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Diamonds of the Night (1964)

July 26th, 2014 · No Comments

from the Wikipedia page for the film: Diamonds of the Night (Czech: Démanty noci) is a Czech 1964 film about two boys on the run from a train taking them to a concentration camp. It was director Jan Nemec’s first full-length feature film. Diamonds of the Night begins with two young men fleeing from a […]

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Screenings: Criss Cross (1949)

July 18th, 2014 · 2 Comments

A very young Burt Lancaster gets cocky and mixed-up with some real tough guys in beautiful black & white post-War Los Angeles. And all because of some dame. [Click through on any of the images above to get a full-blown screen shot.]  

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Screenings: Snowpiercer (2014)

July 11th, 2014 · No Comments

Would’ve enjoyed it more if I wasn’t busy noting plot holes. Where’d they get all the bugs? And steak?!…was there a cattle car?

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Screenings: Last Vegas (2013)

July 6th, 2014 · No Comments

This should have been so so so bad: “The Hangover” for the Geritol set. But it was not. The big question is: Why did I watch it?

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Screenings: Perfume – The Story of a Murderer (2006)

July 6th, 2014 · No Comments

The Obsessive Quest To Bottle The Essence Of A Soul seems bound to a literary concept, but it works. Actor Ben Whishaw is perfect as The Obsessed.

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Screenings: I See a Dark Stranger (1946)

July 5th, 2014 · No Comments

This World War II espionage thriller is hilarious. Intentionally, it seems. Deborah Kerr’s would-be Mata Hari has spunk.

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Screenings: Life Itself (2014)

July 4th, 2014 · No Comments

Documentary of Roger Ebert’s famous career, ordeal with cancer, and inspiring marriage. I was near tears several times. Essential.

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Screenings: I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932)

July 3rd, 2014 · No Comments

Not enough pre-Code raciness, but plenty of the old ham from Paul Muni in the lead. Stereotypes R us.

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My South: M is for Melt and a movie

June 28th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Here it is, late June in Alabama, and the forecast is for thunderstorms practically every afternoon, temperatures consistently in the 90s, and high humidity 24 hours a day. It is under these conditions that I find myself meeting my good friends A. & E. for lunch at a brand new Birmingham eatery named, ironically, Melt. […]

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Screenings: Carrie (2013)

June 21st, 2014 · No Comments

This remake was unnecessary. They could have at least copied the original’s shock ending.

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