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Venom (1981) ***

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Miss Sharon Jones! (2015) ****

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Young Frankenstein (1974) ***** [Gene Wilder Double Feature Pt. 2]

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Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory (1971) ****1/2 [Gene Wilder Double Feature Pt. 1]

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Willy Wonka: There's no earthly way of knowing...which direction they are going. There's no knowing where they're rowing... Or which way the river's flowing. Is it raining, is it snowing? Is a hurricane a-blowing? Not a speck of light is showing, so the danger must be growing. Are the fires of Hell a-glowing? Is the grisly Reaper mowing? Yes! The danger must be growing. 'Cause the rowers keep on rowing. And they're certainly not showing, ANY SIGN THAT THEY ARE SLOWING! 
♫The candyman can♫ 





Willy Wonka: We are the music makers. And we are the dreamers of dreams. 

The Fountain (2006) ***1/2

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Don't Breathe (2016) ***

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The Adventures Of Buckaroo Banzai Across The 8th Dimension (1984) ****1/2

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Ian Fleming 'From Russia With Love' (1957) ****

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Dolls (1987) ***

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The Hunt For The Wilderpeople (2016) ***1/2

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Elvis (1979) ***1/2

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Blade Runner - The Final Cut (1982) *****

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Screencaps courtesy of Filmgrab

The Signal (2014) ***

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Focus On Film: Episode 44 – November 2016 Criterion Titles

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Focus On FilmEpisode 44 is up!
Download the MP3 HERE Dan & Ryan talk about human seatbelts, resident racists, Tokyo Sandblasts, ex presidents + more!

In this episode: November 2016 Criterion CollectionTitles AnnouncementBest & Worst Of The Month – THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE (1962), BRIEF ENCOUNTER (1945), IN A LONELY PLACE(1950), SUICIDE SQUAD(2016)Criterion Most Wanted
"Focus On Film Theme" & commercial music: Daniel Sardella


Compañeros (Vamos A Matar, Compañeros) (1970) ***1/2

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The New World - The First Cut (2005) ****1/2

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Miami Connection (1987) ***1/2

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The Island (1980) ***

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Cat On A Hot Tin Roof (1958) ****

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In A Lonely Place (1950) ***1/2

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Only Angels Have Wings (1939) ****

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The Manchurian Candidate (1962) ****1/2

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It's funny how some of the acting in The Manchurian Candidate is what dates it and not the actual content/events. That said, most of the acting is superb and most of the shots/editing is as well. I don't understand why Janet Leigh, who is barely in the film and is serviceable at best (she's not given much to work with) is billed before Angela Lansbury, who steals the movie.

The subject matter is timeless. A powerful film that still contains moments of shock. Now repeat after me:
"Daniel Sardella is the bravest, warmest, most wonderful human being I've ever known in my life."

Corruption (1968) ***

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Invasion Of The Body Snatchers (1978) ****

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