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Movie: The Bad and the Beautiful

An unscrupulous movie producer uses an actress, a director and a writer to achieve success. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jul 16, 2018 - 2 comments

Movie: Town Without Pity

Four American soldiers stationed near a German village face death in the assault of a local girl and are defended by outside counsel Major Steve Garrett. [Content Warning]. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jun 21, 2018 - 0 comments

Movie: Paths of Glory

After refusing to attack an enemy position, a general accuses the soldiers of cowardice and their commanding officer must defend them. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jun 8, 2016 - 4 comments

Movie: Lonely Are the Brave

A fiercely independent cowboy arranges to have himself locked up in jail in order to then escape with an old friend who has been sentenced to the penitentiary. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 15, 2016 - 0 comments

Movie: Seven Days in May

United States military leaders plot to overthrow the President because he supports a nuclear disarmament treaty and they fear a Soviet sneak attack. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 4, 2016 - 3 comments

Movie: Ace in the Hole

Billy Wilder’s Ace in the Hole is one of the most scathing indictments of American culture ever produced by a Hollywood filmmaker. Kirk Douglas gives the fiercest performance of his career as Chuck Tatum, an amoral newspaper reporter who washes up in dead-end Albuquerque, happens upon the scoop of a lifetime, and will do anything to keep getting the lurid headlines. Wilder’s follow-up to Sunset Boulevard is an even darker vision, a no-holds-barred exposé of the American media’s appetite for sensation that has gotten only more relevant with time. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Feb 6, 2015 - 7 comments

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