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  • The Fugitive
  • I Am Cuba
  • Walker
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  • Let There Be Light

    ★★★★★

  • The Omega Man

    ★★★

  • Pandora's Box

    ★★★★

  • The Phantom of the Convent

    ★★★

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  • Donovan's Reef

    Donovan's Reef

    ★★★★★

    Ford presents an alternative picture of what a multicultural society could be like. This is not the American immigrant experience, or the melting pot. It's a society that welcomes outsiders with warmth and song. Harmony there doesn't require assimilation. A peaceful solidarity built through shared struggle against an occupying army. An economy operating more on mutual aid than competition. The governor and police officer seem like afterthoughts.

    The central dilemma of the story comes because the expats know the incoming…

  • Jet Pilot

    Jet Pilot

    ★★★★

    Not a spy thriller. It's a lighthearted cold war romantic comedy with stunning technicolor images. I was sold by the playfulness of the first scene between Leigh and Wayne. Is it true Hughes hired Nicholas Ray for reshoots? In many of Leigh's close ups Von Sternberg casts expressive shadows across her face as he had with Marlene Dietrich, especially outside the club in palm beach before she sees the massive steak.

    It's cute how they grow more intimate up in…

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