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REVIEW: The Case of The Maltese Falcon

Posted by Zach Davis on Saturday, January 25, 2014, In : 0.06% Beer or Wine 
The Maltese Falcon
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Directed by: John Huston

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Gladys George, Peter Lorre, Sydney Greenstreet, and Lee Patrick

John Huston's The Maltese Falcon took us to a place that many films, cartoons, and television shows would parody for years to come.  The cheesy dialogue wouldn’t have worked today.  For its time, however, The Maltese Falcon offered a fresh vision of a back alley world.  As a film noir, Huston’s first motion picture captures a dark, shado...

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REVIEW: Rebecca, a More Dramatic Feel From the Master of Suspense

Posted by Zach Davis on Sunday, April 7, 2013, In : 0.03% Wine Coolers 
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Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine, George Sanders, Judith Anderson, Florence Bates

Rebecca is not your typical suspense film, but that doesn't mean director Alfred Hitchcock fails to deliver a dark, mysterious ride.  What sets this apart is that Hitchcock is charged with the daunting task of building the film’s plot and thrills around a woman who is long dead before the movie even takes place.  With moving track shots of Manderley, a larg...

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REVIEW: Follow the Yellow Brick Road & You'll Find the Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Posted by James Brown on Thursday, January 17, 2013, In : 0.00% Water 

The Wizard of Oz

Directed By: Victor Fleming

Starring: Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr, Jack Haley, Billie Burke, Margaret Hamilton, Charlie Grapewin, Clara Blandick, Pat Walshe, and Terry as Toto

"I'll get you my pretty, and your little dog too."
-The Wicked Witch of the West (Margaret Hamilton)

This might just be the most famous line in all of movie history.  If you don't know what I'm talking about, you've got a serious problem.  For the last 74 years, the Wicked Witch o...

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