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Everything posted by LawrenceA

  1. Top 10 Favorite Films of 2020 (121 titles seen) The Father Promising Young Woman Palm Springs The Trial of the Chicago 7 Minari Nomadland Soul One Night in Miami... Ma Rainey's Black Bottom Never Rarely Sometimes Always Honorable Mentions: The Old Guard, Another Round, Host, Little Fish, His House Top 10 Favorite Documentaries My Octopus Teacher The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart Zappa David Byrne's American Utopia Crip Camp Showbiz Kids Have a Good Trip Dick Jo
  2. Thought of a few more: The Magnificent Seven The Great Escape Spartacus The Wolf Man The Texas Chainsaw Massacre From Russia With Love Goldfinger The Kentucky Fried Movie Brazil This Is Spinal Tap Pee-Wee's Big Adventure Prince of Darkness The Road Warrior Conan the Barbarian Raiders of the Lost Ark Caddyshack
  3. I don't have any exact numbers like Bogie56 does, but I've seen all of these at least 5 times, some many more: Dracula (1931) Frankenstein (1931) Dr. Strangelove The Shining Goodfellas Taxi Driver Apocalypse Now Halloween (1978) Dawn of the Dead (1978) Evil Dead 2 Robocop (1987) Predator The Terminator Star Wars Big Trouble in Little China The Thing (1982) Airplane! Monty Python and the Holy Grail Raising Arizona Blade Runner Alien Aliens Videodrome Fo
  4. Horror of Dracula The Vikings One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest The Butcher Boy Winchester '73 Laura Now, Voyager The Seventh Victim Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? The Day the Earth Stood Still
  5. Zelig The Haunted Palace House of Wax A Shot in the Dark Fight Club Pickup on South Street I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang Awakenings Horse Feathers The Horse's Mouth
  6. The Dirty Dozen House on Haunted Hill The Hitch-Hiker The Long Riders All Quiet on the Western Front The Graduate Election All Through the Night Anchors Aweigh Invasion of the Body Snatchers
  7. Kiss of Death Miracle on 34th Street Marty David and Lisa Goldfinger Wild Strawberries Ed Wood Nashville Lust for Life The Wild Bunch
  8. 2020 was a rough year, to put it mildly, and new movies were a major casualty of the upheavals. I managed to see only a few with a 2020 release date, and most of those were unremarkable or worse. However, I do have a couple of lists from critic Steve Prokopy. While I usually disagree with his rankings, and even dislike a few of those he chooses, his lists still manage to include enough interesting titles to warrant a look, and from a wider variety of genres and countries than many of the leading critics. Here are his choices for 2020, in separate lists for narrative and documentaries. Nar
  9. I Vampiri (1957) Italy, Dir: Riccardo Freda - Hugely influential Gothic horror about a series of blood-draining murders that lead to an undead culprit. With Gianna Maria Canale, Carlo D'Angelo, and Paul Muller. This was the first Italian horror film of the sound era, and was a big hit, leading to a string of Italian Gothic horror films over the next decade. Mario Bava was the cinematographer, as well as writing and directing some scenes. Also released as Lust of the Vampire, and The Devil's Commandment. (7/10) Cave of the Living Dead (1964) West Germany, Dir: Akos Rathonyi
  10. I've watched a few foreign-language films over the past few weeks. Space Amoeba (1970) Japan, Dir: Ishiro Honda - A space probe returns to Earth after being invaded with alien particles that cause giant monsters to emerge on a remote island. A group scientists and reporters team up with the natives to try and stop the strange invaders. Featuring a giant octopus monster, a giant crab monster, and a giant turtle monster. Director Honda lends some his Godzilla expertise to this sub-par example of the kaiju genre, released in the US as Yog: Monster from Space. (5/10) Th
  11. Since I'm the only one (I think) to mention Nicolas Cage in a negative light on here recently, I feel I need to elaborate on the reason for my inclusion of him in my list of "bad" actors. One reason that Cage gets dragged as much as he does is precisely because he was once thought of as a good actor, an exciting performer, and known for unconventional choices. The movies listed above (Valley Girl, Red Rock West, Leaving Las Vegas, etc.) are all good (although I wasn't thrilled by National Treasure), and I even consider Raising Arizona among my top two or three favorite comedies ever made.
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  13. I inquired with someone who knows more on the subject and they said it sounds like an episode of Alfred Hitchcock Presents, but they, too, can't be certain. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0508248/?ref_=ttep_ep34
  14. It could also have been an episode of Thriller (1960-1962). I've seen every Twilight Zone and Outer Limits multiple times, and your description doesn't ring any bells. There are a few other shows it might be (One Step Beyond, The Veil) but I couldn't say for certain. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thriller_(American_TV_series)#Episodes
  15. Has anyone considered that it might be Sole Survivor (1970)?
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