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"The Searchers": An American Masterpiece

A door opens. A silhouette appears on the screen. A woman comes out of the darkness and into the blistering Texas heat. Out of the sand-choked desert comes a man mounted on a horse. 2,344 more words

Classic Film

Ben-Hur (USA, 1959)

Directed by: William Wyler. This was another big check mark on my list of “classic Hollywood that I’ve got to see if I want to keep any of my film snob cred.” But seriously, I was just really curious to see what all the fuss was about: the Great Chariot Race Sequence is supposed to be among the greatest action sequences in cinematic history. 446 more words

Two Weeks in Another Town (USA, 1962)

Directed by: Vincente Minnelli. Chalk this one up to my “old movies” quota—sorry, “classic cinema” quota. I’m definitely interested in pre-modern Hollywood, what I consider roughly before the big “new wave” of the late 60’s, ushered in by stuff like… 319 more words

The 'Burbs (1989)

Directed By: Joe Dante

Written By: Dana Olsen

SCORE

imdb 6.8

rotten tomatoes 46%

i give it 6.5

American Film

Oculus (2013)

Directed By: Mike Flanagan

Written By: Mike Flanagan & Jeff Howard

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imdb 6.6

rotten tomatoes 74%

i give it 5.8

American Film

Boyhood (2014)

Written and Directed By: Richard Linklater

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imdb 9.0

rotten tomatoes 99%

i give it 8.8

American Film