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All About Eve (1950): When art truly imitates life, where does reality end?
All watched over by machines of loving grace (2011, documentary): So ... drop your disks and nix your network???
American Psycho (2000): Beware what you wish for – you might just get it!
Apocalypse Now Redux (2001): As somebody said: ‘We’ve seen the enemy, and they is us!’
Audition (1999, Japanese): Where the psychology of horror is even more horrifying than you think….
Blue Velvet (1986): Where the underbelly of The American Dream is a nightmare….
Chinatown (1974): Where you never know what’s really going on, especially in Chinatown.
Consequences of Love (2004, Italian): Beneath the serenity (boredom?) of daily living lies the lies … or truth?
Eight and a Half (1963, Italian): Where we view the circus of life on film, sort of….
Fitzcarraldo (1979, German): Where mad vistas provide us with visions of madness....
Inland Empire (2007): It’s about a woman in trouble … but which woman, and what trouble?
La Dolce Vita (1960, Italian): Where we discover life's not so sweet, not so livable….
Lost Highway (1997): Where nightmares turn to dreams which then revert to nightmares.
M (1931, German): Where Fritz Lang bares the soul and psychology of the child-killer.
Mulholland Drive (2001): Is this about the death of dreams and maybe the nightmare before death?
No Country for Old Men (2007): Leave it to the younger generation to f*** things up real good.
Once upon a time in Anatolia (2011, Turkish): In which what is revealed about a murder is not at all what we expect.
Once upon a time in the West (1968): The place where the widow, the outlaw and vengeance incarnate meet for the last time.
Patterns (1956): Winners and losers in the corporate world.
Raging Bull (1980): Where you can almost feel the anger of this very angry fighter.
Rope (1948): In the tangle if lies, there lies a tangle of rope….
Shane (1952): A Western tragedy of almost Gothic proportions.
The Birthday Party (1968): Not so much a party as a parting....
The Day of the Locust (1975): In Hollywood, the unholy swarming never stops.
The Iceman Cometh (1973): Heeeeeeeere's Hickey … and he's here to help!
The Last Picture Show (1971): Where, for all of us, love’s illusions live and die.
The Man from Earth (2007): Where the mystery of aging is perhaps not so mysterious.
The Moustache (2005, French): A dream of a life may in fact be just a life in a dream.
The Thin Red Line (1998): A philosophical discourse set against one of the bloodiest battles of World War Two.
Viva Zapata (1952): Heroic action by one of the legends of the Mexican revolution.
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Thanks for reading.
Roger J. Burke.