The Killer Elite (1975) Sam Peckinpah, James Caan, Robert Duvall, Arthur Hill, Action, Crime, Thriller

The Killer Elite (1975)
Mike Locken is one of the principal members of a group of freelance spies. A significant portion of their work is for the C.I.A. and while on a case for them, one of his friends turns on him and shoots him in the elbow and knee. His assignment, to protect someone, goes down in flames. He is nearly crippled, but with braces is able to again become mobile. For revenge as much as anything else, Mike goes after his ex-friend.

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The Iceman Cometh (1973) John Frankenheimer, Lee Marvin, Fredric March, Robert Ryan, Drama

The Iceman Cometh (1973)
It’s 1912 and the patrons of ‘The Last Chance Saloon’ have gathered for their evening of whiskey to contemplate their lost faith and dreams, when Hickey (Lee Marvin) arrives. Hickey is out to convince everyone that he can help them all find peace of mind by ridding them of the foolish dreams and by bringing them back to reality. Hickey is working especially hard on Larry Slade (Robert Ryan) a former anarchist who has lost his will for life and is awaiting the eventuality of death. Larry is not affected by the cajolings of Hickey but his young companion Parritt (Jeff Bridges) is strangely affected and this leads to revelations about his own mother and feelings of betrayal and loss. As the night wears on the mood changes as everyone has the their faith and dreams slowly destroyed by Hickey. As the anger builds everyone turns on Hickey about his wife and the iceman. This leads to more revelations and with Hickey having the faint questioning of his own new found convictions.

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The Man Who Haunted Himself (1970) Basil Dearden, Roger Moore, Hildegard Neil, Alastair Mackenzie, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller

The Man Who Haunted Himself (1970)
While driving one evening, Harold Pelham appears possessed and has a car accident. While on the operating table, there even appears to be two heartbeats on the monitor. When he awakes, Pelham finds his life has been turned upside-down: he learns that he now supports a merger that he once opposed, and that he apparently is having an affair. People claim they have seen him in places that he has never been. Does Pelham have a doppelganger – or is he going insane?

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Salomè (1972) Carmelo Bene, Lydia Mancinelli, Alfiero Vincenti, Drama

Salome (1972)
Salomè (Donyale Luna), the whorish daughter of Herod (Carmelo Bene), is lusted after by her depraved stepfather, King Tetrac. When her attempted seduction of the visiting John The Baptist fails, she agrees to satisfy her stepfather’s perverted whims through the infamous dance of the seven veils, and in reaction to that, demands that Tetrac do her bidding and murder John The Baptist and present her his severed head.

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Partir / Leaving (2009) Catherine Corsini, Kristin Scott Thomas, Sergi López, Yvan Attal, Drama, Romance

Partir (2009)
Suzanne is a well to do married woman and mother in the south of France. Her idle bourgeois lifestyle gets her down and she decides to go back to work as a physiotherapist. Her husband agrees to fix up a consulting room for her in their backyard. When Suzanne and the man hired to do the building meet, the mutual attraction is sudden and violent. Suzanne decides to give up everything and live this all engulfing passion to the fullest.

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Experiment Perilous (1944) Jacques Tourneur, Hedy Lamarr, George Brent, Paul Lukas, Romance, Thriller

Experiment Perilous (1944)
In 1903, Dr. Bailey meets a very strange woman on a train, then hears that she has died under mysterious circumstances. Through a friend, he becomes acquainted with the Bederaux family, all of whom seem to be neurotic and secretive; but the beauty of Alida Bederaux draws him into their circle…deeper than he’d planned. Who’s in danger from whom? Who’s crazy? Who can fathom the obscure motivations?

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