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  • Reign of Terror

    Reign of Terror

    ★★★★½

    A forgotten classic, that features some of the best cinematography - lighting, composition, framing, everything - of any black and white movie.

  • The Two Jakes

    The Two Jakes

    ★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Like Chinatown, it's helpful to watch it again with the plot familiar in your head, so you can keep an observant eye on the details. There is the obvious duality in Kitty Berman and Katherine Mulwray, but there is also the duality of the two Jakes - the twinship goes beyond the names. Gittes thinks Berman is his opposite, the villain of the piece just as he initially thought Evelyn Mulwray was the femme fatale of the earlier movie, but…