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From Dusk Till Dawn
12 months ago via Flixster
½

Imagine a 14 year old boy obsessed with bad guys, strippers and vampires gets given carte blanche by hollywood and the enthusiastic assistance of Tarantino to make a film

Strangers on a Train
14 months ago via Flixster

Be careful what you reveal to a stranger.

The Bad Seed
The Bad Seed (1956)
14 months ago via Flixster

This looks and feels like a B movie, but there is something compelling about the story of this seemingly born evil little girl and her family. The acting is sound and the minor characters well drawn and convincing. I think its a but or an under recognised classic

The Owl and the Pussycat
14 months ago via Flixster
½

Streisand is very convincing as a street walker who seeks to better herself. George Segal as the aspiring novelist cum book store clerk and her putative Henry Higgins less so. Classic 60s sexy risque kitsch attempting to shock a middle class audience and humanise sex workers

Lady in the Lake
15 months ago via Flixster

This film is perhaps one of the most radical ever to come out of hollywood and should be part of the core curriculum for any film school or course in screen studies. The film is shot entirely from the point of view of Phillip Marlow whose face we never see. Every character looks almost directly at the camera just to the right or left of centre, The effect is most unnerving and entirely in keeping with the exquisite Raymond Chandler dialogue. It appears to have been a B movie, the only way the director would have gotten away with it. It is very hard for actors to play to directly to a camera as the convention of almost all narrative cinema is a recreation of the stage "proscenium" where the audience forms a virtual fourth wall. As such I can only pronounce all the performances of even the miinor characters to be excellent. Wait for the scene where Phillip Marlowe is punched in the face, its literally a knockout!