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The Night of the Hunter (1955)

The Night of the Hunter (1955)
Movie Review While it is now considered one of the greatest American films (and deservedly so) this was not the case upon its release in 1955. When Night of the Hunter was first shown in theaters  it was both a commercial and a critical flop. Superbly directed by actor Charles Laughton and exquisitely shot by Stanley Cortez, this would be Laughton second and last turn as a director. No doubt the poor reception the film received at the time was a contributing factor to his reluctance to step behind the camera again. The movie boasts an all star crew and the actors are superbly cast. Robert Mitchum was...
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Faust (1926)

Faust (1926)
Movie Review   Only four years after bringing Dracula to the big screen for the first time ever in the silent classic Nosferatu, F.W. Murnau directed what would be his biggest production and last movie in his native Germany.   Murnau’s love of painting is in evidence in Faust. The film resembles more a series of dream like states rather than a cohesive narrative. Nothing short of a radiant masterpiece of German Expressionism, Murnau skillfully depicts the supernatural in this silent film loosely adapted from Goethe’s classic work and German folklore.     The movie opens...
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