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  • The Philadelphia Story
  • A Matter of Life and Death
  • Hail, Caesar!
  • Ninotchka

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  • A Chorus Line

    ★★

  • Detour

    ★★★½

  • The Chase

    ★★★★

  • Love Me Tonight

    ★★★★

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  • A Chorus Line

    A Chorus Line

    ★★

    Maybe I've just been too immersed in the Fosse filmography lately, but A Chorus Line is fascinating.

    Is this all theater choreographer/dancer relationships? Or was the incredibly talented red headed dancer in a relationship with the director who's fussy, mercurial, and smokes just a Gwen Verdon Bob Fosse homage? Zach's apartment looks very similar to the apartment in All That Jazz. And then there's Nicole Fosse right there...

    What I need to know is, is the dancing good? The songs…

  • Detour

    Detour

    ★★★½

    I was an ordinary healthy guy. She was an ordinary healthy girl. And that's how you get an ordinary healthy romance.

    The world's dumbest guy falls in with the world's most conniving woman and a nasty noir ensues.

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  • Le Samouraï

    Le Samouraï

    ★★★★½

    Incredibly stylish and sharply written, Le Samouraï is a pleasure to watch.

    Paris is a gorgeous city, and Jean-Pierre Melville films some of the more unfamiliar corners of the city. At times, the film feels like a massive love letter to the subway in the very best possible way. (I wish it had been that empty when I used it!)

    Alain Delon is handsome and cuts a striking profile in the iconic hat and trench. Cathy Rosier is gorgeous and…

  • Wild River

    Wild River

    ★★★½

    The most dangerous erosion is not to land - it's when your capacity for living gets eroded.

    Lee Remick and Montgomery Clift are just so sexy falling in love in between dealing with the inevitable consequences of building a dam and racists.