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  • Faces (1968)

    Posted in Drama

    The film, shot in cinéma vérité-style, depicts the final stages of the disintegrating marriage of a middle-aged couple. We are introduced to various groups and individuals the couple interacts with after the husband, Richard Forst’s (John Marley), sudden statement of his desire for a divorce. Afterwards, Richard spends the night in the company of brash businessmen and prostitutes, the wife with her middle-aged female friends and an aging, free-associating playboy they’ve picked up at a bar. The night proceeds as a series of tense conversations and confrontations occur, illustrating where the modern American lifestyle has failed to nourish the interests, …

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    A Man Called Horse (1970)

    The film is based on a short story by Dorothy M. Johnson, “A Man Called Horse”, published in 1950 in Collier’s magazine and again in 1968 in the Johnson’s book Indian Country. The basic story was used in a 1958 episode of the “Wagon Train” TV show. The episode title was “A Man Called Horse.” Partially spoken in Sioux, the film tells the history of an English aristocrat, John Morgan, who is captured by a Native American tribe.

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    Johnny Handsome (1989)

    John Sedley is a man with a disfigured face, mocked by others as “Johnny Handsome.” He and a friend are double-crossed by two accomplices in a crime, Sunny Boyd and her partner Rafe, and a judge sends Johnny to jail, where he vows to get even once he gets out.

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    Seed (2007)

    Posted in Horror

    As a boy, a reclusive and antisocial Sufferton resident, Max Seed, was disfigured in a school bus crash that killed everyone else involved in it. In 1973, Seed began torturing and murdering people, filming some of his victims starving to death in his locked basement, and ultimately racking up a bodycount of 666. In 1979, Seed is arrested by Detective Matt Bishop in a siege that claims the lives of five of Bishop’s fellow officers. Seed is sentenced to death by electric chair, and incarcerated on an island prison, where he is a model inmate, only acting out when he …

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    Five Million Years to Earth (1967)

    Workers building an extension to the London Underground at Hobbs End dig up skeletal remains. Palaeontologist Dr Matthew Roney (James Donald) is called in and deduces that they are the remnants of a group of apemen over five million years old, more ancient than any previous finds. One of Roney’s assistants uncovers part of a metallic object. Believing it to be an unexploded bomb, they call in an army bomb disposal team.

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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)

    Posted in Drama

    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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