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One title among the first wave of Cinemascope films from the studio which initiated the process, 20th Century Fox, was Garden of Evil (1954). This western, which is set south of the border, stars Gary Cooper (1901-61 prostate cancer), Susan Hayward (1917-75 lung and brain cancer), Richard Widmark (1914-2008 long illness), and Cameron Mitchell (1918-94…

Read more Director Henry Hathaway’s Garden of Evil (1954)

*contains spoilers So you think self-isolation is driving you crazy? The film Repulsion (1965) begins with the sight of a woman’s eye as the credits appear along with the heartbeat-like sound of a drum. Actress Catherine Deneuve (1943-) is staring into space at work, detached from her surroundings as a manicurist in a private room…

Read more The Isolation and Madness of Roman Polanski’s Apartment Trilogy

*contains spoilers Name: AnneAge: 52 Occupation: Pet Sitter Favourite Movie: It’s a Wonderful Life (1946) First Saw It: One television by myself one Christmas in my late 20s. Starring: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell and Henry Travers Plot: Director Frank Capra’s sentimental tale of a man who has worked all his life…

Read more My Cult Movie: “…No life is trivial or insignificant”