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The Essential Movie Library #70: Blue Velvet (1986)

When Kyle MacLachlan comes home following a family crisis, innocence collides with sex’s corruptive force and malevolence in this surrealistic David Lynch film

The Essential Movie Library #69: Dr. Strangelove (1964)

The film is replete with a memorable performance by Sterling Hayden as an air force general who’s lost his marbles in this satire of nuclear holocaust

The Essential Movie Library #68: Bicycle Thieves (1948)

Antonio supports his family with a much coveted job bicycling around the city to post flyers for American movies, and upon the bicycle's theft the man and his son journey to reclaim it.

The Essential Movie Library #67: Pulp Fiction (1994)

Quentin Tarantino’s noir kaleidoscope of hit men, molls, and boxers searching for redemption evidences his best cinematic work to date

The Essential Movie Library #66: Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (1965)

Russ Meyer's cult film portrays the über-Amazonian Asian-Cherokee Tura Satana as the leader of a trio of murderous young women in fast sportscars wreaking havoc in the desert

The Essential Movie Library #65: Caché (2005)

Michael Haneke directs this thriller story of a Parisian family who receive videotapes to their home from a mysterious source documenting their banal daily activities.

The Essential Movie Library #64: A Hard Day’s Night (1964)

It’s easy to forget what a dubious proposition the Beatles remained for many, who watched them half a century ago this week on TV’s "Ed Sullivan Show"

The Essential Movie Library #63: The Searchers

John Wayne gives his greatest and most complex performance and as a result the Western had no choice but to change, submitting to the force of his stardom

The Essential Movie Library #62: The Conformist (1970)

In The Conformist Bertolucci struck his most successful balance between the sensual exhilaration of cinema and the discipline devoted to telling a story

The Essential Movie Library #61: Bonnie and Clyde (1967)

"Bonnie & Clyde" was Warner's biggest hit since "My Fair Lady," and Hollywood was never the same after it came out.