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Rear Window (1954)
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
A simple technical exercise — making a whole film in one room — is given ballsy bravura by Hitchcock as a terrific James Stewart witnesses a murder through his, um, rear window. Read Review
Pick up the issue for our profile on Rear Window actress, Grace Kelly
The Hustler (1961)
Director: Robert Rossen
A cautionary tale masquerading as a sports movie, this is what legends are made of — especially considering Paul Newman’s turn as ‘Fast Eddie’ Felson provided his breakthrough to the big-time. Read Review
Raising Arizona (1987)
Director: Joel and Ethan Coen
For their sophomore effort, those versatile Coen boys swung from the stark chills of Blood Simple into screwball territory with this hyperactive comedy of apocalyptic bikers, serial robbery, infant kidnap, and the value of family. Read Review

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