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On the Waterfront (1954) March 30, 2014

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2013 #104

Coulda been a contender…

On TCM UK tomorrow at 10:45am.

North by Northwest (1959) March 9, 2014

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2013 #81

Perhaps the definitive Hitchcock movie…

The Hitch-Hiker (1953) December 20, 2013

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2013 #57

Lesser-known noir from a female director.

The Seventh Seal (1957) December 19, 2013

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2013 #54

aka Det sjunde inseglet

A black-and-white art house meditation on Death in which men of war encounter the supernatural in a grim period of European history?

No, it’s not A Field in England again — but surely a film that inspired it…

Shane (1953) November 28, 2013

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2013 #52

In which the Western classic gets sold short.

It’s on Film4 today at 4:30pm.

Armored Car Robbery (1950) November 19, 2013

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2013 #8

A solid rather than exceptional film noir.

On Dangerous Ground (1952) October 25, 2013

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2013 #49

Snowbound film noir.

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