September 2013

3 I liked it.
4 I liked it a lot.
5 Loved it!
2 Didn't like it.
1 Wanted to stab someone.

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1.
The Servant (1963)
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The aristocratic Tony moves to London and hires the servant Hugo Barrett for all services at home. Barrett seems to be a loyal and competent employee... (116 mins.)
Director: Joseph Losey
“ 5 ” - mnoe
 
2.
The Scapegoat (1959)
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An English schoolteacher meets his lookalike, a French count; and unwillingly swaps identities with him. (91 mins.)
Director: Robert Hamer
“ 4 ” - mnoe
 
3.
Lassie Come Home (1943)
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After her destitute family is forced to sell her, a collie named Lassie escapes from her new owner and begins the long trek from Scotland to her Yorkshire home. (89 mins.)
Director: Fred M. Wilcox
 
4.
Dance, Fools, Dance (1931)
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After the death of her father and loss of the family fortune, Bonnie gets a job as a cub reporter while her brother becomes involved in bootlegging. (80 mins.)
Director: Harry Beaumont
 
5.
Ex-Lady (1933)
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Although free spirit Helen Bauer does not believe in marriage, she consents to marry Don, but his infidelities cause her to also take on a lover. (67 mins.)
Director: Robert Florey
 
6.
Illicit (1931)
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A young couple lives together out of wedlock, but they find that they're ahead of their time. (79 mins.)
Director: Archie Mayo
 
7.
The Long Dark Hall (1951)
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A devoted family man tries to help a beautiful alcoholic showgirl with her life, and becomes the the only suspect when someone else murders her. (86 mins.)
“ 1 ” - mnoe
 
8.
Phantom (1922)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A shiftless young man becomes obsessed with a mysterious woman and yearns to find her again. (125 mins.)
Director: F.W. Murnau
 
9.
The Ritchie Boys (2004 Documentary)
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During WWII, the U.S. formed an elite intelligence unit -- mostly German Jewish academics -- at Camp Ritchie... (90 mins.)
Director: Christian Bauer
“ 4 ” - mnoe
 
10.
Dangerous (1935)
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An alcoholic actress who is considered a dangerous jinx is rehabilitated, but she then shows that she's as dangerous as ever. (79 mins.)
Director: Alfred E. Green
 
11.
The Office Wife (1930)
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Larry Fellowes of Fellowes Publishing wants Kate to write her next book about the 'Office Wife'. The... (59 mins.)
Director: Lloyd Bacon
 
12.
Double Harness (1933)
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A woman tricks a playboy into marrying her and then tries to make him legitimately fall in love with her. (69 mins.)
Director: John Cromwell
 
13.
Chained (1934)
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A mistress of one man has a shipboard romance with another and is torn between both men. (76 mins.)
Director: Clarence Brown
 
14.
Possessed (1931)
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Ambitious factory Girl Marion Martin meets a handsome well-to-do, but he's interested in her as a mistress, not a wife. (76 mins.)
 
15.
Kontroll (2003)
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A tale about a strange young man, Bulcsú, the fellow inspectors on his team, all without exception likeable characters, a rival ticket inspection team, and racing along the tracks... And a tale about love. (105 mins.)
Director: Nimród Antal
 
16.
Silk (2011 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A six-part series about life at the Bar, the dilemmas and problems that modern day barristers have to face, and what it means to become a silk. (60 mins.)
“ Series 1 ” - mnoe
 
17.
The Crowd (1928)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The life of a man and woman together in a large, impersonal metropolis through their hopes, struggles and downfalls. (98 mins.)
Director: King Vidor
“ 4 ” - mnoe
 
18.
DNA (2004 TV Series)
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A retired pathologist is called back to work when his name is found written in blood on the wall at the scene of a murder. (180 mins.)
“ 2 ” - mnoe
 
19.
Donovan (2004 TV Series)
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(90 mins.)
“ 2 ” - mnoe
 
20.
Jeanne Eagels (1957)
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The life of 1920s actress Jeanne Eagels. (108 mins.)
Director: George Sidney
“ 2 ” - mnoe
 
21.
Love Me or Leave Me (1955)
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A fictionalized account of the career of jazz singer Ruth Etting and her tempestuous marriage to gangster Marty Snyder, who helped propel her to stardom. (122 mins.)
Director: Charles Vidor
 
22.
Mother of Mine (1926)
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A sincere working-class 13-year old in France is adopted by a well-meaning philanthropic millionairess from America -- who promises his doting mother that the boy will have the finest education -- but things are not so simple. (113 mins.)
Director: Jacques Feyder
“ 3+ ” - mnoe
 
23.
Hamlet (1969)
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Nicol Williamson takes the lead role in this star-studded 1969 version of William Shakespeare's tragedy... (117 mins.)
Director: Tony Richardson
“ 5 ” - mnoe
 
24.
Scaramouche (1952)
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18th century France. A man sets out to avenge the death of his friend at the hands of a master swordsman. (115 mins.)
Director: George Sidney
“ 3+ ” - mnoe
 
25.
Clear History (2013 TV Movie)
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A disgraced former marketing executive plots revenge against his former boss, who made billions from the electric car company they had started together. (101 mins.)
Director: Greg Mottola
 
26.
Project X (2012)
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3 high school seniors throw a birthday party to make a name for themselves. As the night progresses, things spiral out of control as word of the party spreads. (88 mins.)
Director: Nima Nourizadeh
“ 2.5 ” - mnoe
 
27.
Hungry for Monsters (2004 Documentary)
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In the early 1990s, teenager Nicole Althaus began an unlikely friendship with a teacher at her high school... (67 mins.)
 
28.
2 Days in New York (2012)
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Manhattan couple Marion and Mingus, who each have children from prior relationships, find their comfortable family dynamic jostled by a visit from Marion's relatives. (96 mins.)
Director: Julie Delpy
“ 5 ” - mnoe
 
29.
Searching for Sugar Man (2012 Documentary)
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Two South Africans set out to discover what happened to their unlikely musical hero, the mysterious 1970s rock n roller, Rodriguez. (86 mins.)
“ 4 ” - mnoe
 
30.
Wreck-It Ralph (2012)
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A video game villain wants to be a hero and sets out to fulfill his dream, but his quest brings havoc to the whole arcade where he lives. (101 mins.)
Director: Rich Moore
 
31.
We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks (2013 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A documentary that details the creation of Julian Assange's controversial website, which facilitated the largest security breach in U.S. history. (130 mins.)
Director: Alex Gibney
“ 5 ” - mnoe
 
32.
Arena (1975 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A profile of legendary music producer Sir George Martin with the help of his son Giles and wife Judy with contributions from Sir Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Michael Palin, Howard Goodall, Cilla Black, Bernard Cribbins and Rolf Harris.
 
33.
The Green Room (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A French little town, at the end of the twenties. Julien Davenne is a journalist whose wife Julie died a decade ago... (94 mins.)
 
34.
The Soft Skin (1964)
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Pierre Lachenay is a well-known publisher and lecturer, married with Franca and father of Sabine, around 10. He meets an air hostess, Nicole. They start a love affair, which Pierre is hiding, but he cannot stand staying away from her. (113 mins.)
“ 4 ” - mnoe
 
35.
The Myth of the American Sleepover (2010)
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Four young people navigate the suburban wonderland of metro-Detroit looking for love and adventure on the last weekend of summer. (96 mins.)
 
36.
10 Years (2011)
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The night before their high school reunion, a group of friends realize they still haven't quite grown up in some ways. (100 mins.)
Director: Jamie Linden
“ 2 ” - mnoe
 
37.
The Pirates! Band of Misfits (2012)
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Pirate Captain sets out on a mission to defeat his rivals Black Bellamy and Cutlass Liz for the Pirate of the year Award. The quest takes Captain and his crew from the shores of Blood Island to the foggy streets of Victorian London. (88 mins.)
 
38.
Ali (2001)
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A biography of sports legend Muhammad Ali, focusing on his triumphs and controversies between 1964 and 1974. (157 mins.)
Director: Michael Mann
 
39.
Premium Rush (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
In Manhattan, a bike messenger picks up an envelope that attracts the interest of a dirty cop, who pursues the cyclist throughout the city. (91 mins.)
Director: David Koepp
“ 2 ” - mnoe