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Journey into Fear (1943) July 7, 2014

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2014 #51

Presumably the title of this Orson Welles-guided picture refers to working with Hollywood studios.

The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (1976/1978) June 30, 2014

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2013 #61

I still have almost half-a-dozen reviews left to post from 2013, so here’s one of them — John Cassavetes’ “idiosyncratic thriller”.

Wallander: The Troubled Man (2013) June 21, 2014

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2014 #41

Sergio Leone’s intimate epic, reviewed in what is now its middle-length version.

Once Upon a Time in America (1984) June 15, 2014

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2013 #38

Sergio Leone’s intimate epic, reviewed in what is now its middle-length version.

Bicycle Thieves (1948) May 4, 2014

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2013 #63

For my 800th review, it’s the film Sight & Sound swiftly decided was the greatest of all time, and almost as swiftly changed their mind about.

The Box (2009) April 8, 2014

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2014 #26

Frank Langella wants to know if Cameron Diaz will push his button.

The UK TV premiere is tonight at 11:20pm on BBC One.

The Next Three Days (2010) April 6, 2014

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2014 #9

Prison Break: The Wannabe-Realistic Edition.

The UK TV premiere is on Channel 5 tonight at 10pm.

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