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10. Penance (Kiyoshi Kurosawa, 2012)
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1. Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas (Arnaud des Pallières, 2013)
2. A Lady Takes a Chance (William A. Seiter, 1943)
3. Grigris (Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, 2013)
4. A Lover in Pawn (Victor Sjöström, 1920)
5. Fire Will Come (Olivier Laxe, 2019)
6. Honeymoon (Dan Sallitt, 1998)
7. DAU. Brave People (Ilya Khrzhanovsky & Aleksey Slusarchuk, 2020)
8. Ghost Strata (Ben Rivers, 2019)
9. The Crowd Roars (Howard Hawks, 1932)
10. Penance (Kiyoshi Kurosawa, 2012)
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26. Protocol-1984: 7/10
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1. Borat Subsequent Moviefilm-2020: 8/10
2. Fleshpot on 42nd Street-1973: 7/10
3. Greyhound-2020: 9/10
4. Playing with Fire-2019: 5/10
5. The Four Skulls of Jonathan Drake-1959: 7/10
6. Black Christmas-2019: 8/10
7. Primrose Path-1940: 8/10
8. Woman Wanted-1935: 7/10
9. The Pace That Thrills-1952: 7/10
10. It's Trad,. Dad!-1962: 6/10
11. The Girl from 10th Avenue-1935: 7/10
12. Blood Vessel-2019: 8/10
13. Guru, the Mad Monk-1970: 7/10
14. Company Business-1991: 7/10
15. While the Patient Sleeps-1935: 7/10
16. The Smiling Ghost-1941: 8/10
17. Private Parts-1997: 9/10
18. Tremors: Shrieker Island-2020: 8/10
19. Racket Busters-1938: 6/10
20. San Quentin-1937: 7/10
21. Dear White People-2014: 8/10
22. Target Zero-1955: 7/10
23. The Perfection-2018: 8/10
24. The Rental-2020: 7/10
25. Lost Boundaries-1949: 7/10
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44. 3.5* - Girl's Revenge [Ha Luo Shao Nu] by Weica Wang (2020)

Films about bullying aren't that uncommon, but this one promised to mix in some thriller/revenge elements, so I was pretty interested to see how Taiwan would handle that. Taiwan isn't really known for its overly edgy cinema and that's exactly what this film ends up missing. Either some extra grit or a bigger commitment to the drama would've made this into a real masterpiece. Yun-heng transfers to a new school after a rather nasty incident, there she befriends Li-chia. Ke-chien is also trying to butter up to Yun-heng, but her attempts feel shallow and dishonest. Yun-heng and Li-chia quickly become best friends, but when they go to a party together Li-chia ends up having sex with a boy, the next day a video surfaces online. The cinematography is extremely stylish and performances are great across the board. The soundtrack is pretty atmospheric too, it's just the plot that feels a little toothless. The film's a bit too sweet and polished for the revenge to have a major impact. I think it would've been better if they'd just gone full drama. Director Weica Wang shows a lot of promise though, looking forward to her next film.

Finally some good films
01. 1.5* - The Harvest by John McNaughton (2013)
02. 3.5* - Nobody Sleeps in the Woods Tonight [W Lesie Dzis Nie Zasnie Nikt] by Bartosz M. Kowalski (2020)
03. 2.0* - Wedding Bells for the Otaku? [Demo, Kekkon Shitai! ~BL Mangaka no Kojirase~] by Chimura Toshimitsu (2017)
04. 4.0* - High & Low: The Movie 3 - Final Miss by Shigeaki Kubo, Tsuyoshi Nakakuki (2017)
05. 2.0* - I, Pastafari: A Flying Spaghetti Monster Story by Michael Arthur (2019)
06. 3.0* - Come Play by Jacob Chase (2020)
07. 3.5* - Taro the Dragon Boy [Tatsu no Ko Tarô] by Kirio Urayama (1979)
08. 2.5* - His House by Remi Weekes (2020)
09. 3.0* - Menendez: The Day of the Lord [Menendez Parte 1: El Día del Señor] by Santiago Alvarado Ilarri (2020)
10. 2.0* - Wolf by Michael Jones (2017)
11. 2.0* - All the King's Men [Tian Xia Di Yi] by King Hu (1983)
12. 3.5* - Kindred by Joe Marcantonio (2020)
13. 3.0* - Juliet, Naked by Jesse Peretz (2018)
14. 3.5* - Insanity [Bou Fung Yue] by Kwong-yiu Lee (2014)
15. 3.5* - Top Knot Detective by Aaron McCann, Dominic Pearce (2017)
16. 3.0* - Triggered by Alastair Orr (2020)
17. 3.5* - The Mimic [Jang-san-beom] by Jung Huh (2017)
18. 3.5* - The Professor by Wayne Roberts (2018)
19. 4.0* - Possessor by Brandon Cronenberg (2020)
20. 3.0* - 2067 by Seth Larney (2020)
21. 2.5* - Tokyo Living Dead Idol [Tôkyô Ribingu Deddo Aidoru] by Yûki Kumagai (2018)
22. 3.5* - Goldbuster [Yao Ling Ling] by Sandra Kwan Yue Ng (2017)
23. 3.0* - Legend of the Eight Samurai [Satomi Hakken-den] by Kinji Fukasaku (1983)
24. 3.0* - All the Wrong Spies [Wo Ai Ye Lai Xiang] by Teddy Robin Kwan (1983)
25. 3.5* - Not Quite Dead Yet [Ichido Shinde Mita] by Shinji Hamasaki (2020)
26. 3.0* - Richard Jewell by Clint Eastwood (2019)
27. 2.5* - Vanguard by Stanley Tong (2020)
28. 3.0* - The 3rd Eye 2 [Mata Batin 2] by Rocky Soraya (2019)
29. 3.0* - Buddy Games by Josh Duhamel (2019)
30. 3.0* - Blind by Marcel Walz (2019)
31. 3.5* - Eternity [Éternité] by Anh Hung Tran (2016)
32. 3.0* - Hero by Masayuki Suzuki (2015)
33. 3.5* - Mortal [Torden] by André Øvredal (2020)
34. 3.5* - Ode to Joy by Jason Winer (2019)
35. 3.5* - The Blade of Wind by Zhou Zhong (2020)
36. 3.0* - Love Undercover [Sun Jaat Si Mui] by Joe Ma (2002)
37. 2.5* - Glass House by Daniel Sackheim (2001)
38. 3.0* - Century of the Dragon [Lung Joi Bin Yuen] by Clarence Yiu-leung Fok (1999)
39. 3.5* - Deathcember by various (2019)
40. 3.5* - Pika*nchi Life Is Hard Dakedo Happy by Yukihiko Tsutsumi (2002)
41. 3.5* - Pledge by Daniel Robbins (2018)
xx. 3.5* - Kalanchoe [Karankoe no Hana] by Shun Nakagawa (2017)
42. 3.0* - Concrete Plans by Will Jewell (2020)
43. 3.0* - Duel of the Iron Fist [Da Jue Dou] by Cheh Chang (1971)
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27. Espionage Agent-1939: 4/10
Spoiler
1. Borat Subsequent Moviefilm-2020: 8/10
2. Fleshpot on 42nd Street-1973: 7/10
3. Greyhound-2020: 9/10
4. Playing with Fire-2019: 5/10
5. The Four Skulls of Jonathan Drake-1959: 7/10
6. Black Christmas-2019: 8/10
7. Primrose Path-1940: 8/10
8. Woman Wanted-1935: 7/10
9. The Pace That Thrills-1952: 7/10
10. It's Trad,. Dad!-1962: 6/10
11. The Girl from 10th Avenue-1935: 7/10
12. Blood Vessel-2019: 8/10
13. Guru, the Mad Monk-1970: 7/10
14. Company Business-1991: 7/10
15. While the Patient Sleeps-1935: 7/10
16. The Smiling Ghost-1941: 8/10
17. Private Parts-1997: 9/10
18. Tremors: Shrieker Island-2020: 8/10
19. Racket Busters-1938: 6/10
20. San Quentin-1937: 7/10
21. Dear White People-2014: 8/10
22. Target Zero-1955: 7/10
23. The Perfection-2018: 8/10
24. The Rental-2020: 7/10
25. Lost Boundaries-1949: 7/10
26. Protocol-1984: 7/10
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1. Angie X AKA MDMA (2017) 3/10 Honestly, Paolo Sorrentino did a better job talking about MDMA in a very short scene in LORO. HOOPLA
2. The Operative (2019) 5/10 HOOPLA
3. Arranged (2007) 5.5/10 HOOPLA
4. Lila dit ça (2004) 1/10 HOOPLA
5. Sightless (2020) 3/10 HOOPLA
6. 2 Nights till morning AKA 2 yötä aamuun (2015) 5/10 HOOPLA
7. Sport de filles (2011) 1/10 HOOPLA
8. Waking Sleeping Beauty (2009) 6/10 Disney+
9. Sweet, Sweet Lonely Girl (2016) 5/10 SHUDDER
10. Axolotl Overkill (2017) KANOPY
11. Lady and the Tramp (2019) 5.7/10 DISNEY+
12. Disclosure: Trans Lives on Screen (2020) 6/10 NETFLIX
13. Slay the Dragon (2019) 6/10
14. La vita davanti a sé / The Life Ahead (2020) 6/10 NETFLIX
15. Stargirl (2020) 6/10 DISNEY+
16. Home Alone 3 (1997) DISNEY + 5/10
17. The Strongest Man in the World (1975) 3/10 DISNEY+
18. Secret Society of Second-Born Royals (2020) AKA Secret Society of Second Born Royals Year 2/10 DISNEY+
19. High School Musical 2 (2007) 2/10 (Definitely the worst in the series by far)
20. The Social Dilemma (2020) 6/10 See The Great Hack instead.
21. Ammonite (2020) 6/10
22. The Mortuary Collection (2019) 3/10
23. Haunt (2019)
24. Beverly Hills Chihuahua (2008) 6/10
25. My Letter to the World (2017) 7/10 Emily Dickinson documentary that offers some “new” information.
26. Crazy, Not Insane (2020) 8/10 highly recommend new doc from Alex Gibney
27. Belushi (2020) 5/10
28. Uncle Frank (2020) 8/10
29. Feels Good Man (2020) 6/10
30. Belly of the Beast (2020) 7/10
31. Scream, Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street (2019) 7/10
32. Small Axe: Mangrove (2020) Steve McQueen - pretty good
33. Beginning (2020) 2/10
34. Black Bear (2020) 7.5/10
35. Uncle Frank (2020) 8/10 Saw it twice, but am only going to log it once.
36. Un triomphe / The Big Hit (2020) 6/10
37. Shakespeare's Sh*tstorm (2020)
38. Frenemies (2012) 5.5/10
39. Death of a Telemarketer (2020) 6/10
40. Leap of Faith: William Friedkin on The Exorcist (2019) 8/10
41.Darling (2015) 5/10
42. Nuevo orden/New Order (2020) 7/10
43. Mank (2020) 6/10
44. Gli anni più belli AKA The Best Years AKA The Most Beautiful Years (2020) 10/10
45. Dorogie tovarishchi / Dear Comrades (2020) 6/10
46. A Bluebird in My Heart (2018) 5/10
47. Starfish (2018) 5/10
48. Blue My Mind (2017) 6/10 I saw part of this at a German film festival and was unable to finish it due to a conflict with another screening. Glad I checked it out again and was not prepared for where the story was going to go.
49. Body Bags (1993) 7/10 Interesting and well-done horror shorts.
50. The Beach House (2019) 5/10
51. Creepshow Animated Special (2020) 4/10
52. Happiest Season (2020) 7/10
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28. The Trigger Effect-1996: 8/10
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1. Borat Subsequent Moviefilm-2020: 8/10
2. Fleshpot on 42nd Street-1973: 7/10
3. Greyhound-2020: 9/10
4. Playing with Fire-2019: 5/10
5. The Four Skulls of Jonathan Drake-1959: 7/10
6. Black Christmas-2019: 8/10
7. Primrose Path-1940: 8/10
8. Woman Wanted-1935: 7/10
9. The Pace That Thrills-1952: 7/10
10. It's Trad,. Dad!-1962: 6/10
11. The Girl from 10th Avenue-1935: 7/10
12. Blood Vessel-2019: 8/10
13. Guru, the Mad Monk-1970: 7/10
14. Company Business-1991: 7/10
15. While the Patient Sleeps-1935: 7/10
16. The Smiling Ghost-1941: 8/10
17. Private Parts-1997: 9/10
18. Tremors: Shrieker Island-2020: 8/10
19. Racket Busters-1938: 6/10
20. San Quentin-1937: 7/10
21. Dear White People-2014: 8/10
22. Target Zero-1955: 7/10
23. The Perfection-2018: 8/10
24. The Rental-2020: 7/10
25. Lost Boundaries-1949: 7/10
26. Protocol-1984: 7/10
27. Espionage Agent-1939: 4/10
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1. Hell House LLC (2015) - 3/10
2. Barbie: Dolphin Magic (2017) - 4/10
3. Crumbs (2015) - 6/10
4. Pili (2017) - 8/10
5. Kanyamakan (2014) - 7/10
6. Chokeslam (2016) - 7/10
7. Antes que cante el gallo (2016) - 7/10
8. Abzurdah (2015) - 7/10
9. UIO: Sácame a Pasear (2016) - 3/10
10. Barbie Dreamtopia: Festival of Fun (2017) - 4/10
11. Alice in Wonderland (1999) - 10/10 (rewatch)
12. Otvergnutye (2018) - 7/10 (first check)
13. Dinotopia (2002) - 10/10 (rewatch)
14. Hideous Kinky (1998) - 4/10
15. Kevade (1969) - 7/10
16. Delegacioni (2018) - 7/10
17. Sia, le rêve du python (2001) - 7/10
18. Sieben Sommersprossen (1978) - 9/10
19. Tale of the Mummy (1998) - 3/10
20. Hell House LLC II: The Abaddon Hotel (2018) - 3/10
21. Hell House LLC III: Lake of Fire (2019) - 1/10
22. The Hayseeds (1934) - 6/10
23. The Frog Prince (1986) - 6/10
24. Five on a Treasure Island (1957) - 7/10
25. Ronja Rövardotter (1984) - 9/10
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Day 25:


168. Spring Meeting (1941, Walter C. Mycroft) - 5/10
--- Doesn't quite nail it, but I still had fun with this British/Irish family dysfunction. Much to do with me loving Margaret Rutherford. Such a character! To think this was 20 years before she did the Miss Marple films, and she already looked like that!


169. The Parson of Panamint (1941, William C. McGann) - 6/10 - FIRST CHECK!
--- This was a unexpected minor surprise. A western drama where a preacher shows the human compassion religion is supposed to stand for. Unfortunately, capitalists in town want his philosophy out of town. And out of that comes a rather entertaining drama with plenty of wild west bits. I wouldn't have minded a more dynamic leading man, but to be fair, Phillip Terry was the peaceful soul needed to make the preacher character work. For more lively personalities, you had Charles Ruggles doing his thing, along with a interesting gambling house head in Joseph Schildkraut. 1941 wasn't exactly filled with great western movies, so this one is up there for the year.


170. San Antonio Rose (1941, Charles Lamont) - 5/10
--- What I loved about San Antonio Rose (1941) was them teaming Lon Chaney Jr. & Shemp Howard as a slapstick duo! Were they auditioning Chaney for a gig in The Three Stooges? A good thing they never picked him up, for he absolutely abused Shemp with those bitch slaps!


171. Last of the Duanes (1941, James Tinling) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
--- Opened rather good, establishing the situation effectively. The follow-up was too standard to engage in the same manner. Perfectly fine for a George Montgomery B-western, but not a stand-out.


172. Swing It Soldier (1941, Harold Young) - 4/10
--- Plot drowns in musical number. No big loss, the plot was uninteresting. Thankfully some of the show bits were class. Had to be with Frances Langford there.


173. Kaptein Sabeltann og den magiske diamant [Captain Sabertooth and the Magic Diamond] (2019, Marit Moum Aune & Rasmus A. Sivertsen) - 4/10
--- For those Norwegians who's familiar with this pirate. The rest won't care.


174. Alien Xmas (2020, Stephen Chiodo) - 3/10
--- Potential was there for this Alien Xmas (2020), but it didn't take enough advantage of the moments it had.


175. The Stork Pays Off (1941, Lew Landers) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
--- Goofy mugs run the nursery. Maxie Rosenbloom was on form getting fooled by these kids, but the romance between Victor Jory and Rochelle Hudson was almost off-putting. Liked it for Maxie.


176. Melody Lane (1941, Charles Lamont) - 3/10
--- More about the songs than the plot or comic input. Harmless, but very forgettable when the harmony is not your thing.

Spoiler
1. Gas House Kids (1946, Sam Newfield) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
2. Criminal Court (1946, Robert Wise) - 5/10
3. Wife Wanted (1946, Phil Karlson) - 5/10
4. Curious George: Go West, Go Wild (2020, Michael LaBash) - 2/10 - FIRST CHECK!
5. Drømmebyggerne [Dreambuilders] (2020, Kim Hagen Jensen & Tonni Zinck) - 5/10
6. Alias Mr. Twilight (1946, John Sturges) - 4/10
7. The Perfect Marriage (1946, Lewis Allen) - 5/10
8. Magnificent Doll (1946, Frank Borzage) - 4/10
9. Two Years Before the Mast (1946, John Farrow) - 6/10
10. Never Say Goodbye (1946, James V. Kern) - 6/10
11. My Reputation (1946, Curtis Bernhardt) - 6/10
12. Fiksiki: Bolshoy sekret [The Fixies: Top Secret] (2017, Vasiko Bedoshvili, Andrey Kolpin & Ivan Pshonkin) - 3/10
13. Octonauts & the Great Barrier Reef (2020, Blair Simmons) - 2/10 - FIRST CHECK!
14. Monsieur Beaucaire (1946, George Marshall) - 6/10
15. Children on Trial (1946, Jack Lee) - 5/10
16. Night Boat to Dublin (1946, Lawrence Huntington) - 7/10
17. Two Smart People (1946, Jules Dassin) - 5/10
18. Three Wise Fools (1946, Edward Buzzell) - 5/10
19. Courage of Lassie (1946, Fred M. Wilcox) - 5/10
20. Appointment with Crime (1946, John Harlow) - 6/10
21. Up Goes Maisie (1946, Harry Beaumont) - 5/10
22. The Hoodlum Saint (1946, Norman Taurog) - 5/10
23. Two Guys from Milwaukee (1946, David Butler) - 6/10
24. Little Giant (1946, William A. Seiter) - 6/10
25. They Knew Mr. Knight (1946, Norman Walker) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
26. Shadowed (1946, John Sturges) - 4/10
27. The Bachelor's Daughters (1946, Andrew L. Stone) - 6/10 - FIRST CHECK!
28. The Return of Monte Cristo (1946, Henry Levin) - 5/10
29. Breakfast in Hollywood (1946, Harold D. Schuster) - 4/10
30. Quiet Weekend (1946, Harold French) - 4/10
31. The Well Groomed Bride (1946, Sidney Lanfield) - 5/10
32. Three Little Girls in Blue (1946, H. Bruce Humberstone & John Brahm) - 4/10
33. The Bride Wore Boots (1946, Irving Pichel) - 4/10
34. Rendezvous with Annie (1946, Allan Dwan) - 6/10
35. Send for Paul Temple (1946, John Argyle) - 4/10
36. The Show-Off (1946, Harry Beaumont) - 6/10
37. The Bandit of Sherwood Forest (1946, Henry Levin & George Sherman) - 5/10
38. The Walls Came Tumbling Down (1946, Lothar Mendes) - 6/10
39. The Cockeyed Miracle (1946, S. Sylvan Simon) - 6/10
40. The Time of Their Lives (1946, Charles Barton) - 7/10
41. The Laughing Lady (1946, Paul L. Stein) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
42. King of the Forest Rangers (1946, Spencer Gordon Bennet & Fred C. Brannon) - 5/10 - FIRST CHECK!
43. Daughter of Don Q (1946, Spencer Gordon Bennet & Fred C. Brannon) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
44. Dark Alibi (1946, Phil Karlson) - 6/10
45. Shadows Over Chinatown (1946, Terry O. Morse) - 5/10
46. Dangerous Money (1946, Terry O. Morse) - 4/10
47. The Trap (1946, Howard Bretherton) - 4/10
48. Tangier (1946, George Waggner) - 4/10
49. A Close Call for Boston Blackie (1946, Lew Landers) - 5/10
50. The Phantom Thief (1946, D. Ross Lederman) - 4/10
51. Boston Blackie and the Law (1946, D. Ross Lederman) - 5/10
52. The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run (2020, Tim Hill) - 7/10
53. Bigfoot Family (2020, Jeremy Degruson & Ben Stassen) - 4/10
54. Blondie's Lucky Day (1946, Abby Berlin) - 5/10
55. Blondie Knows Best (1946, Abby Berlin) - 5/10
56. Mysterious Intruder (1946, William Castle) - 6/10
57. The Secret of the Whistler (1946, George Sherman) - 5/10
58. Smooth as Silk (1946, Charles Barton) - 5/10
59. The Wife of Monte Cristo (1946, Edgar G. Ulmer) - 4/10
60. The Mysterious Mr. Valentine (1946, Philip Ford) - 4/10
61. George in Civvy Street (1946, Marcel Varnel) - 5/10
62. Lady Chaser (1946, Sam Newfield) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
63. The Inner Circle (1946, Philip Ford) - 4/10
64. Claudia and David (1946, Walter Lang) - 5/10
65. Traffic in Crime (1946, Lesley Selander) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
66. The Madonna's Secret (1946, Wilhelm Thiele) - 6/10
67. Joe Palooka, Champ (1946, Reginald Le Borg) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
68. Gentleman Joe Palooka (1946, Cy Endfield) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
69. Terror by Night (1946, Roy William Neill) - 6/10
70. Dressed to Kill (1946, Roy William Neill) - 6/10
71. Dick Tracy vs. Cueball (1946, Gordon Douglas) - 5/10
72. Dangerous Millions (1946, James Tinling) - 4/10
73. Theirs Is the Glory (1946, Brian Desmond Hurst) - 4/10
74. The Way We Live (1946, Jill Craigie) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
75. Swamp Fire (1946, William H. Pine) - 4/10
76. The Last Crooked Mile (1946, Philip Ford) - 5/10
77. Step by Step (1946, Phil Rosen) - 4/10
78. Meet Me on Broadway (1946, Leigh Jason) - 4/10
79. Sentimental Journey (1946, Walter Lang) - 6/10
80. The Spider Woman Strikes Back (1946, Arthur Lubin) - 4/10
81. One Way to Love (1946, Ray Enright) - 5/10 - FIRST CHECK!
82. The Fabulous Suzanne (1946, Steve Sekely) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
83. If I'm Lucky (1946, Lewis Seiler) - 5/10
84. Riverboat Rhythm (1946, Leslie Goodwins) - 4/10
85. No Leave, No Love (1946, Charles Martin) - 6/10
86. Little Mister Jim (1946, Fred Zinnemann) - 4/10
87. Men of Two Worlds (1946, Thorold Dickinson) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
88. Perilous Holiday (1946, Edward H. Griffith) - 5/10
89. Cross My Heart (1946, John Berry) - 6/10
90. Swell Guy (1946, Frank Tuttle) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
91. Teheran (1946, William Freshman & Giacomo Gentilomo) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
92. The Magnificent Rogue (1946, Albert S. Rogell) - 3/10
93. Sing While You Dance (1946, D. Ross Lederman) - 4/10
94. Talk About a Lady (1946, George Sherman) - 3/10
95. Avalanche (1946, Irving Allen) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
96. Bringing Up Father (1946, Edward F. Cline) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
97. The Unknown (1946, Henry Levin) - 5/10
98. The Truth About Murder (1946, Lew Landers) - 4/10
99. The Catman of Paris (1946, Lesley Selander) - 4/10
100. Affairs of Geraldine (1946, George Blair) - 5/10 - FIRST CHECK!
101. Tumbleweed Trail (1946, Robert Emmett Tansey) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
102. Sheriff of Redwood Valley (1946, R.G. Springsteen) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
103. Singin' in the Corn (1946, Del Lord) - 5/10
104. Strangler of the Swamp (1946, Frank Wisbar) - 5/10
105. The Devil's Mask (1946, Henry Levin) - 4/10
106. Son of the Guardsman (1946, Derwin Abrahams) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
107. Leonardo da Vinci (1952, Luciano Emmer & Enrico Gras) - 2/10 - FIRST CHECK!
108. Picasso (1954, Luciano Emmer) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
109. The Agitator (1945, John Harlow) - 3/10
110. The World Owes Me a Living (1945, Vernon Sewell) - 3/10
111. Rockin' in the Rockies (1945, Vernon Keays) - 5/10
112. Night Club Girl (1945, Edward F. Cline) - 4/10
113. Great Stagecoach Robbery (1945, Lesley Selander) - 5/10 - FIRST CHECK!
114. Phantom of the Plains (1945, Lesley Selander) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
115. Jungle Raiders (1945, Lesley Selander) - 5/10 - FIRST CHECK!
116. Secrets of a Sorority Girl (1945, Frank Wisbar & Lew Landers) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
117. Gangs of the Waterfront (1945, George Blair) - 4/10
118. The Beautiful Cheat (1945, Charles Barton) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
119. Renegades of the Rio Grande (1945, Howard Bretherton) - 4/10
120. Action Is Not Missing (1987, Angel Labra) - 4/10
121. Rationing (1944, Willis Goldbeck) - 5/10
122. Lake Placid Serenade (1944, Steve Sekely) - 5/10
123. Music in Manhattan (1944, John H. Auer) - 4/10
124. Alaska (1944, George Archainbaud) - 4/10
125. Ever Since Venus (1944, Arthur Dreifuss) - 5/10
126. Take It Big (1944, Frank McDonald) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
127. Take It or Leave It (1944, Benjamin Stoloff) - 3/10
128. The Lego Star Wars Holiday Special (2020, Ken Cunningham) - 4/10
129. Hat Check Honey (1944, Edward F. Cline) - 4/10
130. Jamboree (1944, Joseph Santley) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
131. Hi, Beautiful (1944, Leslie Goodwins) - 5/10 - FIRST CHECK!
132. Goodnight, Sweetheart (1944, Joseph Santley) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
133. Three Little Sisters (1944, Joseph Santley) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
134. My Gal Loves Music (1944, Edward C. Lilley) - 4/10
135. The Girl in the Case (1944, William Berke) - 5/10 - FIRST CHECK!
136. Sheriff of Las Vegas (1944, Lesley Selander) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
137. The Hundred Pound Window (1944, Brian Desmond Hurst) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
138. Theatre Royal (1943, John Baxter) - 6/10 - FIRST CHECK!
139. Somewhere on Leave (1943, John E. Blakeley) - 5/10
140. My Kingdom for a Cook (1943, Richard Wallace) - 4/10
141. Two Tickets to London (1943, Edwin L. Marin) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
142. Marching On! (1943, Spencer Williams) - 2/10
143. Is Everybody Happy? (1943, Charles Barton) - 4/10
144. O, My Darling Clementine (1943, Frank McDonald) - 4/10
145. Two Señoritas from Chicago (1943, Frank Woodruff) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
146. Dixie Dugan (1943, Otto Brower) - 4/10
147. Good Morning, Judge (1943, Jean Yarbrough) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
148. Pistol Packin' Mama (1943, Frank Woodruff) - 5/10 - FIRST CHECK!
149. Get Going (1943, Jean Yarbrough) - 4/10
150. How's About It? (1943, Erle C. Kenton) - 4/10
151. Gals, Incorporated (1943, Leslie Goodwins) - 5/10
152. She's for Me (1943, Reginald Le Borg) - 4/10
153. Follow the Band (1943, Jean Yarbrough) - 4/10
154. Days of Old Cheyenne (1943, Elmer Clifton) - 5/10 - FIRST CHECK!
155. Butch Minds the Baby (1942, Albert S. Rogell) - 5/10 - FIRST CHECK!
156. Two Yanks in Trinidad (1942, Gregory Ratoff) - 5/10 - FIRST CHECK!
157. Somewhere in Camp (1942, John E. Blakeley) - 3/10
158. Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch (1942, Ralph Murphy) - 5/10 - FIRST CHECK!
159. Canal Zone (1942, Lew Landers) - 4/10
160. The Spirit of Stanford (1942, Charles Barton) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
161. Moonlight Masquerade (1942, John H. Auer) - 4/10
162. Queen of Broadway (1942, Sam Newfield) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
163. Almost Married (1942, Charles Lamont) - 4/10
164. Med dej i mina armar [With You in My Arms] (1940, Hasse Ekman) - 3/10
165. Busses Roar (1942, D. Ross Lederman) - 4/10
166. Border Roundup (1942, Sam Newfield) - 3/10
167. Rolling Down the Great Divide (1942, Sam Newfield) - 2/10 - FIRST CHECK!
168. Spring Meeting (1941, Walter C. Mycroft) - 5/10
169. The Parson of Panamint (1941, William C. McGann) - 6/10 - FIRST CHECK!
170. San Antonio Rose (1941, Charles Lamont) - 5/10
171. Last of the Duanes (1941, James Tinling) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
172. Swing It Soldier (1941, Harold Young) - 4/10
173. Kaptein Sabeltann og den magiske diamant [Captain Sabertooth and the Magic Diamond] (2019, Marit Moum Aune & Rasmus A. Sivertsen) - 4/10
174. Alien Xmas (2020, Stephen Chiodo) - 3/10
175. The Stork Pays Off (1941, Lew Landers) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
176. Melody Lane (1941, Charles Lamont) - 3/10
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45. 3.5* - The Kiss [Seppun] by Kunitoshi Manda (2007)

A film that reminded me a lot of Kim Ki-duk's Breath, though rendered as a more traditional Japanese crime drama. It's a film about a woman who falls in love with a ruthless killer after having seen his arrest on television. Strange as this may sound, it's not at all unrealistic (just look at Ted Bundy's popularity). Kyoko is a mousy woman. Her colleagues take advantage of her, she doesn't have any friends or family and spends her days going through the same routines. When she sees how Sakaguchi is taken into custody, a man who murdered a family of three and then mediatized his arrest, she feels a sudden sense of familiarity. The presentation is somewhat dry, but good performances of Eiko Koike and Etsushi Toyokawa make all the difference. They give life to two rather unlikable characters and make their actions believable, though no easy answers are offered. Solid drama, an intriguing premise and two fine actors make for a good film.

Finally some good films
01. 1.5* - The Harvest by John McNaughton (2013)
02. 3.5* - Nobody Sleeps in the Woods Tonight [W Lesie Dzis Nie Zasnie Nikt] by Bartosz M. Kowalski (2020)
03. 2.0* - Wedding Bells for the Otaku? [Demo, Kekkon Shitai! ~BL Mangaka no Kojirase~] by Chimura Toshimitsu (2017)
04. 4.0* - High & Low: The Movie 3 - Final Miss by Shigeaki Kubo, Tsuyoshi Nakakuki (2017)
05. 2.0* - I, Pastafari: A Flying Spaghetti Monster Story by Michael Arthur (2019)
06. 3.0* - Come Play by Jacob Chase (2020)
07. 3.5* - Taro the Dragon Boy [Tatsu no Ko Tarô] by Kirio Urayama (1979)
08. 2.5* - His House by Remi Weekes (2020)
09. 3.0* - Menendez: The Day of the Lord [Menendez Parte 1: El Día del Señor] by Santiago Alvarado Ilarri (2020)
10. 2.0* - Wolf by Michael Jones (2017)
11. 2.0* - All the King's Men [Tian Xia Di Yi] by King Hu (1983)
12. 3.5* - Kindred by Joe Marcantonio (2020)
13. 3.0* - Juliet, Naked by Jesse Peretz (2018)
14. 3.5* - Insanity [Bou Fung Yue] by Kwong-yiu Lee (2014)
15. 3.5* - Top Knot Detective by Aaron McCann, Dominic Pearce (2017)
16. 3.0* - Triggered by Alastair Orr (2020)
17. 3.5* - The Mimic [Jang-san-beom] by Jung Huh (2017)
18. 3.5* - The Professor by Wayne Roberts (2018)
19. 4.0* - Possessor by Brandon Cronenberg (2020)
20. 3.0* - 2067 by Seth Larney (2020)
21. 2.5* - Tokyo Living Dead Idol [Tôkyô Ribingu Deddo Aidoru] by Yûki Kumagai (2018)
22. 3.5* - Goldbuster [Yao Ling Ling] by Sandra Kwan Yue Ng (2017)
23. 3.0* - Legend of the Eight Samurai [Satomi Hakken-den] by Kinji Fukasaku (1983)
24. 3.0* - All the Wrong Spies [Wo Ai Ye Lai Xiang] by Teddy Robin Kwan (1983)
25. 3.5* - Not Quite Dead Yet [Ichido Shinde Mita] by Shinji Hamasaki (2020)
26. 3.0* - Richard Jewell by Clint Eastwood (2019)
27. 2.5* - Vanguard by Stanley Tong (2020)
28. 3.0* - The 3rd Eye 2 [Mata Batin 2] by Rocky Soraya (2019)
29. 3.0* - Buddy Games by Josh Duhamel (2019)
30. 3.0* - Blind by Marcel Walz (2019)
31. 3.5* - Eternity [Éternité] by Anh Hung Tran (2016)
32. 3.0* - Hero by Masayuki Suzuki (2015)
33. 3.5* - Mortal [Torden] by André Øvredal (2020)
34. 3.5* - Ode to Joy by Jason Winer (2019)
35. 3.5* - The Blade of Wind by Zhou Zhong (2020)
36. 3.0* - Love Undercover [Sun Jaat Si Mui] by Joe Ma (2002)
37. 2.5* - Glass House by Daniel Sackheim (2001)
38. 3.0* - Century of the Dragon [Lung Joi Bin Yuen] by Clarence Yiu-leung Fok (1999)
39. 3.5* - Deathcember by various (2019)
40. 3.5* - Pika*nchi Life Is Hard Dakedo Happy by Yukihiko Tsutsumi (2002)
41. 3.5* - Pledge by Daniel Robbins (2018)
xx. 3.5* - Kalanchoe [Karankoe no Hana] by Shun Nakagawa (2017)
42. 3.0* - Concrete Plans by Will Jewell (2020)
43. 3.0* - Duel of the Iron Fist [Da Jue Dou] by Cheh Chang (1971)
44. 3.5* - Girl's Revenge [Ha Luo Shao Nu] by Weica Wang (2020)
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Continuing to stay in Mexico:

The UnOfficial Story
1. The Book of Stone (1969)
2. Chosen Survivors (1974)
3. The Devil's Rain (1975)
4. Darker Than Night (1975)
5. Come Out and Play (2012)
6. Tigers Are Not Afraid (2017)
7. Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020)
8. Here Comes the Devil (2012)
9. The Killing Room (2009)
10. Megan is Missing (2011)
11. The Devil's Candy (2015)
12. Europa Report (2013)
13. The Dead Pit (1989)
14. Witchboard (1986)
15. Ben is Back (2018)
16. Swallow (2019)
17. Sisters (2006)
18. Ticks (1993)
19. Cam (2018)
20. Host (2020)
21. Fear (1996)
22. Night Falls (1952)
23. DeadHeads (2011)
24. The Collection (2012)
25. Aunt Alejandra (1979)
26. Antiviral (2012)
27. Absentia (2011)
28. Baghead (2008)
29. Monster with a Thousand Heads (2015)
30. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019)
31. Guyana -- Crime of the Century (1979)
32. The Lost (2006)
33. Revenge (2017)
34. Prevenge (2016)
35. The Drifter in The Rain (1968)
36. The Incredible Invasion (1971)
37. Satanic Pandemonium (1975)
38. Eye for an Eye (1971)

39. I Wish, I Wish (2016)

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This benefits from a decent premise and there are some creepy moments thanks to the smallest of details like taunting sound effects in the game. There is also some decent gore. The film does not play up its best hand though. The most striking element is the ironic ways in which their wishes are granted (fame wish results infamy) a la Wishmaster, but far more time is dedicated though to them discussing what to do and having petty arguments.
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104. La loba a.k.a. The She-Wolf (1965)
This was a pretty solid werewolf flick from Mexico featuring a lovely young woman cursed with lycanthropy and the doctor who attempts to save her. There's also a cool dog. I approve.

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105. Ruben Brandt, a gyujto a.k.a. Ruben Brandt, Collector (2018)
Fun with an interesting modern art aesthetic, Ruben Brandt, Collector whisks us through it's art heist setup while it's central detective attempts to discover who's behind it all. The plot really isn't anything special, but I do have a soft spot for heist films in general as well as visually unique animation. As a result, I still enjoyed it even though by the end, I didn't feel like it had left much of a lasting impression.

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106. The Case Against Brooklyn (1958)
This flat, lifeless noir follows fresh-faced undercover cops as they attempt to bring down a grafting operation within the police department. It's an earlier film from director Paul Wendkos who by the late '60s would settle into a very long career churning out TV movies in large volume which certainly suits his bland directing style more. Hey, not every director is an auteur, you know. Somebody's gotta direct Gidget Goes To Rome and Cocaine: One Man's Seduction.

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107. Foreign Intrigue (1956)
Robert Mitchum goes on a globe-trotting investigation to uncover a plot involving the blackmailing of Nazis. It gets needlessly convoluted at times and the tone seems to swerve from gritty noir to fun adventure on a dime. It just didn't work for me despite Mitchum's presence who can usually elevate the most banal of material.

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108. Kaosu a.k.a. Chaos (2000)
Very twisty thriller from J-horror director Hideo Nakata (Ringu, Ju-On), I actually liked this more than many of his horror films, although I will say it's the kind of movie you have to really play close attention to. There are a lot of plot turns and time jumps to keep track of and if you miss just a minute or two, you could potentially get lost.

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109. Cosh Boy a.k.a. The Slasher (1953)
The kids aren't alright in this British juvenile delinquent pic that definitely goes for sensationalism with James Kenney in the lead role as a relentlessly unlikeable hoodlum who just wants to cause as much harm as possible any way he can. In some ways, Kenney and his boys remind me of Alex and his gang in A Clockwork Orange.

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110. El Diablo Ha Invadido Mi Sangre (2019)
Uh...hm... This shot-on-video trash flick is one of the more suitably bizarre things I've seen in a while. The plot is an Exorcist ripoff involving demon possession but that's not a reason to watch. I honestly can't tell if this is supposed to be a comedy or not. There are parts that definitely seem to want to be creeping like the opening scene but then the movie throws in a random close-up of a cat or a full-length music video with monsters playing instruments in the middle of a scene with no rhyme or reason. It's also obvious some of the actors do not speak Spanish and are pronouncing their Spanish dialogue phonetically (the actor playing the priest, who has ridiculously stupid looking prosthetics, even laughs while tripping over his lines at one point). Man, some of the stuff you find on youtube....
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1. 37 (2014)
2. Ninja Demon's Massacre (1988)
3. Las luchadoras contra el médico asesino a.k.a. Doctor of Doom (1963)
4. Yao shou du shi a.k.a. Wicked City (1992)
5. Dangerously Close (1987)
6. Santo contra los zombies a.k.a. Santos vs the Zombies (1982)
7. Man in the Vault (1956)
8. Las luchadoras contra la momia a.k.a. Wrestling Women vs. the Aztec Mummy (1964)
9. Le clan des Siciliens s.k.s. The Sicilian Clan (1969)
10. Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2020)
11. Kôshônin a.k.a. Negotiator (2003)
12. The Full Treatment (1960)
13. Pit of Darkness (1961)
14. I ragazzi del massacro a.k.a. Naked Violence (1969)
15. No se aceptan devoluciones a.k.a. Instructions Not Included (2013)
16. The Hostage (1967)
17. The Bees (1978)
18. Demonoid: Messenger of Death (1981)
19. Soldier, Sailor (1944)
20. The Specialist (1975)
21. Witch Hunt (1994)
22. Venetian Bird (1952)
23. One Good Cop (1991)
24. Atroz (Atrocious) (2015)
25. A Man Betrayed (1941)
26. Sensitive New Age Killer (2000)
27. El pecado de Adán y Eva a.k.a. Sin of Adam & Eve (1969)
28. Blues Harp (1998)
29. Museo del horror a.k.a. Museum of Horror (1964)
30. Le foto proibite di una signora per bene a.k.a. Forbidden Photos of a Lady Above Suspicion (1970)
31. The Black Scorpion (1957)
32. Johnny Come Lately (1943)
33. H (2002)
34. Carnival Magic (1981)
35. El libro de piedra a.k.a. Book of Stone (1969)
36. The Marked One (1963)
37. The Painted Smile a.k.a. Murder Can Be Deadly (1962)
38. Fallen (1998)
39. Mary, Mary, Bloody Mary (1975)
40. Santo vs. las mujeres vampiro a.k.a. Santo vs the Vampire Woman (1962)
41. Cold in July (2014)
42. Dos abrazos (2007)
43. Body of Evidence (1993)
44. Hell's Five Hours (1958)
45. La momia azteca contra el robot humano a.k.a. The Robot vs Aztec Mummy (1958)
46. The Man Who Died Twice (1958)
47. Perdita Durango a.k.a. Dance with the Devil (1997)
48. Brijes 3D a.k.a. Guardians of the Lost Code (2010)
49. The Big O (1999)
50. For Greater Glory: The True Story of Cristiada (2012)
51. Così dolce... così perversa a.k.a. So Sweet... So Perverse (1969)
52. Más negro que la noche a.k.a. Darker Than The Night (1975)
53. Dolan's Cadillac (2009)
54. Ando volando bajo (1959)
55. The Big Empty (1997)
56. Cyclone (1978)
57. Come Out and Play (2012)
58. The Quiller Memorandum (1966)
59. Mord und Totschlag a.k.a. Degree of Murder (1987)
60. The Big Operator (1959)
61. Fear Chamber (1968)
62. Uncle Silas (1947)
63. Caperucita y Pulgarcito contra los monstruos a.k.a. Little Red Riding Hood & Tom Thumb vs the Monsters (1962)
64. Golgo 13: Queen Bee (1998)
65. Waga jinsei saiaku no toki a.k.a. Most Terrible Time In My Life (1993)
66. Across 110th Street (1972)
67. The Rain Killer (1990)
68. Hell's House (1932)
69. Herencia diabólica a.k.a. Diabolical Inheritance (1994)
70. Karera ga honki de amu toki wa a.k.a. Close-Knit (2017)
71. Midnight Lace (1960)
72. La nuit a dévoré le monde a.k.a. Night Eats the World (2018)
73. Gonin a.k.a. The Five (1995)
74. Pickup Alley (1957)
75. Satanás de todos los horrores (1974)
76. Mary (1931)
77. The Crush (1993)
78. The Female Animal (1958)
79. Hotel Colonial (1987)
80. Whiteout (2009)
81. Ahí va el diablo a.k.a. Here Comes The Devil (2012)
82. The Tijuana Story (1957)
83. Hell on Frisco Bay (1955)
84. Su excelencia (1967)
85. Track the Man Down (1955)
86. Fortune is a Woman a.k.a. She Played with Fire (1957)
87. Chosen Survivors (1974)
88. El hombre que logró ser invisible a.k.a. Invisible Man in Mexico (1958)
89. Fando y Lis (1968)
90. Ladrones de tumbas a.k.a. Grave Robbers (1989)
91. Bliss (2019)
92. Di Renjie zhi Sidatianwang a.k.a. Detective Dee: The Four Heavenly Kings (2018)
93. Escher dori no akai posuto a.k.a. Red Post on Escher Street (2020)
94. When Michael Calls (1972)
95. The Sinister Urge (1960)
96. La noche de los mil gatos a.k.a. Night of a Thousand Cats (1972)
97. Six Bridges to Cross (1955)
98. A Strange Adventure (1956)
99. The Mansion of Madness (1973)
100. Luz (2018)
101. An Act of Murder (1948)
102. Santo en el museo de cera a.k.a. Santo in the Wax Museum (1963)
103. Butt Boy (2019)
104. La loba a.k.a. The She-Wolf (1965)
105. Ruben Brandt, a gyujto a.k.a. Ruben Brandt, Collector (2018)
106. The Case Against Brooklyn (1958)
107. Foreign Intrigue (1956)
108. Kaosu a.k.a. Chaos (2000)
109. Cosh Boy a.k.a. The Slasher (1953)
110. El Diablo Ha Invadido Mi Sangre (2019)
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11. Bunuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles (2018)
12. L'heure de la Sortie (2018)
13. Ruben Brandt, Collector (2018)
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23. Dangerous Ground (1934, Norman Walker) - 6/10
24. El deseo / The Desire (1944, Carlos Schlieper) - 8/10
25. I See a Dark Stranger (1946, Frank Launder) - 7.5/10
26. Uneasy Terms (1948, Vernon Sewell) - 5.5 or 6/10
27. Portrait of Clare (1950, Lance Comfort) - 7/10
28. Circumstantial Evidence (1952, Daniel Birt) - 6/10
29. Black Joy (1977, Anthony Simmons) - 7.5/10
30. Final Analysis (1992, Phil Joanou) - 6/10

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46. 2.0* - Friendsgiving by Nicol Paone (2020)

A party, a cast of intensely annoying characters, quirks that are supposed to be funny, tons of woke and at the end we're suddenly supposed to care for everyone. It's not impossible to pull off, but you'd need way smarter writing or way better actors to come even close to making this a success. Molly is spending Thanksgiving alone with Abby. They are both recovering from a broken relationship and don't feel the need to celebrate. But then all kinds of people start inviting themselves over and before they know it they're having a real party on their hands. Realizing they won't be able to send everyone home, they decide to just go along with it. Performances are mediocre, the comedy feels stale and expected and the comradery that is supposed to give the drama some weight is completely absent. At least the mood is light and the pacing is decent, it's not a complete disaster to sit through, but a very funny and/or enjoyable comedy this is not.

Finally some good films
01. 1.5* - The Harvest by John McNaughton (2013)
02. 3.5* - Nobody Sleeps in the Woods Tonight [W Lesie Dzis Nie Zasnie Nikt] by Bartosz M. Kowalski (2020)
03. 2.0* - Wedding Bells for the Otaku? [Demo, Kekkon Shitai! ~BL Mangaka no Kojirase~] by Chimura Toshimitsu (2017)
04. 4.0* - High & Low: The Movie 3 - Final Miss by Shigeaki Kubo, Tsuyoshi Nakakuki (2017)
05. 2.0* - I, Pastafari: A Flying Spaghetti Monster Story by Michael Arthur (2019)
06. 3.0* - Come Play by Jacob Chase (2020)
07. 3.5* - Taro the Dragon Boy [Tatsu no Ko Tarô] by Kirio Urayama (1979)
08. 2.5* - His House by Remi Weekes (2020)
09. 3.0* - Menendez: The Day of the Lord [Menendez Parte 1: El Día del Señor] by Santiago Alvarado Ilarri (2020)
10. 2.0* - Wolf by Michael Jones (2017)
11. 2.0* - All the King's Men [Tian Xia Di Yi] by King Hu (1983)
12. 3.5* - Kindred by Joe Marcantonio (2020)
13. 3.0* - Juliet, Naked by Jesse Peretz (2018)
14. 3.5* - Insanity [Bou Fung Yue] by Kwong-yiu Lee (2014)
15. 3.5* - Top Knot Detective by Aaron McCann, Dominic Pearce (2017)
16. 3.0* - Triggered by Alastair Orr (2020)
17. 3.5* - The Mimic [Jang-san-beom] by Jung Huh (2017)
18. 3.5* - The Professor by Wayne Roberts (2018)
19. 4.0* - Possessor by Brandon Cronenberg (2020)
20. 3.0* - 2067 by Seth Larney (2020)
21. 2.5* - Tokyo Living Dead Idol [Tôkyô Ribingu Deddo Aidoru] by Yûki Kumagai (2018)
22. 3.5* - Goldbuster [Yao Ling Ling] by Sandra Kwan Yue Ng (2017)
23. 3.0* - Legend of the Eight Samurai [Satomi Hakken-den] by Kinji Fukasaku (1983)
24. 3.0* - All the Wrong Spies [Wo Ai Ye Lai Xiang] by Teddy Robin Kwan (1983)
25. 3.5* - Not Quite Dead Yet [Ichido Shinde Mita] by Shinji Hamasaki (2020)
26. 3.0* - Richard Jewell by Clint Eastwood (2019)
27. 2.5* - Vanguard by Stanley Tong (2020)
28. 3.0* - The 3rd Eye 2 [Mata Batin 2] by Rocky Soraya (2019)
29. 3.0* - Buddy Games by Josh Duhamel (2019)
30. 3.0* - Blind by Marcel Walz (2019)
31. 3.5* - Eternity [Éternité] by Anh Hung Tran (2016)
32. 3.0* - Hero by Masayuki Suzuki (2015)
33. 3.5* - Mortal [Torden] by André Øvredal (2020)
34. 3.5* - Ode to Joy by Jason Winer (2019)
35. 3.5* - The Blade of Wind by Zhou Zhong (2020)
36. 3.0* - Love Undercover [Sun Jaat Si Mui] by Joe Ma (2002)
37. 2.5* - Glass House by Daniel Sackheim (2001)
38. 3.0* - Century of the Dragon [Lung Joi Bin Yuen] by Clarence Yiu-leung Fok (1999)
39. 3.5* - Deathcember by various (2019)
40. 3.5* - Pika*nchi Life Is Hard Dakedo Happy by Yukihiko Tsutsumi (2002)
41. 3.5* - Pledge by Daniel Robbins (2018)
xx. 3.5* - Kalanchoe [Karankoe no Hana] by Shun Nakagawa (2017)
42. 3.0* - Concrete Plans by Will Jewell (2020)
43. 3.0* - Duel of the Iron Fist [Da Jue Dou] by Cheh Chang (1971)
44. 3.5* - Girl's Revenge [Ha Luo Shao Nu] by Weica Wang (2020)
45. 3.5* - The Kiss [Seppun] by Kunitoshi Manda (2007)
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30. The 120 Days of Bottrop (1997, Christoph Schlingensief) - 2/5

"Eccentric" is the word, I guess. I'm pretty familiar with Rainer Werner Fassbinder despite not having seen much of his work yet, but I don't think I understand German humor, because most of The 120 Days of Bottrop falls completely flat for me. It's rarely funny and there are hardly any moments related to Salo, though those are of course the highlights. I expected to be amused by this film and came away rather disappointed, feeling that it drags at even its hour-long runtime. Perhaps it would have been more tolerable as a short.

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1. Chantal Akerman by Chantal Akerman (1997, Chantal Akerman) - 2/5
2. The Final Insult (1997, Charles Burnett) - 3/5
3. Merrily We Go to Hell (1932, Dorothy Arzner) - 3.5/5
4. Pier Kids (2019, Elegance Bratton) - 4/5
5. The Sea of Trees (2015, Gus Van Sant) - 4/5
6. Emilia (2020, Cesar Sodero) - 3.5/5
7. Queer Japan (2019, Graham Kolbeins) - 4/5
8. Queen of Lapa (2019, Theodore Collatos & Carolina Monnerat) - 4/5
9. Breaking Fast (2020, Mike Mosallam) - 2.5/5
10. Unsettled: Seeking Refuge in America (2019, Tom Shepard) - 3.5/5

11. Dry Wind (2020, Daniel Nolasco) - 4/5
12. Tatsumi (2011, Eric Khoo) - 4.5/5
13. One Day Pina Asked... (1983, Chantal Akerman) - 3/5
14. Almayer's Folly (2011, Chantal Akerman) - 4/5
15. Obscuro Barroco (2018, Evangelina Kranioti) - 4.5/5
16. Brief Story from the Green Planet (2019, Santiago Loza) - 4/5
17. Trog (1970, Freddie Francis) - 1.5/5
18. Olivia (1951, Jacqueline Audry) - 4/5
19. Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life is Calling (1986, Richard Pryor) - 2/5
20. Empty Suitcases (1980, Bette Gordon) - 4/5

21. Working Girls (1931, Dorothy Arzner) - 3.5/5
22. Martin Eden (2019, Pietro Marcello) - 4/5
23. Down There (2006, Chantal Akerman) - 4/5
24. The Crowd Roars (1932, Howard Hawks) - 3.5/5
25. South (1999, Chantal Akerman) - 5/5
26. Luminous Motion (1998, Bette Gordon) - 0.5/5
27. The Lincoln Lawyer (2011, Brad Furman) - 4/5
28. Happy, Happy (2010, Anne Sewitsky) - 4/5
29. Collective (2019, Alexander Nanau) - 4/5
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18. The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run (Tim Hill, 2020) - 6/10
19. Charlie Wilson's War (Mike Nichols, 2007) - 8/10
20. Richard Jewell (Clint Eastwood, 2019) - 8/10
21. The Stanford Prison Experiment (Kyle Patrick Alvarez, 2015) - 8/10
22. Duplicity (Tony Gilroy, 2009) - 5/10
23. State of Play (Kevin Macdonald, 2009) - 7/10
24. The Dilemma (Ron Howard, 2011) - 5/10

Spoiler
1. Troop Zero (Bert & Bertie, 2019) - 6/10
2. Under the Silver Lake (David Robert Mitchell, 2018) - 8/10
3. My Octopus Teacher (Pippa Ehrlich & James Reed, 2020) - 7/10
4. David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet (Alastair Fothergill, Jonathan Hughes & Keith Scholey, 2020) - 7/10
5. Barely Lethal (Kyle Newman, 2015) - 5/10
6. Hunter Killer (Donovan Marsh, 2018) - 4/10
7. The Front Runner (Jason Reitman, 2018) - 7/10
8. Bo Burnham: Make Happy (Bo Burnham & Christopher Storer, 2016) - 7/10
9. Toomelah (Ivan Sen, 2011) - 7/10
10. Krisha (Trey Edward Shults, 2015) - 8/10
11. Greta (Neil Jordan, 2018) - 7/10
12. Wrong (Quentin Dupieux, 2012) - 8/10
13. The Bronze (Bryan Buckley, 2015) - 7/10
14. Revolver (Guy Ritchie, 2005) - 7/10
15. Comet (Sam Esmail, 2014) - 8/10
16. The Zero Theorem (Terry Gilliam, 2013) - 7/10
17. The Happytime Murders (Brian Henson, 2018) - 6/10
18. The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run (Tim Hill, 2020) - 6/10
19. Charlie Wilson's War (Mike Nichols, 2007) - 8/10
20. Richard Jewell (Clint Eastwood, 2019) - 8/10
21. The Stanford Prison Experiment (Kyle Patrick Alvarez, 2015) - 8/10
22. Duplicity (Tony Gilroy, 2009) - 5/10
23. State of Play (Kevin Macdonald, 2009) - 7/10
24. The Dilemma (Ron Howard, 2011) - 5/10
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vortexsurfer wrote: November 27th, 2020, 12:42 am 18. The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run (Tim Hill, 2020) - 6/10
19. Charlie Wilson's War (Mike Nichols, 2007) - 8/10
20. Richard Jewell (Clint Eastwood, 2019) - 8/10
21. The Stanford Prison Experiment (Kyle Patrick Alvarez, 2015) - 8/10
22. Duplicity (Tony Gilroy, 2009) - 5/10
23. State of Play (Kevin Macdonald, 2009) - 7/10
24. The Dilemma (Ron Howard, 2011) - 5/10
Whoa, I'm shocked that Charlie Wilson's War isn't official. Richard Jewell will probably be official soon when Cahiers posts their top 10 of 2020.
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16. The Guilt of Janet Ames (1947) * 82 min.
17. This World, Then the Fireworks (1997) * 100 min.
18. Jim Gaffigan: Beyond the Pale (2006) * 72 min.
19. La maldición de la Llorona/ The Curse of the Crying Woman (1963) 80 min.

Spoiler
1. College Humor (1933) * 80 min.
2. No Man's Woman (1955) * 70 min.
3. Girl's Revenge (2020) * 82 min.
4. The Babysitter (2017) * 85 min.
5. One Night in the Tropics (1940) * 82 min.
6. VuelvenTigers Are Not Afraid (2017) * 84 min.
7. One Girl's Confession (1953) * 74 min.
8. Bait (1954) * 80 min.
9. Dave Made a Maze (2017) * 81 min.
10. Midnight (1934) * 73 min.
11. Is Your Honeymoon Really Necessary (1953) * 79 min.
12. The Moon's Our Home (1936) * 81 min.
13. Girls' Dormitory (1936) * 66 min.
14. Red Pier (9/23/1958) * 99 min.
15. Voice Without a Shadow (1958) * 92 min.

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29. Freedomland-2006: 7/10
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1. Borat Subsequent Moviefilm-2020: 8/10
2. Fleshpot on 42nd Street-1973: 7/10
3. Greyhound-2020: 9/10
4. Playing with Fire-2019: 5/10
5. The Four Skulls of Jonathan Drake-1959: 7/10
6. Black Christmas-2019: 8/10
7. Primrose Path-1940: 8/10
8. Woman Wanted-1935: 7/10
9. The Pace That Thrills-1952: 7/10
10. It's Trad,. Dad!-1962: 6/10
11. The Girl from 10th Avenue-1935: 7/10
12. Blood Vessel-2019: 8/10
13. Guru, the Mad Monk-1970: 7/10
14. Company Business-1991: 7/10
15. While the Patient Sleeps-1935: 7/10
16. The Smiling Ghost-1941: 8/10
17. Private Parts-1997: 9/10
18. Tremors: Shrieker Island-2020: 8/10
19. Racket Busters-1938: 6/10
20. San Quentin-1937: 7/10
21. Dear White People-2014: 8/10
22. Target Zero-1955: 7/10
23. The Perfection-2018: 8/10
24. The Rental-2020: 7/10
25. Lost Boundaries-1949: 7/10
26. Protocol-1984: 7/10
27. Espionage Agent-1939: 4/10
28. The Trigger Effect-1996: 8/10
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Day 26:


177. Washington Melodrama (1941, S. Sylvan Simon) - 5/10
--- Not exactly melodrama, but the mix of entertainment MGM specialized in, especially with Frank Morgan was involved. Doesn't quite reach any peaks in any category, but it's mostly a pleasant and easy watch.


178. This England (1941, David MacDonald) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
--- Attempt at a historic drama connecting various events to enemy invasion. While it's lovely to see Constance Cummings again, the film for me doesn't set a proper root with it shifting through eras. Some of the acting felt a little too theater-y to ignite watching something special. Might have had a proper purpose with the start of World War II, but doesn't quite nail it.


179. Jungle Cavalcade (1941, William C. Ament, Armand Denis & Clyde E. Elliott) - 3/10
--- A recycled adventure from Frank Buck. Clipping together three of his documentaries from the early 30s. I've only seen Bring 'Em Back Alive (1932), so watching the animal action from Wild Cargo (1934) and Fang and Claw (1935) had its moments. Still it's milking old footage, so if interested in old school wild life, one is better off tracking down the original films..... if possible.


180. The Blonde from Singapore (1941, Edward Dmytryk) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
--- A couple of guys chasing a dame who stole their pearls. Said to be a action-adventure-romance, but it's comedy. Fun in parts, but very corny. Hardly the most refined scripts, but for a time-waster it probable delivers what the producer ordered.


181. Two Latins from Manhattan (1941, Charles Barton) - 5/10 - FIRST CHECK!
--- Certainly was a cheerful fraud as two New York performers adapt a Latin style to get a gig. Eventually leads to a nothing finish of song and dance, but I can't deny I was having a good time with this, especially with the selection of show dames picked.


182. Angels with Broken Wings (1941, Bernard Vorhaus) - 5/10
--- The pairing of Gilbert Roland & Binnie Barnes wasn't sparkling, but this comedy was good. Plenty of energy, and a instrumental Billy Gilbert for the stupidity. There actually was a lot positive, just lacking the fine touches for it to be a real treat.


183. Six Lessons from Madame La Zonga (1941, John Rawlins) - 4/10
--- Not a Mexican Spitfire movie, but it throws Lupe Velez & Leon Errol together for the same type of chaos. Their characters are not as refined as in their movie series, but the ideas are the same. So if you liked the Spitfire movies, you'll probable have a good time with this one as well.


184. Bachelor Daddy (1941, Harold Young) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
--- Men go babysitting a short-lived phenomenon called Baby Sandy. Stupid chaos assures. I should have loved it more than I did considering it had Edward Everett Horton and other confused characters, but this felt like a rush job.


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1. Gas House Kids (1946, Sam Newfield) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
2. Criminal Court (1946, Robert Wise) - 5/10
3. Wife Wanted (1946, Phil Karlson) - 5/10
4. Curious George: Go West, Go Wild (2020, Michael LaBash) - 2/10 - FIRST CHECK!
5. Drømmebyggerne [Dreambuilders] (2020, Kim Hagen Jensen & Tonni Zinck) - 5/10
6. Alias Mr. Twilight (1946, John Sturges) - 4/10
7. The Perfect Marriage (1946, Lewis Allen) - 5/10
8. Magnificent Doll (1946, Frank Borzage) - 4/10
9. Two Years Before the Mast (1946, John Farrow) - 6/10
10. Never Say Goodbye (1946, James V. Kern) - 6/10
11. My Reputation (1946, Curtis Bernhardt) - 6/10
12. Fiksiki: Bolshoy sekret [The Fixies: Top Secret] (2017, Vasiko Bedoshvili, Andrey Kolpin & Ivan Pshonkin) - 3/10
13. Octonauts & the Great Barrier Reef (2020, Blair Simmons) - 2/10 - FIRST CHECK!
14. Monsieur Beaucaire (1946, George Marshall) - 6/10
15. Children on Trial (1946, Jack Lee) - 5/10
16. Night Boat to Dublin (1946, Lawrence Huntington) - 7/10
17. Two Smart People (1946, Jules Dassin) - 5/10
18. Three Wise Fools (1946, Edward Buzzell) - 5/10
19. Courage of Lassie (1946, Fred M. Wilcox) - 5/10
20. Appointment with Crime (1946, John Harlow) - 6/10
21. Up Goes Maisie (1946, Harry Beaumont) - 5/10
22. The Hoodlum Saint (1946, Norman Taurog) - 5/10
23. Two Guys from Milwaukee (1946, David Butler) - 6/10
24. Little Giant (1946, William A. Seiter) - 6/10
25. They Knew Mr. Knight (1946, Norman Walker) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
26. Shadowed (1946, John Sturges) - 4/10
27. The Bachelor's Daughters (1946, Andrew L. Stone) - 6/10 - FIRST CHECK!
28. The Return of Monte Cristo (1946, Henry Levin) - 5/10
29. Breakfast in Hollywood (1946, Harold D. Schuster) - 4/10
30. Quiet Weekend (1946, Harold French) - 4/10
31. The Well Groomed Bride (1946, Sidney Lanfield) - 5/10
32. Three Little Girls in Blue (1946, H. Bruce Humberstone & John Brahm) - 4/10
33. The Bride Wore Boots (1946, Irving Pichel) - 4/10
34. Rendezvous with Annie (1946, Allan Dwan) - 6/10
35. Send for Paul Temple (1946, John Argyle) - 4/10
36. The Show-Off (1946, Harry Beaumont) - 6/10
37. The Bandit of Sherwood Forest (1946, Henry Levin & George Sherman) - 5/10
38. The Walls Came Tumbling Down (1946, Lothar Mendes) - 6/10
39. The Cockeyed Miracle (1946, S. Sylvan Simon) - 6/10
40. The Time of Their Lives (1946, Charles Barton) - 7/10
41. The Laughing Lady (1946, Paul L. Stein) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
42. King of the Forest Rangers (1946, Spencer Gordon Bennet & Fred C. Brannon) - 5/10 - FIRST CHECK!
43. Daughter of Don Q (1946, Spencer Gordon Bennet & Fred C. Brannon) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
44. Dark Alibi (1946, Phil Karlson) - 6/10
45. Shadows Over Chinatown (1946, Terry O. Morse) - 5/10
46. Dangerous Money (1946, Terry O. Morse) - 4/10
47. The Trap (1946, Howard Bretherton) - 4/10
48. Tangier (1946, George Waggner) - 4/10
49. A Close Call for Boston Blackie (1946, Lew Landers) - 5/10
50. The Phantom Thief (1946, D. Ross Lederman) - 4/10
51. Boston Blackie and the Law (1946, D. Ross Lederman) - 5/10
52. The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run (2020, Tim Hill) - 7/10
53. Bigfoot Family (2020, Jeremy Degruson & Ben Stassen) - 4/10
54. Blondie's Lucky Day (1946, Abby Berlin) - 5/10
55. Blondie Knows Best (1946, Abby Berlin) - 5/10
56. Mysterious Intruder (1946, William Castle) - 6/10
57. The Secret of the Whistler (1946, George Sherman) - 5/10
58. Smooth as Silk (1946, Charles Barton) - 5/10
59. The Wife of Monte Cristo (1946, Edgar G. Ulmer) - 4/10
60. The Mysterious Mr. Valentine (1946, Philip Ford) - 4/10
61. George in Civvy Street (1946, Marcel Varnel) - 5/10
62. Lady Chaser (1946, Sam Newfield) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
63. The Inner Circle (1946, Philip Ford) - 4/10
64. Claudia and David (1946, Walter Lang) - 5/10
65. Traffic in Crime (1946, Lesley Selander) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
66. The Madonna's Secret (1946, Wilhelm Thiele) - 6/10
67. Joe Palooka, Champ (1946, Reginald Le Borg) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
68. Gentleman Joe Palooka (1946, Cy Endfield) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
69. Terror by Night (1946, Roy William Neill) - 6/10
70. Dressed to Kill (1946, Roy William Neill) - 6/10
71. Dick Tracy vs. Cueball (1946, Gordon Douglas) - 5/10
72. Dangerous Millions (1946, James Tinling) - 4/10
73. Theirs Is the Glory (1946, Brian Desmond Hurst) - 4/10
74. The Way We Live (1946, Jill Craigie) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
75. Swamp Fire (1946, William H. Pine) - 4/10
76. The Last Crooked Mile (1946, Philip Ford) - 5/10
77. Step by Step (1946, Phil Rosen) - 4/10
78. Meet Me on Broadway (1946, Leigh Jason) - 4/10
79. Sentimental Journey (1946, Walter Lang) - 6/10
80. The Spider Woman Strikes Back (1946, Arthur Lubin) - 4/10
81. One Way to Love (1946, Ray Enright) - 5/10 - FIRST CHECK!
82. The Fabulous Suzanne (1946, Steve Sekely) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
83. If I'm Lucky (1946, Lewis Seiler) - 5/10
84. Riverboat Rhythm (1946, Leslie Goodwins) - 4/10
85. No Leave, No Love (1946, Charles Martin) - 6/10
86. Little Mister Jim (1946, Fred Zinnemann) - 4/10
87. Men of Two Worlds (1946, Thorold Dickinson) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
88. Perilous Holiday (1946, Edward H. Griffith) - 5/10
89. Cross My Heart (1946, John Berry) - 6/10
90. Swell Guy (1946, Frank Tuttle) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
91. Teheran (1946, William Freshman & Giacomo Gentilomo) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
92. The Magnificent Rogue (1946, Albert S. Rogell) - 3/10
93. Sing While You Dance (1946, D. Ross Lederman) - 4/10
94. Talk About a Lady (1946, George Sherman) - 3/10
95. Avalanche (1946, Irving Allen) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
96. Bringing Up Father (1946, Edward F. Cline) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
97. The Unknown (1946, Henry Levin) - 5/10
98. The Truth About Murder (1946, Lew Landers) - 4/10
99. The Catman of Paris (1946, Lesley Selander) - 4/10
100. Affairs of Geraldine (1946, George Blair) - 5/10 - FIRST CHECK!
101. Tumbleweed Trail (1946, Robert Emmett Tansey) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
102. Sheriff of Redwood Valley (1946, R.G. Springsteen) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
103. Singin' in the Corn (1946, Del Lord) - 5/10
104. Strangler of the Swamp (1946, Frank Wisbar) - 5/10
105. The Devil's Mask (1946, Henry Levin) - 4/10
106. Son of the Guardsman (1946, Derwin Abrahams) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
107. Leonardo da Vinci (1952, Luciano Emmer & Enrico Gras) - 2/10 - FIRST CHECK!
108. Picasso (1954, Luciano Emmer) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
109. The Agitator (1945, John Harlow) - 3/10
110. The World Owes Me a Living (1945, Vernon Sewell) - 3/10
111. Rockin' in the Rockies (1945, Vernon Keays) - 5/10
112. Night Club Girl (1945, Edward F. Cline) - 4/10
113. Great Stagecoach Robbery (1945, Lesley Selander) - 5/10 - FIRST CHECK!
114. Phantom of the Plains (1945, Lesley Selander) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
115. Jungle Raiders (1945, Lesley Selander) - 5/10 - FIRST CHECK!
116. Secrets of a Sorority Girl (1945, Frank Wisbar & Lew Landers) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
117. Gangs of the Waterfront (1945, George Blair) - 4/10
118. The Beautiful Cheat (1945, Charles Barton) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
119. Renegades of the Rio Grande (1945, Howard Bretherton) - 4/10
120. Action Is Not Missing (1987, Angel Labra) - 4/10
121. Rationing (1944, Willis Goldbeck) - 5/10
122. Lake Placid Serenade (1944, Steve Sekely) - 5/10
123. Music in Manhattan (1944, John H. Auer) - 4/10
124. Alaska (1944, George Archainbaud) - 4/10
125. Ever Since Venus (1944, Arthur Dreifuss) - 5/10
126. Take It Big (1944, Frank McDonald) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
127. Take It or Leave It (1944, Benjamin Stoloff) - 3/10
128. The Lego Star Wars Holiday Special (2020, Ken Cunningham) - 4/10
129. Hat Check Honey (1944, Edward F. Cline) - 4/10
130. Jamboree (1944, Joseph Santley) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
131. Hi, Beautiful (1944, Leslie Goodwins) - 5/10 - FIRST CHECK!
132. Goodnight, Sweetheart (1944, Joseph Santley) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
133. Three Little Sisters (1944, Joseph Santley) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
134. My Gal Loves Music (1944, Edward C. Lilley) - 4/10
135. The Girl in the Case (1944, William Berke) - 5/10 - FIRST CHECK!
136. Sheriff of Las Vegas (1944, Lesley Selander) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
137. The Hundred Pound Window (1944, Brian Desmond Hurst) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
138. Theatre Royal (1943, John Baxter) - 6/10 - FIRST CHECK!
139. Somewhere on Leave (1943, John E. Blakeley) - 5/10
140. My Kingdom for a Cook (1943, Richard Wallace) - 4/10
141. Two Tickets to London (1943, Edwin L. Marin) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
142. Marching On! (1943, Spencer Williams) - 2/10
143. Is Everybody Happy? (1943, Charles Barton) - 4/10
144. O, My Darling Clementine (1943, Frank McDonald) - 4/10
145. Two Señoritas from Chicago (1943, Frank Woodruff) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
146. Dixie Dugan (1943, Otto Brower) - 4/10
147. Good Morning, Judge (1943, Jean Yarbrough) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
148. Pistol Packin' Mama (1943, Frank Woodruff) - 5/10 - FIRST CHECK!
149. Get Going (1943, Jean Yarbrough) - 4/10
150. How's About It? (1943, Erle C. Kenton) - 4/10
151. Gals, Incorporated (1943, Leslie Goodwins) - 5/10
152. She's for Me (1943, Reginald Le Borg) - 4/10
153. Follow the Band (1943, Jean Yarbrough) - 4/10
154. Days of Old Cheyenne (1943, Elmer Clifton) - 5/10 - FIRST CHECK!
155. Butch Minds the Baby (1942, Albert S. Rogell) - 5/10 - FIRST CHECK!
156. Two Yanks in Trinidad (1942, Gregory Ratoff) - 5/10 - FIRST CHECK!
157. Somewhere in Camp (1942, John E. Blakeley) - 3/10
158. Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch (1942, Ralph Murphy) - 5/10 - FIRST CHECK!
159. Canal Zone (1942, Lew Landers) - 4/10
160. The Spirit of Stanford (1942, Charles Barton) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
161. Moonlight Masquerade (1942, John H. Auer) - 4/10
162. Queen of Broadway (1942, Sam Newfield) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
163. Almost Married (1942, Charles Lamont) - 4/10
164. Med dej i mina armar [With You in My Arms] (1940, Hasse Ekman) - 3/10
165. Busses Roar (1942, D. Ross Lederman) - 4/10
166. Border Roundup (1942, Sam Newfield) - 3/10
167. Rolling Down the Great Divide (1942, Sam Newfield) - 2/10 - FIRST CHECK!
168. Spring Meeting (1941, Walter C. Mycroft) - 5/10
169. The Parson of Panamint (1941, William C. McGann) - 6/10 - FIRST CHECK!
170. San Antonio Rose (1941, Charles Lamont) - 5/10
171. Last of the Duanes (1941, James Tinling) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
172. Swing It Soldier (1941, Harold Young) - 4/10
173. Kaptein Sabeltann og den magiske diamant [Captain Sabertooth and the Magic Diamond] (2019, Marit Moum Aune & Rasmus A. Sivertsen) - 4/10
174. Alien Xmas (2020, Stephen Chiodo) - 3/10
175. The Stork Pays Off (1941, Lew Landers) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
176. Melody Lane (1941, Charles Lamont) - 3/10
177. Washington Melodrama (1941, S. Sylvan Simon) - 5/10
178. This England (1941, David MacDonald) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
179. Jungle Cavalcade (1941, William C. Ament, Armand Denis & Clyde E. Elliott) - 3/10
180. The Blonde from Singapore (1941, Edward Dmytryk) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
181. Two Latins from Manhattan (1941, Charles Barton) - 5/10 - FIRST CHECK!
182. Angels with Broken Wings (1941, Bernard Vorhaus) - 5/10
183. Six Lessons from Madame La Zonga (1941, John Rawlins) - 4/10
184. Bachelor Daddy (1941, Harold Young) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
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When NFL officials retire...
1. Guns Akimbo (2019)
2. Sarah Cooper: Everything's Fine (2020)
3. 10.0 Earthquake (2014)
4. Logan Lucky (2017)
5. Borat Subsequent Moviefilm (2020)
6. Pandemic (2009)
7. Aeon Flux (2005)
8. Bad Ass (2012)
9. Bad Ass 2: Bad Asses (2014)
10. Cummins: Get Outta Here; Devil! (2020)
11. Nicole Blaine: Life's a Bit (2020)
12. 420 Friendly Comedy Special (2013)
13. Matt Besser: Pot Humor (2019)
14. Bad Asses on the Bayou (2015)
15. Ben Gleib: Neurotic Gangster (2016)
16. Chris Porter: A Man from Kansas (2019)
17. Alice Fraser: Savage (2020)
18. Celia Pacquola: All Talk (2020)
19. Judith Lucy Vs Men (2020)
20. Tommy Little: Self-Diagnosed Genius (2020)
21. Anne Edmonds: What's Wrong with You? (2020)
22. Black Snake Moan (2006)
23. Jayde Adams: Serious Black Jumper (2020)
24. Geo-Disaster (2017)
25. The Cold Light of Day (2012)
26. Sofía Niño de Rivera: Expuesta (2016)
27. Sharkenstein (2016)
28. Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999)
29. Adam Sandler: 100% Fresh (2018)
30. The Score (2001)
31. Mercy Christmas (2017)
32. Slay Belles (2018)
33. Rob Schneider: Asian Momma, Mexican Kids (2020)
34. Sick for Toys (2018)
35. Sofía Niño de Rivera: Natural Selection (2018)
36. I.T. (2016)
37. The Social Dilemma (2020)
38. Kathleen Madigan: Bothering Jesus (2016)
39. Good Tidings (2016)
A British slasher Christmas horror with motiveless villains. Boring, but a few nice slasher scenes? 3/10.

40. Jay Mohr: Happy. And a Lot. (2015)
41. Jay Mohr: Funny for a Girl (2012)
42. Melanie Comarcho: Hello! (2012)
43. You Did This to Me (2016)
A stand-up block. Funny enough, nothing super remarkable. Do like Jay Mohr...

44. Happiest Season (2020)
Comments in the Holiday thread, but this was a surprisingly sweet and funny LGBT Christmas tale.
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maxwelldeux wrote: November 27th, 2020, 6:58 am 44. Happiest Season (2020)
Comments in the Holiday thread, but this was a surprisingly sweet and funny LGBT Christmas tale.
Was it a comedy, or another dramady? And how high is the woke whine factor?
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Onderhond wrote: November 27th, 2020, 7:21 am
maxwelldeux wrote: November 27th, 2020, 6:58 am 44. Happiest Season (2020)
Comments in the Holiday thread, but this was a surprisingly sweet and funny LGBT Christmas tale.
Was it a comedy, or another dramady? And how high is the woke whine factor?
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30. The Incubus-1982: 9/10
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1. Borat Subsequent Moviefilm-2020: 8/10
2. Fleshpot on 42nd Street-1973: 7/10
3. Greyhound-2020: 9/10
4. Playing with Fire-2019: 5/10
5. The Four Skulls of Jonathan Drake-1959: 7/10
6. Black Christmas-2019: 8/10
7. Primrose Path-1940: 8/10
8. Woman Wanted-1935: 7/10
9. The Pace That Thrills-1952: 7/10
10. It's Trad,. Dad!-1962: 6/10
11. The Girl from 10th Avenue-1935: 7/10
12. Blood Vessel-2019: 8/10
13. Guru, the Mad Monk-1970: 7/10
14. Company Business-1991: 7/10
15. While the Patient Sleeps-1935: 7/10
16. The Smiling Ghost-1941: 8/10
17. Private Parts-1997: 9/10
18. Tremors: Shrieker Island-2020: 8/10
19. Racket Busters-1938: 6/10
20. San Quentin-1937: 7/10
21. Dear White People-2014: 8/10
22. Target Zero-1955: 7/10
23. The Perfection-2018: 8/10
24. The Rental-2020: 7/10
25. Lost Boundaries-1949: 7/10
26. Protocol-1984: 7/10
27. Espionage Agent-1939: 4/10
28. The Trigger Effect-1996: 8/10
29. Freedomland-2006: 7/10
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kongs_speech wrote: November 27th, 2020, 7:24 am
Onderhond wrote: November 27th, 2020, 7:21 am Was it a comedy, or another dramady? And how high is the woke whine factor?
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After sitting through Friendsgiving (mostly Kat Denning's character), I think it's a fair question. A lesbian who hasn't outed itself + conservative family spells the possibility of a whiny drama more so than a fun comedy.
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1. Hell House LLC (2015) - 3/10
2. Barbie: Dolphin Magic (2017) - 4/10
3. Crumbs (2015) - 6/10
4. Pili (2017) - 8/10
5. Kanyamakan (2014) - 7/10
6. Chokeslam (2016) - 7/10
7. Antes que cante el gallo (2016) - 7/10
8. Abzurdah (2015) - 7/10
9. UIO: Sácame a Pasear (2016) - 3/10
10. Barbie Dreamtopia: Festival of Fun (2017) - 4/10
11. Alice in Wonderland (1999) - 10/10 (rewatch)
12. Otvergnutye (2018) - 7/10 (first check)
13. Dinotopia (2002) - 10/10 (rewatch)
14. Hideous Kinky (1998) - 4/10
15. Kevade (1969) - 7/10
16. Delegacioni (2018) - 7/10
17. Sia, le rêve du python (2001) - 7/10
18. Sieben Sommersprossen (1978) - 9/10
19. Tale of the Mummy (1998) - 3/10
20. Hell House LLC II: The Abaddon Hotel (2018) - 3/10
21. Hell House LLC III: Lake of Fire (2019) - 1/10
22. The Hayseeds (1934) - 6/10
23. The Frog Prince (1986) - 6/10
24. Five on a Treasure Island (1957) - 7/10
25. Ronja Rövardotter (1984) - 9/10
26. Onward (2020) - 9/10
27. Rodney Rude: Get Rude On (2002) - 3/10
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Not an unofficial film from Mexico, but an unofficial film that I couldn't keep out of my mind this month:

The UnOfficial Story
1. The Book of Stone (1969)
2. Chosen Survivors (1974)
3. The Devil's Rain (1975)
4. Darker Than Night (1975)
5. Come Out and Play (2012)
6. Tigers Are Not Afraid (2017)
7. Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020)
8. Here Comes the Devil (2012)
9. The Killing Room (2009)
10. Megan is Missing (2011)
11. The Devil's Candy (2015)
12. Europa Report (2013)
13. The Dead Pit (1989)
14. Witchboard (1986)
15. Ben is Back (2018)
16. Swallow (2019)
17. Sisters (2006)
18. Ticks (1993)
19. Cam (2018)
20. Host (2020)
21. Fear (1996)
22. Night Falls (1952)
23. DeadHeads (2011)
24. The Collection (2012)
25. Aunt Alejandra (1979)
26. Antiviral (2012)
27. Absentia (2011)
28. Baghead (2008)
29. Monster with a Thousand Heads (2015)
30. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019)
31. Guyana -- Crime of the Century (1979)
32. The Lost (2006)
33. Revenge (2017)
34. Prevenge (2016)
35. The Drifter in The Rain (1968)
36. The Incredible Invasion (1971)
37. Satanic Pandemonium (1975)
38. Eye for an Eye (1971)
39. I Wish, I Wish (2016)

40. The Mexican (2001)

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At times, this feels like a romantic comedy, but it is never especially funny outside of a grouchy dog, and there is little in the way of romance. What really works though is James Gandolfini's turn as a hardened mob hit-man who ends up bonding with Julia Roberts. Brad Pitt is also always engaging to watch. His character here though is a little hard to pin down, halfway between Rusty Ryan from Ocean's Eleven and Chad from Burn After Reading.
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48. Partners in Crime (1961)

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1. Marriage of Convenience (1960)
2. City of Shadows (1955)
3. Blackout (1950)
4. Dancing with Crime (1947)
5. Nightmare (1942)
6. Macadam (1946)
7. The Big Shot (1942)
8. Miami Expose (1956)
9. Revolt in the Big House (1958)
10. 8 Million Ways to Die (1986)
11. The Boss (1956)
12. I'll Sleep When I'm Dead (2003)
13. Roughshod (1949)
14. Love from a Stranger (1937)
15. Ransom! (1956)
16. Blue Steel (1990)
17. The Malpas Mystery (1960)
18. Stakeout on Dope Street (1958)
19. Body Chemistry (1990)
20. La lumiere d'en face (1955)
21. Dial 999 (1955)
22. Dead Bang (1989)
23. Grand Central Murder (1942)
24. Unmasked (1950)
25. Hell on Frisco Bay (1955)
26. Saigon (1947)
27. Last Embrace (1979)
28. Cosh Boy (1953)
29. Mad at the World (1955)
30. Urge to Kill (1960)
31. Man in the Vault (1956)
32. Strange Intruder (1956)
33. Face of a Fugitive (1959)
34. Not as a Stranger (1955)
35. Vice Squad (1953)
36. Clue of the Twisted Candle (1960)
37. Impulse (1954)
38. The Weapon (1956)
39. Les eaux troubles (1949)
40. Final Analysis (1992)
41. Nightbeat (1947)
42. Blink (1993)
43. Dark Country (2009)
44. Deceiver (1997)
45. The Man Who Was Nobody (1960)
46. The Ship That Died of Shame (1955)
47. Deception (2008)
48. Partners in Crime (1961)
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The UnOfficial Story
1. The Book of Stone (1969)
2. Chosen Survivors (1974)
3. The Devil's Rain (1975)
4. Darker Than Night (1975)
5. Come Out and Play (2012)
6. Tigers Are Not Afraid (2017)
7. Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020)
8. Here Comes the Devil (2012)
9. The Killing Room (2009)
10. Megan is Missing (2011)
11. The Devil's Candy (2015)
12. Europa Report (2013)
13. The Dead Pit (1989)
14. Witchboard (1986)
15. Ben is Back (2018)
16. Swallow (2019)
17. Sisters (2006)
18. Ticks (1993)
19. Cam (2018)
20. Host (2020)
21. Fear (1996)
22. Night Falls (1952)
23. DeadHeads (2011)
24. The Collection (2012)
25. Aunt Alejandra (1979)
26. Antiviral (2012)
27. Absentia (2011)
28. Baghead (2008)
29. Monster with a Thousand Heads (2015)
30. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019)
31. Guyana -- Crime of the Century (1979)
32. The Lost (2006)
33. Revenge (2017)
34. Prevenge (2016)
35. The Drifter in The Rain (1968)
36. The Incredible Invasion (1971)
37. Satanic Pandemonium (1975)
38. Eye for an Eye (1971)
39. I Wish, I Wish (2016)
40. The Mexican (2001)

41. Borderline. (1950)

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The first act of here is pretty humdrum and, to be honest, feels a little dated with all the hoo-ha over letting a woman do a dangerous job usually done by men. The second act gets somewhat more interesting as she is partnered with a hard-nosed Fred MacMurray and has to make up stories of being a career criminal since kindergarten (!), but it is still not a lot for a feature length film. The film also never really works as a comedy or a romance.
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1. Angie X AKA MDMA (2017) 3/10 Honestly, Paolo Sorrentino did a better job talking about MDMA in a very short scene in LORO. HOOPLA
2. The Operative (2019) 5/10 HOOPLA
3. Arranged (2007) 5.5/10 HOOPLA
4. Lila dit ça (2004) 1/10 HOOPLA
5. Sightless (2020) 3/10 HOOPLA
6. 2 Nights till morning AKA 2 yötä aamuun (2015) 5/10 HOOPLA
7. Sport de filles (2011) 1/10 HOOPLA
8. Waking Sleeping Beauty (2009) 6/10 Disney+
9. Sweet, Sweet Lonely Girl (2016) 5/10 SHUDDER
10. Axolotl Overkill (2017) KANOPY
11. Lady and the Tramp (2019) 5.7/10 DISNEY+
12. Disclosure: Trans Lives on Screen (2020) 6/10 NETFLIX
13. Slay the Dragon (2019) 6/10
14. La vita davanti a sé / The Life Ahead (2020) 6/10 NETFLIX
15. Stargirl (2020) 6/10 DISNEY+
16. Home Alone 3 (1997) DISNEY + 5/10
17. The Strongest Man in the World (1975) 3/10 DISNEY+
18. Secret Society of Second-Born Royals (2020) AKA Secret Society of Second Born Royals Year 2/10 DISNEY+
19. High School Musical 2 (2007) 2/10 (Definitely the worst in the series by far)
20. The Social Dilemma (2020) 6/10 See The Great Hack instead.
21. Ammonite (2020) 6/10
22. The Mortuary Collection (2019) 3/10
23. Haunt (2019)
24. Beverly Hills Chihuahua (2008) 6/10
25. My Letter to the World (2017) 7/10 Emily Dickinson documentary that offers some “new” information.
26. Crazy, Not Insane (2020) 8/10 highly recommend new doc from Alex Gibney
27. Belushi (2020) 5/10
28. Uncle Frank (2020) 8/10
29. Feels Good Man (2020) 6/10
30. Belly of the Beast (2020) 7/10
31. Scream, Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street (2019) 7/10
32. Small Axe: Mangrove (2020) Steve McQueen - pretty good
33. Beginning (2020) 2/10
34. Black Bear (2020) 7.5/10
35. Uncle Frank (2020) 8/10 Saw it twice, but am only going to log it once.
36. Un triomphe / The Big Hit (2020) 6/10
37. Shakespeare's Sh*tstorm (2020)
38. Frenemies (2012) 5.5/10
39. Death of a Telemarketer (2020) 6/10
40. Leap of Faith: William Friedkin on The Exorcist (2019) 8/10
41.Darling (2015) 5/10
42. Nuevo orden/New Order (2020) 7/10
43. Mank (2020) 6/10
44. Gli anni più belli AKA The Best Years AKA The Most Beautiful Years (2020) 10/10`
45. Dorogie tovarishchi / Dear Comrades (2020) 6/10
46. A Bluebird in My Heart (2018) 5/10
47. Starfish (2018) 5/10
48. Blue My Mind (2017) 6/10 I saw part of this at a German film festival and was unable to finish it due to a conflict with another screening. Glad I checked it out again and was not prepared for where the story was going to go.
49. Body Bags (1993) 7/10 Interesting and well-done horror shorts.
50. The Beach House (2019) 5/10
51. Creepshow Animated Special (2020) 4/10
52. Happiest Season (2020) 7/10
53. Dead Heat (1988) 5/10 SHUDDER
54. Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror (2019) 8/10 SHUDDER
55. Rillington Place (2016) 6/10 SHUDDER
56. Koirat eivät käytä housuja (2019) 2/10 SHUDDER
57. Lyle (2014) 6/10 SHUDDER
58.The Dybbuk (1960, Sidney Lumet) 6/10 SHUDDER
59. Run (2020) 6/10 HULU
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31. Flying Devils-1933: 6/10
Spoiler
1. Borat Subsequent Moviefilm-2020: 8/10
2. Fleshpot on 42nd Street-1973: 7/10
3. Greyhound-2020: 9/10
4. Playing with Fire-2019: 5/10
5. The Four Skulls of Jonathan Drake-1959: 7/10
6. Black Christmas-2019: 8/10
7. Primrose Path-1940: 8/10
8. Woman Wanted-1935: 7/10
9. The Pace That Thrills-1952: 7/10
10. It's Trad,. Dad!-1962: 6/10
11. The Girl from 10th Avenue-1935: 7/10
12. Blood Vessel-2019: 8/10
13. Guru, the Mad Monk-1970: 7/10
14. Company Business-1991: 7/10
15. While the Patient Sleeps-1935: 7/10
16. The Smiling Ghost-1941: 8/10
17. Private Parts-1997: 9/10
18. Tremors: Shrieker Island-2020: 8/10
19. Racket Busters-1938: 6/10
20. San Quentin-1937: 7/10
21. Dear White People-2014: 8/10
22. Target Zero-1955: 7/10
23. The Perfection-2018: 8/10
24. The Rental-2020: 7/10
25. Lost Boundaries-1949: 7/10
26. Protocol-1984: 7/10
27. Espionage Agent-1939: 4/10
28. The Trigger Effect-1996: 8/10
29. Freedomland-2006: 7/10
30. The Incubus-1982: 9/10
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28. Harry Brown (Daniel Barber, 2009) 7/10
29. Primary Colors (Mike Nichols, 1998) 7/10
30. Swallow (Carlo Mirabella-Davis, 2019) 7/10
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32. Charlie's Angels-2019: 6/10
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1. Borat Subsequent Moviefilm-2020: 8/10
2. Fleshpot on 42nd Street-1973: 7/10
3. Greyhound-2020: 9/10
4. Playing with Fire-2019: 5/10
5. The Four Skulls of Jonathan Drake-1959: 7/10
6. Black Christmas-2019: 8/10
7. Primrose Path-1940: 8/10
8. Woman Wanted-1935: 7/10
9. The Pace That Thrills-1952: 7/10
10. It's Trad,. Dad!-1962: 6/10
11. The Girl from 10th Avenue-1935: 7/10
12. Blood Vessel-2019: 8/10
13. Guru, the Mad Monk-1970: 7/10
14. Company Business-1991: 7/10
15. While the Patient Sleeps-1935: 7/10
16. The Smiling Ghost-1941: 8/10
17. Private Parts-1997: 9/10
18. Tremors: Shrieker Island-2020: 8/10
19. Racket Busters-1938: 6/10
20. San Quentin-1937: 7/10
21. Dear White People-2014: 8/10
22. Target Zero-1955: 7/10
23. The Perfection-2018: 8/10
24. The Rental-2020: 7/10
25. Lost Boundaries-1949: 7/10
26. Protocol-1984: 7/10
27. Espionage Agent-1939: 4/10
28. The Trigger Effect-1996: 8/10
29. Freedomland-2006: 7/10
30. The Incubus-1982: 9/10
31. Flying Devils-1933: 6/10
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Day 27:


185. Dynamite Canyon (1941, Robert Emmett Tansey) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
--- The positive was Tom Keene actually handling himself as a tough cowboy, so he did his part. This was still a poverty row western handled by Monogram, so the end result was mostly a dull wild west experience.


186. Bowery Boy (1940, William Morgan) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
--- This was from the time Republic Pictures's production was starting to look on par with the big studios B-pictures, but they had the pacing down. Dennis O'Keefe was alright, and made sure there was life on screen. Still didn't feel like one was watching anything special. Just another standard Hollywood production, of which there were many.


187. Sunday Sinners (1940, Arthur Dreifuss) - 2/10 - FIRST CHECK!
--- Another rotten Harlem musical.


188. Law and Disorder (1940, David MacDonald) - 5/10
--- Not a genius investigation, but I had a good time with it as Alastair Sim was right in the center of the troubles. Entertaining in its simplicity.


189. Untamed (1940, George Archainbaud) - 4/10
--- A Technicolor film that had passed my by. Not so amazing, but like so many color films it uses nature as it's allure. Here the cold Canadian winter. Hardly the best setting to sprinkle color on. Guess the adventure portion was alright, but it wasn't a story that gained much steam. So reasons why this one is largely ignored.


190. The Middle Watch (1940, Thomas Bentley) - 5/10 - FIRST CHECK!
--- A British farce where ladies cause confusion onboard a battleship. It's more the fun cast than the scenario that makes this work. And that's fine with me when Oslo girl Greta Gynt shines as bright as she does here.


191. Sandy Is a Lady (1940, Charles Lamont) - 5/10 - FIRST CHECK!
--- On my recent search I've found ALL the Baby Sandy movies. They seem to follow a similar formula of hopeless men babysitting a adventurous baby getting into all types of mischief. While a lot of nonsense, I did end up enjoying Sandy Is a Lady (1940) because of the large amount of favorites joining in on the babysitting horrors, especially Eugene Pallette!


192. Sandy Gets Her Man (1940, Otis Garrett & Paul Gerard Smith) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
--- Reunites Stuart Erwin & Una Merkel, but Una got disappointingly little to do here. But that's the thing with these Baby Sandy movies, It's all about the men panicking trying to babysit this adventurous child, so no room for Una. Erwin got his moments. So did Edgar Kennedy. But this was mostly a chaotic mess.


193. Laugh It Off (1940, John Baxter & Wallace Orton) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
--- Wasn't working for me. Very few laughs and the special musical numbers looked out of place.


194. Oh, Johnny, How You Can Love! (1940, Charles Lamont) - 6/10
--- Super silly movie. Tom Brown was the weak link in Oh, Johnny, How You Can Love! (1940), but Peggy Moran had some fun scenes. But this wouldn't have been as fun hadn't mobster Allen Jenkins dropped in. And I doubt I'll ever forget the cowboy mechanic inventor Donald Meek. Both for the inventions and that they actually gave him hair (until it came off for the fireworks)!


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1. Gas House Kids (1946, Sam Newfield) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
2. Criminal Court (1946, Robert Wise) - 5/10
3. Wife Wanted (1946, Phil Karlson) - 5/10
4. Curious George: Go West, Go Wild (2020, Michael LaBash) - 2/10 - FIRST CHECK!
5. Drømmebyggerne [Dreambuilders] (2020, Kim Hagen Jensen & Tonni Zinck) - 5/10
6. Alias Mr. Twilight (1946, John Sturges) - 4/10
7. The Perfect Marriage (1946, Lewis Allen) - 5/10
8. Magnificent Doll (1946, Frank Borzage) - 4/10
9. Two Years Before the Mast (1946, John Farrow) - 6/10
10. Never Say Goodbye (1946, James V. Kern) - 6/10
11. My Reputation (1946, Curtis Bernhardt) - 6/10
12. Fiksiki: Bolshoy sekret [The Fixies: Top Secret] (2017, Vasiko Bedoshvili, Andrey Kolpin & Ivan Pshonkin) - 3/10
13. Octonauts & the Great Barrier Reef (2020, Blair Simmons) - 2/10 - FIRST CHECK!
14. Monsieur Beaucaire (1946, George Marshall) - 6/10
15. Children on Trial (1946, Jack Lee) - 5/10
16. Night Boat to Dublin (1946, Lawrence Huntington) - 7/10
17. Two Smart People (1946, Jules Dassin) - 5/10
18. Three Wise Fools (1946, Edward Buzzell) - 5/10
19. Courage of Lassie (1946, Fred M. Wilcox) - 5/10
20. Appointment with Crime (1946, John Harlow) - 6/10
21. Up Goes Maisie (1946, Harry Beaumont) - 5/10
22. The Hoodlum Saint (1946, Norman Taurog) - 5/10
23. Two Guys from Milwaukee (1946, David Butler) - 6/10
24. Little Giant (1946, William A. Seiter) - 6/10
25. They Knew Mr. Knight (1946, Norman Walker) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
26. Shadowed (1946, John Sturges) - 4/10
27. The Bachelor's Daughters (1946, Andrew L. Stone) - 6/10 - FIRST CHECK!
28. The Return of Monte Cristo (1946, Henry Levin) - 5/10
29. Breakfast in Hollywood (1946, Harold D. Schuster) - 4/10
30. Quiet Weekend (1946, Harold French) - 4/10
31. The Well Groomed Bride (1946, Sidney Lanfield) - 5/10
32. Three Little Girls in Blue (1946, H. Bruce Humberstone & John Brahm) - 4/10
33. The Bride Wore Boots (1946, Irving Pichel) - 4/10
34. Rendezvous with Annie (1946, Allan Dwan) - 6/10
35. Send for Paul Temple (1946, John Argyle) - 4/10
36. The Show-Off (1946, Harry Beaumont) - 6/10
37. The Bandit of Sherwood Forest (1946, Henry Levin & George Sherman) - 5/10
38. The Walls Came Tumbling Down (1946, Lothar Mendes) - 6/10
39. The Cockeyed Miracle (1946, S. Sylvan Simon) - 6/10
40. The Time of Their Lives (1946, Charles Barton) - 7/10
41. The Laughing Lady (1946, Paul L. Stein) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
42. King of the Forest Rangers (1946, Spencer Gordon Bennet & Fred C. Brannon) - 5/10 - FIRST CHECK!
43. Daughter of Don Q (1946, Spencer Gordon Bennet & Fred C. Brannon) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
44. Dark Alibi (1946, Phil Karlson) - 6/10
45. Shadows Over Chinatown (1946, Terry O. Morse) - 5/10
46. Dangerous Money (1946, Terry O. Morse) - 4/10
47. The Trap (1946, Howard Bretherton) - 4/10
48. Tangier (1946, George Waggner) - 4/10
49. A Close Call for Boston Blackie (1946, Lew Landers) - 5/10
50. The Phantom Thief (1946, D. Ross Lederman) - 4/10
51. Boston Blackie and the Law (1946, D. Ross Lederman) - 5/10
52. The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run (2020, Tim Hill) - 7/10
53. Bigfoot Family (2020, Jeremy Degruson & Ben Stassen) - 4/10
54. Blondie's Lucky Day (1946, Abby Berlin) - 5/10
55. Blondie Knows Best (1946, Abby Berlin) - 5/10
56. Mysterious Intruder (1946, William Castle) - 6/10
57. The Secret of the Whistler (1946, George Sherman) - 5/10
58. Smooth as Silk (1946, Charles Barton) - 5/10
59. The Wife of Monte Cristo (1946, Edgar G. Ulmer) - 4/10
60. The Mysterious Mr. Valentine (1946, Philip Ford) - 4/10
61. George in Civvy Street (1946, Marcel Varnel) - 5/10
62. Lady Chaser (1946, Sam Newfield) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
63. The Inner Circle (1946, Philip Ford) - 4/10
64. Claudia and David (1946, Walter Lang) - 5/10
65. Traffic in Crime (1946, Lesley Selander) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
66. The Madonna's Secret (1946, Wilhelm Thiele) - 6/10
67. Joe Palooka, Champ (1946, Reginald Le Borg) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
68. Gentleman Joe Palooka (1946, Cy Endfield) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
69. Terror by Night (1946, Roy William Neill) - 6/10
70. Dressed to Kill (1946, Roy William Neill) - 6/10
71. Dick Tracy vs. Cueball (1946, Gordon Douglas) - 5/10
72. Dangerous Millions (1946, James Tinling) - 4/10
73. Theirs Is the Glory (1946, Brian Desmond Hurst) - 4/10
74. The Way We Live (1946, Jill Craigie) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
75. Swamp Fire (1946, William H. Pine) - 4/10
76. The Last Crooked Mile (1946, Philip Ford) - 5/10
77. Step by Step (1946, Phil Rosen) - 4/10
78. Meet Me on Broadway (1946, Leigh Jason) - 4/10
79. Sentimental Journey (1946, Walter Lang) - 6/10
80. The Spider Woman Strikes Back (1946, Arthur Lubin) - 4/10
81. One Way to Love (1946, Ray Enright) - 5/10 - FIRST CHECK!
82. The Fabulous Suzanne (1946, Steve Sekely) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
83. If I'm Lucky (1946, Lewis Seiler) - 5/10
84. Riverboat Rhythm (1946, Leslie Goodwins) - 4/10
85. No Leave, No Love (1946, Charles Martin) - 6/10
86. Little Mister Jim (1946, Fred Zinnemann) - 4/10
87. Men of Two Worlds (1946, Thorold Dickinson) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
88. Perilous Holiday (1946, Edward H. Griffith) - 5/10
89. Cross My Heart (1946, John Berry) - 6/10
90. Swell Guy (1946, Frank Tuttle) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
91. Teheran (1946, William Freshman & Giacomo Gentilomo) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
92. The Magnificent Rogue (1946, Albert S. Rogell) - 3/10
93. Sing While You Dance (1946, D. Ross Lederman) - 4/10
94. Talk About a Lady (1946, George Sherman) - 3/10
95. Avalanche (1946, Irving Allen) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
96. Bringing Up Father (1946, Edward F. Cline) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
97. The Unknown (1946, Henry Levin) - 5/10
98. The Truth About Murder (1946, Lew Landers) - 4/10
99. The Catman of Paris (1946, Lesley Selander) - 4/10
100. Affairs of Geraldine (1946, George Blair) - 5/10 - FIRST CHECK!
101. Tumbleweed Trail (1946, Robert Emmett Tansey) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
102. Sheriff of Redwood Valley (1946, R.G. Springsteen) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
103. Singin' in the Corn (1946, Del Lord) - 5/10
104. Strangler of the Swamp (1946, Frank Wisbar) - 5/10
105. The Devil's Mask (1946, Henry Levin) - 4/10
106. Son of the Guardsman (1946, Derwin Abrahams) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
107. Leonardo da Vinci (1952, Luciano Emmer & Enrico Gras) - 2/10 - FIRST CHECK!
108. Picasso (1954, Luciano Emmer) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
109. The Agitator (1945, John Harlow) - 3/10
110. The World Owes Me a Living (1945, Vernon Sewell) - 3/10
111. Rockin' in the Rockies (1945, Vernon Keays) - 5/10
112. Night Club Girl (1945, Edward F. Cline) - 4/10
113. Great Stagecoach Robbery (1945, Lesley Selander) - 5/10 - FIRST CHECK!
114. Phantom of the Plains (1945, Lesley Selander) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
115. Jungle Raiders (1945, Lesley Selander) - 5/10 - FIRST CHECK!
116. Secrets of a Sorority Girl (1945, Frank Wisbar & Lew Landers) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
117. Gangs of the Waterfront (1945, George Blair) - 4/10
118. The Beautiful Cheat (1945, Charles Barton) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
119. Renegades of the Rio Grande (1945, Howard Bretherton) - 4/10
120. Action Is Not Missing (1987, Angel Labra) - 4/10
121. Rationing (1944, Willis Goldbeck) - 5/10
122. Lake Placid Serenade (1944, Steve Sekely) - 5/10
123. Music in Manhattan (1944, John H. Auer) - 4/10
124. Alaska (1944, George Archainbaud) - 4/10
125. Ever Since Venus (1944, Arthur Dreifuss) - 5/10
126. Take It Big (1944, Frank McDonald) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
127. Take It or Leave It (1944, Benjamin Stoloff) - 3/10
128. The Lego Star Wars Holiday Special (2020, Ken Cunningham) - 4/10
129. Hat Check Honey (1944, Edward F. Cline) - 4/10
130. Jamboree (1944, Joseph Santley) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
131. Hi, Beautiful (1944, Leslie Goodwins) - 5/10 - FIRST CHECK!
132. Goodnight, Sweetheart (1944, Joseph Santley) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
133. Three Little Sisters (1944, Joseph Santley) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
134. My Gal Loves Music (1944, Edward C. Lilley) - 4/10
135. The Girl in the Case (1944, William Berke) - 5/10 - FIRST CHECK!
136. Sheriff of Las Vegas (1944, Lesley Selander) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
137. The Hundred Pound Window (1944, Brian Desmond Hurst) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
138. Theatre Royal (1943, John Baxter) - 6/10 - FIRST CHECK!
139. Somewhere on Leave (1943, John E. Blakeley) - 5/10
140. My Kingdom for a Cook (1943, Richard Wallace) - 4/10
141. Two Tickets to London (1943, Edwin L. Marin) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
142. Marching On! (1943, Spencer Williams) - 2/10
143. Is Everybody Happy? (1943, Charles Barton) - 4/10
144. O, My Darling Clementine (1943, Frank McDonald) - 4/10
145. Two Señoritas from Chicago (1943, Frank Woodruff) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
146. Dixie Dugan (1943, Otto Brower) - 4/10
147. Good Morning, Judge (1943, Jean Yarbrough) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
148. Pistol Packin' Mama (1943, Frank Woodruff) - 5/10 - FIRST CHECK!
149. Get Going (1943, Jean Yarbrough) - 4/10
150. How's About It? (1943, Erle C. Kenton) - 4/10
151. Gals, Incorporated (1943, Leslie Goodwins) - 5/10
152. She's for Me (1943, Reginald Le Borg) - 4/10
153. Follow the Band (1943, Jean Yarbrough) - 4/10
154. Days of Old Cheyenne (1943, Elmer Clifton) - 5/10 - FIRST CHECK!
155. Butch Minds the Baby (1942, Albert S. Rogell) - 5/10 - FIRST CHECK!
156. Two Yanks in Trinidad (1942, Gregory Ratoff) - 5/10 - FIRST CHECK!
157. Somewhere in Camp (1942, John E. Blakeley) - 3/10
158. Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch (1942, Ralph Murphy) - 5/10 - FIRST CHECK!
159. Canal Zone (1942, Lew Landers) - 4/10
160. The Spirit of Stanford (1942, Charles Barton) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
161. Moonlight Masquerade (1942, John H. Auer) - 4/10
162. Queen of Broadway (1942, Sam Newfield) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
163. Almost Married (1942, Charles Lamont) - 4/10
164. Med dej i mina armar [With You in My Arms] (1940, Hasse Ekman) - 3/10
165. Busses Roar (1942, D. Ross Lederman) - 4/10
166. Border Roundup (1942, Sam Newfield) - 3/10
167. Rolling Down the Great Divide (1942, Sam Newfield) - 2/10 - FIRST CHECK!
168. Spring Meeting (1941, Walter C. Mycroft) - 5/10
169. The Parson of Panamint (1941, William C. McGann) - 6/10 - FIRST CHECK!
170. San Antonio Rose (1941, Charles Lamont) - 5/10
171. Last of the Duanes (1941, James Tinling) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
172. Swing It Soldier (1941, Harold Young) - 4/10
173. Kaptein Sabeltann og den magiske diamant [Captain Sabertooth and the Magic Diamond] (2019, Marit Moum Aune & Rasmus A. Sivertsen) - 4/10
174. Alien Xmas (2020, Stephen Chiodo) - 3/10
175. The Stork Pays Off (1941, Lew Landers) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
176. Melody Lane (1941, Charles Lamont) - 3/10
177. Washington Melodrama (1941, S. Sylvan Simon) - 5/10
178. This England (1941, David MacDonald) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
179. Jungle Cavalcade (1941, William C. Ament, Armand Denis & Clyde E. Elliott) - 3/10
180. The Blonde from Singapore (1941, Edward Dmytryk) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
181. Two Latins from Manhattan (1941, Charles Barton) - 5/10 - FIRST CHECK!
182. Angels with Broken Wings (1941, Bernard Vorhaus) - 5/10
183. Six Lessons from Madame La Zonga (1941, John Rawlins) - 4/10
184. Bachelor Daddy (1941, Harold Young) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
185. Dynamite Canyon (1941, Robert Emmett Tansey) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
186. Bowery Boy (1940, William Morgan) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
187. Sunday Sinners (1940, Arthur Dreifuss) - 2/10 - FIRST CHECK!
188. Law and Disorder (1940, David MacDonald) - 5/10
189. Untamed (1940, George Archainbaud) - 4/10
190. The Middle Watch (1940, Thomas Bentley) - 5/10 - FIRST CHECK!
191. Sandy Is a Lady (1940, Charles Lamont) - 5/10 - FIRST CHECK!
192. Sandy Gets Her Man (1940, Otis Garrett & Paul Gerard Smith) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
193. Laugh It Off (1940, John Baxter & Wallace Orton) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
194. Oh, Johnny, How You Can Love! (1940, Charles Lamont) - 6/10
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The UnOfficial Story
1. The Book of Stone (1969)
2. Chosen Survivors (1974)
3. The Devil's Rain (1975)
4. Darker Than Night (1975)
5. Come Out and Play (2012)
6. Tigers Are Not Afraid (2017)
7. Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020)
8. Here Comes the Devil (2012)
9. The Killing Room (2009)
10. Megan is Missing (2011)
11. The Devil's Candy (2015)
12. Europa Report (2013)
13. The Dead Pit (1989)
14. Witchboard (1986)
15. Ben is Back (2018)
16. Swallow (2019)
17. Sisters (2006)
18. Ticks (1993)
19. Cam (2018)
20. Host (2020)
21. Fear (1996)
22. Night Falls (1952)
23. DeadHeads (2011)
24. The Collection (2012)
25. Aunt Alejandra (1979)
26. Antiviral (2012)
27. Absentia (2011)
28. Baghead (2008)
29. Monster with a Thousand Heads (2015)
30. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019)
31. Guyana -- Crime of the Century (1979)
32. The Lost (2006)
33. Revenge (2017)
34. Prevenge (2016)
35. The Drifter in The Rain (1968)
36. The Incredible Invasion (1971)
37. Satanic Pandemonium (1975)
38. Eye for an Eye (1971)
39. I Wish, I Wish (2016)
40. The Mexican (2001)
41. Borderline. (1950)

42. Don't Panic (1988)

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With dashes of Videodrome, A Nightmare on Elm Street and Eyes of Laura Mars, this has several striking elements, but by borrowing from such varied sources, the whole thing feels convoluted without its own mythology. The pacing is off too with much focus spent on high school hijinks and crushes, even with the horror begins. The film is at least unique by having its near adult lead character dressed in dinosaur pajamas more than half the time.
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EDIT: had missed out my previous post - renumbered the below accordingly.

17. The Man Who Saw Too Much / El hombre que vio demasiado (Trisha Ziff, 2016) 5
18. The Seen and the Unseen / Sekala Niskala (Kamila Andini, 2017) 7+
19. School's Out / L'heure de la sortie (Sébastien Marnier, 2018) 7
20. Ruben Brandt, Collector (Milorad Krstic, 2018) 7-
21. Hagazussa (Lukas Feigelfeld, 2017) 6
22. A Russian Youth / Malchik russkiy (Alexander Zolotukhin, 2019) 6-
23. Jallikattu (Lijo Jose Pellissery, 2019) 5
24. A simple Favor (Paul Feig, 2018) 5

officially unofficial
1. Spring / Kevade (Arvo Kruusement, 1969) 6+
2. Tucker: The Man and His Dream (Francis Ford Coppola, 1988) 6
3. Downsizing (Alexander Payne, 2017) 5+
4. Suite Française (Saul Dibb, 2014) 6-
5. Black Mass (Scott Cooper, 2015) 7-
6. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (Mike Newell, 2018) 6
7. Days / Rizi (Ming-liang Tsai, 2020) 5
8. Chef (Jon Favreau, 2014) 6
9. In Safe Hands / Pupille (Jeanne Herry, 2018) 8-
10. Long Way North / Tout en haut du monde (Rémi Chayé, 2015) 7-
11. Premium Rush (David Koepp, 2012) 5
12. Pauline Detective (Marc Fitoussi, 2012) 7-
13. Seven Psychopaths (Martin McDonagh, 2012) 6+
14. Granny's Funeral / Adieu Berthe - L'enterrement de mémé (Bruno Podalydès, 2012) 7-
15. A Borrowed Identity / Dancing Arabs (Eran Riklis, 2014) 7-
16. Safe Conduct / Laissez-passer (Bertrand Tavernier, 2002) 7
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111. Alice T. (2018)
Alice T. is bolstered primarily by the lead performance of Andra Guti who embodies the rebellious pregnant teen fully, coming across very genuine, more than many movies I've seen. I feel it also does a solid job building out the complex relationship between Alice and her adopted mother. It does seem to lack something of a narrative thrust at times and other supporting characters seem to exist mostly to act as either window decoration or as someone who exists to build out Alice herself more. Still it's a good film with some very well-done scenes even though it doesn't quite come together as a complete whole.

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112. Five Miles to Midnight (1962)
Sophia Loren is great in this dark noir and Perkins himself is interesting to watch even though he doesn't seem to really fit the personality of the character. Overall it's pretty good but feels a little too cluttered narratively.

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113. The Bloody Brood (1959)
Peter Falk stars as a murderous beatnik who becomes fascinated with the idea of killing someone who wouldn't ever be missed. I'd guess this was inspired by Leopold & Loeb much like Hitchcock's Rope. Although in execution they're wildly different. While Rope felt very meticulously planned (much like the murder itself), this one has more of a reckless vibe with Falk and his partner killing a kid without much planning which would lead to everything falling apart.

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114. The House on Carroll Street (1988)
Taking place in the 1950's, the film features Kelly McGillis playing a woman who was fired for refusing to name names during the HUAC trials and enlists the help of FBI man Jess Daniels to help her uncover a plot by the government to harbor Nazis. The period detail is quite good almost to the detriment of the actual plot which feels a little too heavy-handed predictable with incredibly one-dimensional characters. The way its filmed is also fairly flat and uninspired. Still if you want a newer film that attempts to replicate the look of noir without the soul, this will do.

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115. Terror y encajes negros a.k.a. Terror & Black Lace (1985)
Terror & Black Lace is essentially a Mexican giallo with nearly all the trappings that entails (other than its non-existent soundtrack, so often a key component of many gialli). Unfortunately like many gialli, the film does take its time building up to its climax. While the first hour is indeed very slow in places, mostly doing character building, the last 30 minutes or so, is actually quite good and certainly better than some of its Italian inspiration.

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116. One Minute Before Death a.k.a. The Oval Portrait (1972)
Apparently this Mexico/Canada co-production was based on an Edgar Allan Poe story but has been heavily padded and is full of ridiculously over-the-top melodrama and cheese. The characters act in such exaggerated ways at times that I found myself laughing at how goofy they come across, especially its ending.

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117. L'assassino (1961)
Dang, Marcello Mastrioanni just can't help being cool, even when he's playing the hapless victim of bureaucracy. The film essentially cuts back and forth in time between his dalliance with an older woman and the eventual police investigation leading his arrest for the murder of this ex-lover. Mastrioanni is great here as the film builds out his character and his past romances and is really the centerpiece of the movie. Elio Petri, underrated director of Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion, keeps a steady tension and air of anxiety as the film builds out its "Is he guilty" narrative with some great shot composition and a very cool jazz soundtrack. The ending felt a little lacking but is really a pretty small complaint. Overall, this is one of the better films I've seen this month.

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118. The Kennel Murder Case (1933)
William Powell plays Philo Vance in a warm-up for the mystery solving antics of The Thin Man (replete with a small dog in tow!). In general though The Kennel Murder Case certainly doesn't have near the sense of fun and charisma as Nick's & Nora's antics despite Michael Curtiz' steady direction and a fairly interesting central mystery. Still there are glimmers of Powell's real star-making turn the following year.

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119. The Door with Seven Locks a.k.a. Chamber of Horrors (1940)
I had to fit a little Edgar Wallace in here somewhere. I had actually watched the 1962 German version of this earlier this year (it's on the BFI Euro Horror list despite not really being horror) and I'd say this one in similar in quality although feels a little creaky in places.

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120. Malchik russkiy a.k.a. A Russian Youth (2019)
On the surface this very clearly seemed to be inspired by Alexadre Sokurov's aesthetic. When you look a little deeper though, unlike Sokurov's fixation on painterly compositions, A Russian Youth is much more concerned with the aural experience, the cacophony of war juxtaposed with the graceful frenzy of the Rachmaninoff pieces. As an audio/visual experience it's an interesting one, although it feels somewhat lacking in the character development department. Our titular youth feels more like a conduit to convey the experience of WWI warfare and remains something of a blank slate in terms of really understanding who he is by the end.

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121. Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018)
This was a pretty decent follow-up to the first film. In absence of Emily Blunt, this film lives in a much more morally grey area with Brolin's "for the greater good" mentality as one driving force and Benecio Del Toro's more loose cannon, unpredictable nature as the other. I didn't think any of the set pieces were as intense as some in the first film but it certainly tries. Overall, I think if you enjoyed the first one, you'll probably find something here to appreciate as well.
Spoiler
1. 37 (2014)
2. Ninja Demon's Massacre (1988)
3. Las luchadoras contra el médico asesino a.k.a. Doctor of Doom (1963)
4. Yao shou du shi a.k.a. Wicked City (1992)
5. Dangerously Close (1987)
6. Santo contra los zombies a.k.a. Santos vs the Zombies (1982)
7. Man in the Vault (1956)
8. Las luchadoras contra la momia a.k.a. Wrestling Women vs. the Aztec Mummy (1964)
9. Le clan des Siciliens s.k.s. The Sicilian Clan (1969)
10. Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2020)
11. Kôshônin a.k.a. Negotiator (2003)
12. The Full Treatment (1960)
13. Pit of Darkness (1961)
14. I ragazzi del massacro a.k.a. Naked Violence (1969)
15. No se aceptan devoluciones a.k.a. Instructions Not Included (2013)
16. The Hostage (1967)
17. The Bees (1978)
18. Demonoid: Messenger of Death (1981)
19. Soldier, Sailor (1944)
20. The Specialist (1975)
21. Witch Hunt (1994)
22. Venetian Bird (1952)
23. One Good Cop (1991)
24. Atroz (Atrocious) (2015)
25. A Man Betrayed (1941)
26. Sensitive New Age Killer (2000)
27. El pecado de Adán y Eva a.k.a. Sin of Adam & Eve (1969)
28. Blues Harp (1998)
29. Museo del horror a.k.a. Museum of Horror (1964)
30. Le foto proibite di una signora per bene a.k.a. Forbidden Photos of a Lady Above Suspicion (1970)
31. The Black Scorpion (1957)
32. Johnny Come Lately (1943)
33. H (2002)
34. Carnival Magic (1981)
35. El libro de piedra a.k.a. Book of Stone (1969)
36. The Marked One (1963)
37. The Painted Smile a.k.a. Murder Can Be Deadly (1962)
38. Fallen (1998)
39. Mary, Mary, Bloody Mary (1975)
40. Santo vs. las mujeres vampiro a.k.a. Santo vs the Vampire Woman (1962)
41. Cold in July (2014)
42. Dos abrazos (2007)
43. Body of Evidence (1993)
44. Hell's Five Hours (1958)
45. La momia azteca contra el robot humano a.k.a. The Robot vs Aztec Mummy (1958)
46. The Man Who Died Twice (1958)
47. Perdita Durango a.k.a. Dance with the Devil (1997)
48. Brijes 3D a.k.a. Guardians of the Lost Code (2010)
49. The Big O (1999)
50. For Greater Glory: The True Story of Cristiada (2012)
51. Così dolce... così perversa a.k.a. So Sweet... So Perverse (1969)
52. Más negro que la noche a.k.a. Darker Than The Night (1975)
53. Dolan's Cadillac (2009)
54. Ando volando bajo (1959)
55. The Big Empty (1997)
56. Cyclone (1978)
57. Come Out and Play (2012)
58. The Quiller Memorandum (1966)
59. Mord und Totschlag a.k.a. Degree of Murder (1987)
60. The Big Operator (1959)
61. Fear Chamber (1968)
62. Uncle Silas (1947)
63. Caperucita y Pulgarcito contra los monstruos a.k.a. Little Red Riding Hood & Tom Thumb vs the Monsters (1962)
64. Golgo 13: Queen Bee (1998)
65. Waga jinsei saiaku no toki a.k.a. Most Terrible Time In My Life (1993)
66. Across 110th Street (1972)
67. The Rain Killer (1990)
68. Hell's House (1932)
69. Herencia diabólica a.k.a. Diabolical Inheritance (1994)
70. Karera ga honki de amu toki wa a.k.a. Close-Knit (2017)
71. Midnight Lace (1960)
72. La nuit a dévoré le monde a.k.a. Night Eats the World (2018)
73. Gonin a.k.a. The Five (1995)
74. Pickup Alley (1957)
75. Satanás de todos los horrores (1974)
76. Mary (1931)
77. The Crush (1993)
78. The Female Animal (1958)
79. Hotel Colonial (1987)
80. Whiteout (2009)
81. Ahí va el diablo a.k.a. Here Comes The Devil (2012)
82. The Tijuana Story (1957)
83. Hell on Frisco Bay (1955)
84. Su excelencia (1967)
85. Track the Man Down (1955)
86. Fortune is a Woman a.k.a. She Played with Fire (1957)
87. Chosen Survivors (1974)
88. El hombre que logró ser invisible a.k.a. Invisible Man in Mexico (1958)
89. Fando y Lis (1968)
90. Ladrones de tumbas a.k.a. Grave Robbers (1989)
91. Bliss (2019)
92. Di Renjie zhi Sidatianwang a.k.a. Detective Dee: The Four Heavenly Kings (2018)
93. Escher dori no akai posuto a.k.a. Red Post on Escher Street (2020)
94. When Michael Calls (1972)
95. The Sinister Urge (1960)
96. La noche de los mil gatos a.k.a. Night of a Thousand Cats (1972)
97. Six Bridges to Cross (1955)
98. A Strange Adventure (1956)
99. The Mansion of Madness (1973)
100. Luz (2018)
101. An Act of Murder (1948)
102. Santo en el museo de cera a.k.a. Santo in the Wax Museum (1963)
103. Butt Boy (2019)
104. La loba a.k.a. The She-Wolf (1965)
105. Ruben Brandt, a gyujto a.k.a. Ruben Brandt, Collector (2018)
106. The Case Against Brooklyn (1958)
107. Foreign Intrigue (1956)
108. Kaosu a.k.a. Chaos (2000)
109. Cosh Boy a.k.a. The Slasher (1953)
110. El Diablo Ha Invadido Mi Sangre (2019)
111. Alice T. (2018)
112. Five Miles to Midnight (1962)
113. The Bloody Brood (1959)
114. The House on Carroll Street (1988)
115. Terror y encajes negros a.k.a. Terror & Black Lace (1985)
116. One Minute Before Death a.k.a. The Oval Portrait (1972)
117. L'assassino (1961)
118. The Kennel Murder Case (1933)
119. The Door with Seven Locks a.k.a. Chamber of Horrors (1940)
120. Malchik russkiy a.k.a. A Russian Youth (2019)
121. Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018)
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11. Barbary Coast (Howard Hawks, 1935)
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1. Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas (Arnaud des Pallières, 2013)
2. A Lady Takes a Chance (William A. Seiter, 1943)
3. Grigris (Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, 2013)
4. A Lover in Pawn (Victor Sjöström, 1920)
5. Fire Will Come (Olivier Laxe, 2019)
6. Honeymoon (Dan Sallitt, 1998)
7. DAU. Brave People (Ilya Khrzhanovsky & Aleksey Slusarchuk, 2020)
8. Ghost Strata (Ben Rivers, 2019)
9. The Crowd Roars (Howard Hawks, 1932)
10. Penance (Kiyoshi Kurosawa, 2012)
11. Barbary Coast (Howard Hawks, 1935)
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63. Tear This Heart Out (2008)
64. The Perfect Dictatorship (2014)
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