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  • The Story of Film: An Odyssey
  • Pan's Labyrinth
  • Singin' in the Rain
  • The Wages of Fear

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  • Violation

    ★★★

  • The Wicker Man

    ★★★★½

  • No Time to Die

    ★★★★

  • Spectre

    ★★★½

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  • Halloween

    Halloween

    ★★★½

    Explores the long-term consequences of being the Final Girl.

  • Rabid

    Rabid

    ★★★½

    Cronenberg shows an awful lot of community and good will happening in this otherwise bleak horror movie. Consider the relationships and concern that build up almost immediately between a) Rose's first victim and his roommate in the hospital, in a superficially throwaway but I think thematically critical scene, and b) the concussed boyfriend and the business manager of the Keloid Clinic. In any other movie, these characters wouldn't exchange two words with one another. Here there's real care shown.

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