pt. 1]

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The Imaginarium Of Doctor Parnassus (2009) ***1/2

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House On Haunted Hill (1959) ***1/2

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Dr. Phibes Rises Again (1972) ***1/2

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Starry Eyes (2014) ***1/2

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The Chemical Brothers "Born In The Echoes" (2015) ****

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High Plains Drifter (1973) ****

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Jaakko Eino Kalevi "Jaakko Eino Kalevi" (2015) ****1/2

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Ratatat "Magnifique" (2015) ***1/2

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Metric "Pagans In Vegas" (2015) ****

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Pumpkinhead (1988) ***

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Reality (2014) ***1/2

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Focus On Film: Episode 33 – December 2015 Criterion Titles

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Focus On FilmEpisode 33 is up!
Download the MP3 HERE In this episode: December 2015 Criterion CollectionTitles AnnouncementBest & Worst Of The Month – I DRINK YOUR BLOOD (1970), THE NIGHTMARE(2015), HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER(1973), BEAUTY IS EMBARRASSING(2012)Criterion Most Wanted
"Focus On Film Theme" & commercial music: Daniel Sardella

Dazed And Confused (1993) ****

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Spider Baby Or, The Maddest Story Ever Told (1967) ***1/2

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Murder, My Sweet (1944) ****

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Foxy Brown (1974) ***1/2

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The Young And Prodigious T.S. Spivot (2013) ***1/2

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The Nightmare (2015) **1/2

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Beauty Is Embarrassing (2012) ****1/2

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Highly recommended documentary. WayneWhite is an inspiring artist who worked on PEE-WEE'S PLAYHOUSE and makes bitingly funny paintings and crazy puppets.

I Drink Your Blood (1970) *1/2

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My second time seeing this and definitely my last if I can help it. I'll admit, it was way more fun with an audience but it's still an awful film.

The Editor (2014) ****

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The Man Who Wasn't There (2001) ****1/2

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Vamp (1986) **1/2

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Limelight (1952) ****

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Killing Them Softly (2012) ***1/2

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On a rewatch (and after reading the source novel) this wasn't as good as I remembered. Still a very good film, but the novel is way better. All the best scenes are between Pitt and Gandolfiniand Pitt and Jenkinsbut even then the tone is uneven (and off in general). The political overtones feel out of place (and were absent from the book). I can't help but look to THE FRIENDS OF EDDIE COYLE which perfectly translated that book to screen. Though the ending of KTS is clutch (but different than the book).

George V. Higgins "Cogan's Trade" (1974) ****

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Men At Work (1990) **1/2

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