Tagged: Drama

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Doll, The (1962)

“A Greek gentleman of magical persuasion once wanted a woman who would satisfy his every desire, and so obsessed with the unfound object of his dreams was he, that he went about constructing such...

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Boy With Green Hair, The (1948)

The Boy With Green Hair is a charming parable of how non-conformity — while alienating and lonely at times — can be a source of profound strength. The story follows a young boy named...

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Blue Velvet (1986)

Blue Velvet is a weird one. I mean, really weird. Considering this is a David Lynch flick, I should not be surprised at all. Some of the readers at home might be wondering how...

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Night of the Hunter (1955)

Surprisingly enough, it was my mother who introduced this film to me when I was about nine years old. I distinctly remember her becoming enrapt by the devious ploys and plans of the main...

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Death Wish (1974)

Death Wish is a second-amendment loving, pull-yourself-up-from-your-bootstraps preaching, take no prisoners kind of movie that champions eye-for-an-eye styled justice. Sadly, these kinds of stories sorely lack in the cultural zeitgeist of film today. Instead,...

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Svengali (1931)

In 1894, Englishman, George Du Maurier, published a novel named Trilby, which became a bestseller. It was a novel about a hypnotist and his obsessive love for and eventual enslavement of a girl named...

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Scarface (1932)

Scarface begins with a reigning crime-lord about to meet his demise. Louis Costillo is chatting with his buddies. He has just thrown a huge party for all of his men, and he’s comfortable with...

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Pennies From Heaven (1981)

Steve Martin plays a song-salesman, traveling from town to town selling sheet music. He is deprived of sex, and has a psychotically prudish wife. On a business trip, he falls in love with a...

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Metropolis (1927)

In one of the last films of the “silent movie” era and one of the last German Expressionist films, director Fritz Lang delivers a visually stunning film about a futuristic dystopian city whose society...

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Evilspeak (1981)

Stanley Coopersmith (Clint Howard) is an orphaned, stereotypical nerd taken in by the West Andover Military Academy as part of a welfare program. As a teenager, he is an outcast that endures the daily...