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  • Mine Own Executioner

    Mine Own Executioner

    ★★½

    There is a deep and psychological story underneath, but I don't think they managed to get the most out of the material. Felt more like they went the sensationalized route, especially with that death ending. Expressive moment, but how much they managed to uncover and deal with his mental problems felt limited. Also from a story point.

  • Nuremberg Trials

    Nuremberg Trials

    ★★½

    One-hour digest of the Nuremberg Trials. You get a good introduction to the war criminals, samples of the damage they were responsible for, and you see their corpses once justice is served.

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  • 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…

  • 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…