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  • The Wild One

    The Wild One

    ★★★★½

    WHERE BRANDO GOT HIS STAR AND ELVIS GOT HIS SIDE-BURNS

    Iconic 1950's Movie that was Influential and Infuriated "Straights" of the Era.

    Considered Subversive, Communistic, and downright Trash, the Film was a Big Youth Hit and the rest as They say is "History".

    This is one of those Films that MUST be Viewed in Historical Context.

    There was Nothing quite Like it at the Time but there sure was a lot Like it After.

    Marlon Brando made His Mark with…

  • The Wild Bunch

    The Wild Bunch

    ★★★★★

    AS INFLUENTIAL AS ANY FILM

    One of the Best Westerns Ever.

    Certainly Changed the Face of Screen Violence Forever. Anyone who saw this at the Theater in 1969 Came Out of it with an Awe and Admiration for its Nervy "Newness".

    It Literally Took Your Breath Away.

    That Cannot Happen Today because of the Imitative Influence of its Now Clichéd Composition Style.

    This is a Classic in the True Sense (look up the definition of this overused term).

    It Turned…

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  • The Fall of the House of Usher

    The Fall of the House of Usher

    ★★★

    SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT

    Here is One that will Definitely Separate those that Say They are Movie Fans and those that ARE Film Fanatics.

    Film Historians, Scholars, and Buffs will No Doubt find this a Curiosity at Least and a Lost and Forgotten Piece of Surreal British Cinema at Best.

    It Cannot be Denied its Visual Appeal of Gothic, Old Dark House Ambiance. It has the Feel of a Film Made in the Transitional Period between the Silents and Talkies. It…

  • Small Soldiers

    Small Soldiers

    ★★★★

    "I LOVE THE SMELL OF POLYETHYLENE IN THE MORNING"

    Extremely Entertaining amalgamation of Toy Story (1995), Gremlins (1984), and the popular Kid Toys G.I. Joe, and Barbie.

    Director Joe Dante Loves In-Jokes and this one has plenty. The Anti-War stance (making the Commandos Psychopaths) is a welcome Non-PC take, The "Hero" Gorgonites are the Awkward, Pacifistic Conscientious Objector Types (who hide) and are "Born to Lose".

    All of these Political and Social Statements are really not that important because the…