THE RED HOUSE(1947; Delmer Daves)
A psychological thriller with Edward G. Robinson, directed by Delmer Daves and an iconic score by Miklos Rozsa... I knew the score but had never seen the film. It's haunting and strange, not perfect but riveting.
THIEF(1981; Michael Mann)
Shame on me! I had never seen this Michael Mann film. Perfection. Check out the photography and composition. Masterful.
BEYOND A REASONABLE DOUBT(1956; Fritz Lang)
Fritz Lang film with a twist at the end that completely caught me off guard. Pretty amazing that a 1956 film can still have that effect on you!!
THE ONION FIELD(1979; Harold Becker)
Based on Joseph Wambaugh's best-seller, this is the grand daddy of all cop stories. Really well made and acted.
GREEN ICE(1981; Ernest Day)
Ryan O'Neal in a fun heist movie. It's dated but the plot is good enough that you'll keep watching.