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Classic Film Reviews

Classic Film Review: The Night of the Hunter

“Ah, little lad, you’re staring at my fingers. Would you like me to tell you the little story of right-hand/left-hand? The story of good and evil?” Most actors are seen on-screen portraying a character to the best of their ability,…
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Classic Film Review: Ace in the Hole

  There are some classic movies that have stood the test of time because of how idiosyncratic they are. Some stand the test of time because of how influential and important they were in the history of filmmaking. And then there…
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Classic Film Review: To Have and Have Not

Title: To Have and Have Not Year: 1944 Director: Howard Hawks Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, and Walter Brennan Synopsis: During World War II, American boat captain Harry Morgan helps transport a French Resistance leader and his beautiful wife to Martinique while romancing…
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Spoiler Free Review for Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

Title: Planes, Trains, and Automobiles Date: 1987 MPAA: Rated R for language and a brief sexual image Director: John Hughes Starring: Steve Martin, John Candy, Laila Robins Synopsis: Trying to get home in time to spend Thanksgiving with his wife and kids,…
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Classic Film Review: Alien

Title: Alien Year: 1979 MPAA: Rated R for sci-fi violence/gore and language. Director: Ridley Scott Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt Synopsis: In deep space, the crew of the commercial starship, Nostromo, is awakened from their cryo-sleep capsules halfway through their…
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Classic Film Review: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

Contains spoilers, but if you haven’t seen it, what are you waiting for??? One of the greatest films of all time is currently on Netflix, and with the hit television show Stranger Things currently streaming on Netflix, I thought it was only…
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Classic Film Review: 2001: A Space Odyssey

Title: 2001: A Space Odyssey Date: 1968 MPAA: G Director: Stanley Kubrick Starring: William Sylvester, Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood,  Douglas Rain Synopsis: An imposing black structure provides a connection between the past and the future in this adaptation of a short…
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