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Lindsey Tries to Appreciate Westerns: The River’s Edge (1957)

Lindsey Tries to Appreciate Westerns: The River’s Edge (1957)

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(Screen capture by Lindsey for TMP)

(Screen capture by Lindsey for TMP)

Ben Cameron (Anthony Quinn) has recently married Meg (Debra Paget), a pretty redhead from the city, and brought her to live on his ranch in the Southwest.

Meg is having trouble adjusting to the rancher way of life and all of the danger that Ben’s work puts him in. She urges Ben to start working as a hunting guide like he used to in order to earn money. She…

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Mill Creek Musings: Woman in the Shadows (1934)

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John Bradley (Ralph Bellamy) is a released prisoner who has been serving time because he accidentally killed a man during a brawl — hit him a bit too hard for flirting with his girl, Helen (Nell O’Day). Knowing that he has anger issues, John decides to isolate himself by moving into and renovating a cabin that was built by his father.

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Helen tries to reunite with John as soon as…

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Period Film: Crazy Mama (1975)

Period Film: Crazy Mama (1975)

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Melba (Cloris Leachman) is a down-on-her-luck hair stylist who loses her salon when she gets too far behind on her payments.

With her mom, Sheba (Ann Sothern), her pregnant daughter Cheryl (Linda Purl) and Cheryl’s boyfriend Shaun (Don Most) in tow, Melba decides to pack up the car and head back to Arkansas, where she hopes to buy back the family farm.

Along the way, they pick up a number of odd…

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Les demoiselles de Rochefort (1967)

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Dance teacher Delphine (Catherine Deneuve) and her musician sister Solange (Françoise Dorléac, Deneuve’s real-life sister) live in Rochefort, a somewhat sleepy seaside town. Their mother Yvonne (Danielle Darrieux) owns a local café. Both sisters dream of leaving Rochefort to find excitement and true love, while their mother daydreams about a lost love.

When a fair…

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Second Looks: Mr. Skeffington (1944)

Second Looks: Mr. Skeffington (1944)

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Today we’re back with another installment of the sparsely-updated series Second Looks, where I re-watch a film I haven’t seen in a few years and evaluate it with a new pair of eyes. The film in question in this installment is 1944′s Mr. Skeffington, the film which earned Bette Davis her 8th Academy Award nomination in the Best Actress category.

Davis stars as Fanny, a…

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Book vs. Film: Divergent

Book vs. Film: Divergent

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Divergent is the latest in a long line of young adult novels to be adapted into films, with the hopes of spawning a lucrative film franchise for Lionsgate. Sure enough, the sequel, Insurgent, has already been greenlit for release next year after a successful opening weekend.

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Both Veronica Roth’s novel (the first of three in a series, followed by Insurgent and Allegiant) and its…

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Mill Creek Musings: Five Minutes to Live (1961)

Mill Creek Musings: Five Minutes to Live (1961)

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It’s Monday — time for another installment of Mill Creek Musings! Today’s film, Five Minutes to Live, appears in the Sensational Sixties set. The print runs 1:14:22 and visually, it’s a bit fuzzy, but not too bad.

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Five Minutes to Live opens with a monologue by a man sitting at a shadowy table, which turns into narration as the film transitions into a flashback. A shootout…

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Reviewin’ the Box: And Then There Were None (VCI Entertainment edition)

Reviewin’ the Box: And Then There Were None (VCI Entertainment edition)

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Based on Agatha Christie’s detective novel (which eventually held the same title after a few less-than-favorable ones), And Then There Were None is based on the premise of a nursery rhyme in which all of the characters die by the end. Here are the version of the rhyme that the film utilizes:

“Ten little Indian boys went out to dine;
One choked his little self and then there were nine.
Nine little…

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Cloudburst (1951)

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John (Robert Preston) is trying to regain some sense of normalcy in his life after returning from World War II. He’s happy to be reunited with his wife, Carol (Elizabeth Sellars). But when she is killed after being hit by a car, the build-up of wartime and personal trauma gets the best of John, and he decides to seek revenge.

John knows that two people were involved…

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Lindsey Tries to Appreciate Westerns: Black Hills Ambush (1952)

Lindsey Tries to Appreciate Westerns: Black Hills Ambush (1952)

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Rocky Lane (Allan Lane), a U.S. marshal, has arrived in town to help his friend Nugget (Eddy Waller), a freight runner. Nugget has been having a problem with bandits robbing him of his shipments.

After learning that the robbers have only targeted incoming shipments, Rocky begins to think that the band of thieves have been repackaging the shipments and bringing them back to…

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