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Preston Sturges

We had fun the other night watching “The Great McGinty”.  Talk about timely, it’s a film made in 1940, the first film directed by Sturges and it won him an Academy Award for best screenplay.  It’s all about the rise … Continue reading

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Love Actually – maybe the best Christmas movie ever

The website threefiftyeight is an analytical website.  They use data to analyze all sorts of things and it’s easy to understand.  I enjoy checking it out every now and then and was delighted when they decided to look at Love … Continue reading

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Magnificent Seven redeux

So there’s a remake of the Magnificent Seven?  Hmmmmm, not sure I am interested as I’m so attached to McQueen, Brynner, et al that I don’t want confusion but I do want to watch “Seven Samurai” on the big screen … Continue reading

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Fat Guys at the Movies

If you get a chance to listen to KVEC on Saturdays you might hear Kevin Carr who hosts Fat Guys at the Movies.  When I first heard the show I thought he was a local and would have had him … Continue reading

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Rififi inspired by Asphalt Jungle

The Asphalt Jungle instigated the crime thriller subgenre of caper films. The 1955 French film Rififi, which critics such as Leonard Maltin have labeled as the best heist film ever, drew much inspiration from The Asphalt Jungle.

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Pauline Kael online

For a long time I’ve unsuccessfully been searching for her reviews online but yesterday while looking for something about “They Drive at Night” I found this link to her reviews.  Actually, her reviews are more comments but . . . … Continue reading

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Man of the Year

We had a good time yesterday watching the Barry Levinson directed film.  He’s a master.  And of course, watching Robin Williams.  As someone noted, you never know when he’s on the script or improvising, either way, he’s very entertaining.  The … Continue reading

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