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The Sicilian Clan (Henri Verneuil, 1969)

“Kino presents Henri Verneuil’s compelling caper film The Sicilian Clan in two newly restored versions, along with some top-notch extras.” Read the whole review on Slant Magazine. Advertisements

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“The Great Whatsit”: Kiss Me Deadly (Robert Aldrich, 1955)

Kiss Me Deadly doesn’t so much paint classic film noir into a generic cul-de-sac as blow it right out of the water, clearly intimating The End. (Only Touch of Evil [1958] remains to set a battered and charred headstone atop … Continue reading

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“No Exit”: Brute Force (Jules Dassin, 1947)

This explosive, powerhouse prison film effectively reunites a large number of cast and crew from the previous year’s The Killers: producer Mark Hellinger, composer Miklos Rózsa, screenwriter Richard Brooks (uncredited for his Killers work), star Burt Lancaster and actors Edmond … Continue reading

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