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  • Fox and His Friends
  • In the Mood for Love
  • Paris, Texas
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  • Woman on the Run

    ★★★★

  • Where the Sidewalk Ends

    ★★★½

  • Adventureland

    ★★★½

  • Night and the City

    ★★★★

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  • Woman on the Run

    Woman on the Run

    ★★★★

    One of the more uniquely plotted Wrong Place Wrong Time narratives which - at its core - is more so about the ripple effects of a missing husband's lament of love lost but not forgotten as his estranged, cynical wife runs herself ragged alongside a shifty tabloid journo trying to find him, police and dog in tow. Reveals through several strangers' accounts the error of Mrs. Johnson's ways in losing sight of who Frank's always been as a kindhearted, romantic…

  • Where the Sidewalk Ends

    Where the Sidewalk Ends

    ★★★½

    The quandary inherent of becoming the very thing you hate, and Andrews' Detective Dixon's got plenty of hate to spare as evidenced by his innumerable violent brush-ins that have landed him squarely in his precinct's hot seat, his latest the worst of all albeit of an accidental nature. Good news travels fast but this implies that falsehood travels faster as Andrews expertly fashions this man's guilt around his neck like an albatross, throwing up one deceitful Hail Mary after another…

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  • The Devil All the Time

    The Devil All the Time

    ★★★½

    Undeniably messy and misanthropic as it embraces ironically nihilistic throughlines regarding the unsavory nature of humanity in a specific time and place as a fictional pre-Vietnam microcosm of societal dysfunction and depravity. As Campos' first larger-budget ensemble outing, there's indeed the aforementioned messiness but this rests firmly in his wheelhouse as something obviously dour and godless, and to be honest, he kinda knocks it outta the park. If you wanna watch pretty people looking ugly-ish and absolutely not practice what…

  • Night and the City

    Night and the City

    ★★★★

    The high cost of a scheming, low-down wolf dreaming big in sheep's clothing as evidenced by his rapid decline and repeatedly wronging the one person that actually cares for him despite a monumental losing streak. Widmark perfectly embodies the infectious, childlike temperament of Fabian's that proves time and again he's undeniably got a way with scummy coercion, yet he's so intoxicated by the notion of finally succeeding that he throws blinders on to those he crosses sealing his fate on…