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  • Safety Last!
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  • The Passion of Joan of Arc
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  • Business is Business

    ★★

  • LEGO Monkie Kid: Revenge of the Spider Queen

    ★★

  • Trick or Treat Scooby-Doo!

    ★★

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  • Atom Man vs Superman

    Atom Man vs Superman

    ★★★

    Superhero craziness of 1950. Cheesy and fun, like they only could do in the old days. By far the most entertaining serial of the year.

  • Pirates of the High Seas

    Pirates of the High Seas

    ★★

    There have been many more exciting pirate tales than Pirates of the High Seas (1950), but few have been done in serial format. And good is that. By 1950 the cinema series format had been stale and stagnant for years, and this one doesn't bring what a sea adventure should bring. Instead it brings and looks like any serial from that period, including "add random gimmick" to the plot. Brings a casual and familiar feel to a standard action oriented style with Buster Crabbe at least keeping it together in fine manner.

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  • Citizen Kane

    Citizen Kane

    ★★★★★

    I'm sorry. I know it's a cliché, but watching this film along with it's contemporary releases, Citizen Kane (1941) really DOES stick out unlike anything else at the time. The unique performances, lighting/shadows, claustrophobic sets, experimental filming, not to mention the narrative structure, blah, blah blah.... you all know this. Others can tell you a lot more about that.


    The film has received so much praise that there is almost a backlash to it. I think people seeking it out…

  • The Lady Vanishes

    The Lady Vanishes

    ★★★★

    "Cricket, sir. Cricket!"


    This is one of the funnier Alfred Hitchcock films and up there with The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934) and The 39 Steps (1935) as Hitchcock's best British work of the 30s. The pacing so different. Taking it's time for a seemingly irrelevant opening portion other then to get to know some of the people and get entertained with slapstick and naughtiness before the suspense elements slowly starts taking over when the train start rolling. And…