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The Eiger Sanction (1975) Cinema’s First Queer Canine D+

When we first meet FAGGOT he is pleasuring himself on Eastwood’s shoe. Who was the dog who played him? His owner, an effete Jack Cassidy, trained the little rascal to do that to every man who stopped by.

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The Anderson Tapes (1971) Film Review D

Hamming it up and mincing all over the place, this is a cringe-worthy performance from Martin Balsam who is not referred to by his given name, just The Fag.

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The Conformist (1970) Nando, Vittorio and Bernardo’s Masterpiece A+

Using Art Deco as a backdrop to the film’s narrative, the partnership of Bertolucci, Storaro and Scarfiotti changed the look of Cinema forever.

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Diary of a Mad Housewife (1970) Film Review A+

Starring a luminous Carrie Snodgress, the last movie that director Frank Perry and his screenwriter wife Eleanor made together is their best.

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Psycho (1960) Film Review A+

Anthony Perkins’ Norman Bates made him immortal while, at the same, time, ending his career in Hollywood. A masterpiece.

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North by Northwest (1959) Film Review A+

Eva Marie Saint gives Grace Kelly in “Rear Window” a run for her money as Hitchcock’s most elegant leading lady and the chemistry between the two leads is more palpable than in any Hollywood picture before or since.

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Vertigo (1958) Film Review A+

Anchored by an incredible performance by James Stewart as Scotty Ferguson a private detective and ex-cop who suffers from vertigo (fear of heights) after a coworker fell to his death, and Kim Novak is spectacular in the dual role of Judy/Madeleine.

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Tea and Sympathy (1956) Film Review. A-

The film has improved with age. What could not be said under the Hayes code (according to Deborah, the words homosexual, gay, or queer were never mentioned during the entire production – not even, or especially, by gay director Vincente Minnelli) gives it a beauty and delicacy, especially in Deborah’s sublime performance.

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Rear Window (1954) Film Review A+

Stewart, Kelly, and Ritter are all magnificent. Kelly, looking radiant, gets to deliver one of the big screen’s all-time sexy lines.

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Notorious (1946) Film Review A+

The term “MacGuffin” originated by Angus MacPhail for film, adopted by Alfred Hitchcock, and later extended to a similar device in other fiction. The MacGuffin here is the Uranium in the cellar.

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Mildred Pierce (1945) Film Review A+

Brilliantly filmed in high Germanic style by a wondrously talented bunch of ex-pat Viennese uber talents: Curtiz, Anton Grot and Max Steiner.

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