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Sunset Boulevard

Posted by on Aug 6, 2014 in Featured, Film | Comments Off on Sunset Boulevard

The great actors always make it look so effortless. Maybe that’s why William Holden has never quite received the level of respect his...

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Posted by on Dec 19, 2011 in Featured, Film | Comments Off on Spartacus

I don’t think it’s a spoiler for a 50-year-old film to mention the greatest part of the film. When members of the losing army...

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Actor: Spencer Tracy

Posted by on Jul 28, 2010 in Actor | Comments Off on Actor: Spencer Tracy

I’ve never been able to precisely characterize Spencer Tracy’s persona. You know, Marlon Brando = rebel…Tom Hanks = guy...

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Film: Casablanca

Posted by on Feb 14, 2010 in Film | Comments Off on Film: Casablanca

“Of all the gin joints, in all the towns, in all the world, she walks into mine.” It’s the movie that made Humphrey...

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Film: Groundhog Day

Posted by on Feb 2, 2010 in Film | Comments Off on Film: Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day is a brilliant movie. Once you get past its quirky premise, that a man has to live one day – Groundhog Day – over...

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Film: TheĀ Graduate

Posted by on Nov 15, 2009 in Film | 1 comment

Beyond a memorable script, a terrific cast, a visionary director, and perfect music, some movies just happen to fully embody the Zeitgeist...

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Film: Young Frankenstein

Posted by on Aug 16, 2009 in Film | Comments Off on Film: Young Frankenstein

When Mel Brooks was good (Young Frankenstein) he was very, very good. When he was bad (Spaceballs), it was uncomfortable to watch. In 1974,...

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