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  • Casablanca
  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
  • Easy Living
  • Rio Bravo

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  • Terror in a Texas Town

    ★★★½

  • Paul, Apostle of Christ

    ★★★★

  • Jane Eyre

    ★★★

  • Woman of the Year

    ★★★½

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  • Terror in a Texas Town

    Terror in a Texas Town

    ★★★½

    Even though this is on Criterion, it is a B-Western. Director Joseph H. Lewis has some nice camera work and interesting blocking however. Sebastian Cabot is the bad guy who hires Nedrick Young as the black-clad tough guy and Sterling Hayden is the good-guy Swede with a horrible accent. In fact, he seems to give it up part way through. Hayden get to town the day after his father is killed, and it's up to him to bring justice to…

  • Paul, Apostle of Christ

    Paul, Apostle of Christ

    ★★★★

    This is a fictionalized story of Paul (James Falkner) at the end of his life. He is imprisoned in Rome after the fires and Nero has blamed the Christians, and Paul as the ringleader. Luke (Jim Caviezel), the author of the Gospel of Luke and the book Acts of the Apostles, comes to visit Paul in prison and write down his story. Christians are being persecuted mercilessly and this movie is almost relentless in the weight of the suffering. Aquila…

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  • It's a Wonderful Life

    It's a Wonderful Life

    ★★★★★

    How can a movie I've watched for 30 years, every year, multiple times some years, how can a movie like that still cause me to tear up at the end? I know what happens, I've seen it before. That, my friends, is quality film making.

  • Blow-Up

    Blow-Up

    ★½

    What a waste of a great idea. If you decide to watch this, you can skip the first half-hour as all that happens is he's a photographer and something of a jerk. Finally, half-hour in he takes the photos that play in the plot. Then a bunch of nothing happens, then finally he develops the film and it's a great scene as he figures out just what he took pictures of. At 1 hour 34 minutes, we get to see The Yardbirds with Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck. 1/2 star for the "blow-up" scene, and one star for The Yardbirds.