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  • Suburban Girl (2007)

    Sarah Michelle Gellar stars as Brett Eisenberg, an ambitious yet unconfident young New York assistant book editor living in the literary hotbed of Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Struggling to become a full-fledged editor, a task made harder after her mentor and boss is fired and replaced by Faye Falkner (Vanessa Branch), Brett meets the notorious and much older publishing playboy Archie Knox (Alec Baldwin). After spending time with him she realises how unhappy she is with her immature boyfriend Jed (Chris Carmack) and breaks off their relationship in order to pursue one with Archie.

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    Night Train to Mundo Fine (1966)

    In the film’s opening sequence, a young reporter asks a train engineer (Carradine) about three men—Griffin, Cook and Landis—who hopped his freight train years back. “He ran all the way to hell,” the engineer remarks about Griffin. The title sequence follows, and afterwards the film proper picks up.

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    Glen or Glenda (1953)

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    The film begins with a narrator, called The Scientist, making cryptic comments about humanity. He first comments that humanity’s constant search for the unknown, results in startling things coming to light. But most of these “new” discoveries are actually quite old, “the signs of the ages”. Later, the scene turns to the streets of a city, with the narrator commenting that each human has his/her own thoughts, ideas, and personality. He makes further comments on human life, while sounds accompany some comments. The cries of a newborn baby are followed by the sirens of an ambulance. One is a sign …

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    Monster a-Go Go (1965)

    The term go-go derives from the phrase “go-go-go” for a high-energy person,[4] and was influenced by the French expression à gogo, meaning “in abundance, galore”,[5] which is in turn derived from the ancient French word la gogue for “joy, happiness”.[6]

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    The Poughkeepsie Tapes (2007)

    When police raid a house in a city north of New York, they discover a profoundly disturbing record of one man’s ugly crimes. Investigators find over 800 videotapes shot by the killer which present a visual record of his murders in all their horrifying details. Both state and federal law enforcement teams sift through the gruesome images, looking for clues of his identity, the identity of his victims, and where he could have gone. Repeated viewings of the materials reveal little beyond the terrible facts of the crimes, and as the authorities comb through the madman’s images, they find the …

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    The Cure (1995)

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    Set in a small town of Stillwater, Minnesota, Erik (Brad Renfro) is an adolescent loner with a neglectful and selfish workaholic mother, Gail (Diana Scarwid) who hardly spends time with him. Dexter (Joseph Mazzello), who contracted AIDS through a blood transfusion, is Erik’s neighbor. Initially, Erik is put off by Dexter, but the two soon become good friends despite their differences. Erik seeks a family in Dexter and his congenial mother, Linda (Annabella Sciorra), due to his strained relationship with Gail, but keeps the friendship a secret from her, knowing that she won’t approve.

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    Charley Varrick (1973)

    Charley Varrick (Matthau) is a crop-duster and former stunt pilot by trade. The aging trailer-park dweller has clearly not been too successful. Together with three others, including his wife Nadine and edgy Harman Sullivan, a heavily disguised Varrick robs a small bank in Tres Cruces, New Mexico. During the robbery, two policemen and the fourth robber are killed and Nadine is mortally wounded.

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    The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949)

    The film is set in a live-action library divided by two animated shorts. The first segment, The Wind and the Willows is narrated by Basil Rathbone and followed by Bing Crosby narrating The Legend of Sleepy Hallow.

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    Night and the City (1950)

    The story tells of Harry Fabian (Richard Widmark), a two-bit hustler who dreams of the good life provided by money. He’s tried a lot of go-nowhere schemes but he has what he believes is a chance of a lifetime. He plans to take control of the professional wrestling game from promoter and underworld boss Kristo (Herbert Lom) by manipulating him through his father, the retired wrestling superstar Gregorius (Stanislaus Zbyszko).

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    Alice (1988)

    Alice appears to be in her bedroom, when a taxidermically stuffed rabbit comes to life and breaks out of its glass case. Alice follows the rabbit through the drawer of a desk into a cavern. She subsequently falls through a bucket and seemingly down an elevator shaft. Wonderland itself is a mix of drab household-like areas with incongruous relationships of space and size. The Queen’s execution sentences are carried out by the White Rabbit with a pair of scissors. At the film’s end, Alice wakes in her room, discovers that the rabbit is still missing from his glass case, and …

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