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Ivan the Terrible
Ivan the Terrible

Ivan Groznyy
Dir. Sergei Eisenstein
(1944)    99 minutes

As Ivan ascends to lead Russia, the Boyars are determined to disrupt his rule.

Ivan the Terrible II: The Boyars...
Ivan the Terrible II: The Boyars' Plot

Ivan Groznyy. Skaz vtoroy: Boyarskiy zagovor
Dir. Sergei Eisenstein
(1958)    85 minutes

The tsar attempts to foil the efforts of the Boyars to disrupt his rule but things are never quite what they seem.

Seven Wonders of the World
Seven Wonders of the World

Dir. Tay Garnett, Paul Mantz, Andrew Marton, Ted Tetzlaff, Walter Thompson
(1956)    122 minutes

A round-the-world adventure that picks up where the Greeks of antiquity left off. Released in 1956, this Cinerama spectacle follows 20th century adventurer Lowell Thomas as he seeks out the Seven Wonders of the Modern World.

Round About Hollywood
Round About Hollywood

(1931)    7 minutes

ROUND ABOUT HOLLYWOOD provides a rare peek at Los Angeles in general and Hollywood in particular as the ordinary citizen might have seen it in 1931.

Creature with the Blue Hand
Creature with the Blue Hand

Die blaue Hand
Dir. Alfred Vohrer
(1967)    47 minutes

Klaus Kinski plays twin brothers (one of whom is found guilty of murder and sent to an insane asylum in the prologue) and he is not even the creepiest part of this colorful murder mystery.

Search for Paradise
Search for Paradise

Dir. Otto Lang
(1957)    120 minutes

You'll become part of the adventure as explorer Lowell Thomas searches for paradise in the ancient cities, wild waters and lush gardens of the mountaintops.

Charade
Charade

Dir. Stanley Donen
(1963)    113 minutes

Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant return to work with director Stanley Donen in the stylish and serpentine CHARADE, a blend of espionage thriller and romantic comedy that is today frequently described as the best movie Alfred Hitchcock never made.

Money Madness
Money Madness

Dir. Sam Newfield
(1948)    72 minutes

Rolling off the bus into a new town, Steve (Hugh Beaumont) gets work as a cabbie but has bigger things in mind.

Tornado
Tornado

Dir. William Berke
(1943)    82 minutes

There may be a twister at the beginning and end of this juicy melodrama but, in-between, the disasters are more of an explosive nature (the underground gas and human emotive kinds, both).

The Mask
The Mask

Face of Fire
Dir. Julian Roffman
(1961)    73 minutes

An unusual mask is discovered which allows the wearer to achieve hallucinatory visions. Like most fanciful opportunities, these benefits come with deadly side effects.

Female Prisoner 701: Scorpion
Female Prisoner 701: Scorpion

Joshuu 701-gô: Sasori
Dir. Shunya Ito
(1972)    87 minutes

After attempting to infiltrate a yakuza gang, the girlfriend of an ambitious police detective is thrown into a prison hellhole where the bad convicts torment the good ones and the corrupt wardens torment them all.

The Stranger
The Stranger

Dir. Orson Welles
(1946)    94 minutes

Edward G. Robinson stars as Wilson, a government agent who tracks down a high-ranking Nazi officer who has managed to craft a new identity for himself in a quaint Connecticut town, marrying the daughter of a local judge.

Bimbo's Initiation
Bimbo's Initiation

Dir. Dave Fleischer
(1931)    6 minutes

Minding his own business while walking down the street, Bimbo is plunged without warning into a subterranean world of macabre funhouse perils by candle-headed secret society types.

Black Sabbath
Black Sabbath

I tre volti della paura | Three Faces of Fear
Dir. Mario Bava
(1963)    92 minutes

One of the great horror anthology films and Mario Bava's personal favorite of his works, BLACK SABBATH solidified the director's reputation as Europe's maestro of the macabre.

Blackout
Blackout

Murder by Proxy
Dir. Terence Fisher
(1954)    87 minutes

A down-and-out American visits London and meets a beautiful blonde who offers him a fortune to marry her. He quickly agrees but the next day he awakens in an artist's studio covered with blood.

Scarlet Heaven
Scarlet Heaven

Forbidden
Dir. George King
(1948)    90 minutes

After the war, Jim Harding (Douglass Montgomery) is desperate to put his knowledge of chemistry to good use but his wife's greed forces him to sell potions for baldness and stomach disorders in a fairground booth on Blackpool's Golden Mile.

Horrors of the Black Museum
Horrors of the Black Museum

Dir. Arthur Crabtree
(1959)    78 minutes

London is fear-struck and Scotland Yard is baffled by a series of strange murders plaguing the city.

The Day of the Triffids
The Day of the Triffids

Dir. Steve Sekely
(1962)    94 minutes

Society is on the verge of collapse after a meteorite shower blinds much of the population. In the aftermath, marauding plants known as Triffids attack anything (and anyone) that moves.

Rudolph Valentino
Rudolph Valentino

(1941)    10 minutes

This Astor Pictures newsreel covers the brief career (but mostly the sudden death) of silent film star Rudolph Valentino.

Heat Wave
Heat Wave

Dir. Ken Hughes
(1954)    68 minutes

Fearful of getting cut from her ailing husband's will, a femme fatale entangles a down and out writer in a scheme to murder her husband.

Siren of Atlantis
Siren of Atlantis

Dir. Gregg Tallas
(1949)    72 minutes

Two Foreign Legion soldiers, Jean (Dennis O'Keefe) and Andre (Jean-Pierre Aumont), accidentally discover the famed lost continent of Atlantis.

And Then There Were None
And Then There Were None

Dir. René Clair
(1945)    97 minutes

Ten people, strangers to each other, are invited to a lavish estate on an island. Through a recording, their mysterious host accuses each of his "guests" of murder.

Blind Corner
Blind Corner

Man in the Dark
Dir. Lance Comfort
(1965)    74 minutes

Paul Gregory is an accomplished composer despite his blindness, and his beautiful wife Anne seems to be the perfect supporting wife. But unknown to Paul, she is having a passionate affair with Ricky, a struggling artist.

Home to Danger
Home to Danger

Dir. Terence Fisher
(1951)    64 minutes

This trim Brit noir concerns an estranged daughter of a reprobate Colonel who dies under circumstances that ought to bring more suspicion than they do.

Love in the City
Love in the City

L'amore in città
Dir. Michelangelo Antonioni, Federico Fellini, Alberto Lattuada, Carlo Lizzani, Francesco Maselli, Dino Risi, Cesare Zavattini
(1953)    115 minutes

Seven top Italian filmmakers (including Michelangelo Antonioni and Federico Fellini) pooled their talents on this omnibus "reality" feature.

Hell is Sold Out
Hell is Sold Out

Dir. Michael Anderson
(1951)    81 minutes

Believed dead, French resistance fighter and author Dominic Danges returns home from a POW camp to find his house occupied by an alleged wife who's published a best-selling novel under his name.

Bad Blonde
Bad Blonde

The Flanagan Boy
Dir. Reginald Le Borg
(1953)    80 minutes

A prizefighter has a torrid affair with his manager's wife and conspires to murder her husband for insurance money.

Lisa and the Devil
Lisa and the Devil

Lisa e il diavolo
Dir. Mario Bava
(1974)    95 minutes

Regarded as Mario Bava's most personal and unconventional film, LISA AND THE DEVIL is a diabolical thriller flavored with the dreadful imagery and tormenting logic of an endless nightmare.

New York Confidential
New York Confidential

Dir. Russell Rouse
(1955)    88 minutes

A New York City mob boss deals out death as the answer to every crisis: from a minor member of his own syndicate, to a Washington lobbyist, to his own hired killers!

The Man from Cairo
The Man from Cairo

Dramma Nella Kasbah Crime Squad
Dir. Edoardo Anton, Ray Enright
(1953)    82 minutes

A $100 million gold cache, hidden in the North African desert during World War II, is at the center of the crime mystery plot.

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Shelter Island
Shelter Island

Dir. Michael Canzoniero
(2011)    76 minutes

This unique documentary reveals the story of Shelter Island, NY resident and "outsider" artist Harald Olson and his equally eclectic patron, Jimmy Olinkiewicz, a blue-collar gas station owner and father of an autistic child.

Giuseppe Makes a Movie
Giuseppe Makes a Movie

Dir. Adam Rifkin
(2014)    82 minutes

The stranger-than-fiction documentary explores the Giuseppe Andrews universe, showing how the self-taught filmmaker captures an unexpected level of humanism and creates a family unit for a group of people who need one.

Danton
Danton

Dir. Andrzej Wajda
(1983)    135 minutes

Gérard Depardieu and Wojciech Pszoniak star in Andrzej Wajda's powerful, intimate depiction of the ideological clash between the earthy, man-of-the-people Georges Danton and icy Jacobin extemist Maximilien Robespierre.

Santa sangre
Santa sangre

Holy Blood
Dir. Alejandro Jodorowsky
(1989)    123 minutes

The story of a young circus performer, the crime of passion that shatters his soul and the macabre journey back to the world of his armless mother, deaf-mute lover and murder.

4 Adventures of Reinette and Mir...
4 Adventures of Reinette and Mirabelle

4 aventures de Reinette et Mirabelle
Dir. Eric Rohmer
(1987)    99 minutes

Two young women (one from the city, the other from the country) meet and bond over an exquisite atmospheric event, and then room together in Paris, where they encounter many of the inevitable characters of a modern city.

Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters
Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters

Dir. Paul Schrader
(1985)    121 minutes

Paul Schrader's visually stunning, collagelike portrait of acclaimed Japanese author and playwright Yukio Mishima investigates the inner turmoil and contradictions of a man who attempted an impossible harmony between self, art and society.

The Double Life of Véronique
The Double Life of Véronique

La double vie de Véronique
Dir. Krzysztof Kieslowski
(1991)    98 minutes

Weronika is a Polish choir soprano. Her double, Véronique, is a French music teacher. Though unknown to each other, the two women share an enigmatic bond.

The Browning Version
The Browning Version

Dir. Anthony Asquith
(1951)    89 minutes

An embittered, middle-aged schoolmaster begins to feel that his life has been a failure.

Ivan the Terrible
Ivan the Terrible

Ivan Groznyy
Dir. Sergei Eisenstein
(1944)    99 minutes

As Ivan ascends to lead Russia, the Boyars are determined to disrupt his rule.

The Greatest Ears in Town
The Greatest Ears in Town

Dir. Doug Biro, Joe Mardin
(2013)    103 minutes

The Grammy nominated film chronicles the life and career of the man who produced more than fifty gold and platinum records with sales topping fifty million units.

Our Stars
Our Stars

Dir. Mark Rappaport
(2015)    27 minutes

Stars of the 1940s and 1950s, were they cast for their mutual affinities or for their commercial appeal? If and when they were re-starred years later, did the magic still work? Did sparks still fly?

Master of the Flying Guillotine
Master of the Flying Guillotine

Du bi quan wang da po xue di zi
Dir. Jimmy Wang Yu
(1975)    93 minutes

The legendary Jimmy Wang Yu stars as the one armed boxer, a martial arts expert, who is targeted by the blind master of the flying guillotine, who has vowed revenge for the deaths of his two disciples.

Europa
Europa

Zentropa
Dir. Lars von Trier
(1991)    112 minutes

A fever dream in which an American pacifist stumbles into a job as a sleeping-car conductor for the Zentropa railways in a Kafkaesque 1945 postwar Frankfurt.

A Tale of Winter
A Tale of Winter

Conte d'hiver
Dir. Eric Rohmer
(1992)    114 minutes

A young couple meet while on holiday and fall deeply in love. In a fatal slip, she gives him the wrong address and he disappears from her life.

Becoming Anita Ekberg
Becoming Anita Ekberg

Dir. Mark Rappaport
(2014)    18 minutes

An exploration of how the construct of "Anita Ekberg" became an internationally famous sex goddess as a result of the careful cultivation of her image in various movies, both in Hollywood, by Frank Tashlin, and in Europe, by Federico Fellini.

Ivan the Terrible II: The Boyars...
Ivan the Terrible II: The Boyars' Plot

Ivan Groznyy. Skaz vtoroy: Boyarskiy zagovor
Dir. Sergei Eisenstein
(1958)    85 minutes

The tsar attempts to foil the efforts of the Boyars to disrupt his rule but things are never quite what they seem.

The Trial of Joan of Arc
The Trial of Joan of Arc

Procès de Jeanne d'Arc
Dir. Robert Bresson
(1966)    64 minutes

Robert Bresson turned his attention to the last part of Joan of Arc's life, and the result was a stark and beautifully compact retelling of the tale, based on the actual surviving records of her trial.

That Hamilton Woman
That Hamilton Woman

Dir. Alexander Korda
(1941)    126 minutes

A gripping account of the scandalous adulterous affair between the British Royal Navy officer Lord Horatio Nelson and the renowned beauty Emma, Lady Hamilton, the wife of a British ambassador.

Blind Woman's Curse
Blind Woman's Curse

Kaidan nobori ryû
Dir. Teruo Ishii
(1970)    84 minutes

A thrilling Yakuza film featuring eye-popping visuals, sensational fight sequences and the gorgeous Meiko Kaji, in her first major role.

Birdemic
Birdemic

Dir. James Nguyen
(2010)    93 minutes

The story of a sexy lingerie model and a successful software salesman on a weekend getaway to a quaint Northern California town.