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posted a comment on list, "Yes, but did I LIKE it? Grossly Overrated Movies Loved by Film School Kids and Hipsters".   July 06, 2012
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posted "As quiet and dry as a Norwegian bachelor" about Kitchen Stories.   May 13, 2012
As quiet and dry as a Norwegian bachelor As quiet and dry as a Norwegian bachelor
Kitchen Stories, a Norwegion/Swedish co-production, starts out as a dry, deadpan comedy of differences and ends as a dry, deadpan comedy of friendship
posted "An energetic Glenda Farrell and a screaming Fay Wray solve the secret of those wax mannequins" about The Mystery of the Wax Museum.   May 09, 2012
An energetic Glenda Farrell and a screaming Fay Wray solve the secret of those wax mannequins An energetic Glenda Farrell and a scream
The Mystery of the Wax Museum is more mystery than horror, but the secret of Ivan Igor (Lionel Atwill), which comes by way of a sharp crack to his hea
posted "The Archers in decline, but still a film worth watching" about The Small Back Room.   May 09, 2012
The Archers in decline, but still a film worth watching The Archers in decline, but still a film
In The Small Back Room we meet Sammy Rice (David Farrar), a first-rate scientist and something of an expert in defusing bombs. The year is 1943 and th
posted "From Powell and Pressburger: The story of a British bomber crew and the Dutch resistance" about One of Our Aircraft Is Missing.   May 06, 2012
From Powell and Pressburger: The story of a British bomber crew and the Dutch resistance From Powell and Pressburger: The story o
One of Our Aircraft Is Missing, released in 1942, was the first film Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger made after formalizing their partnership a
posted "A Hollywood lecture, a fine Franchot Tone and a lesson for today…if you can stand the boredom" about Jigsaw.   May 03, 2012
A Holywood lecture, a fine Franchot Tone and a lesson for today…if you can stand the boredom A Hollywood lecture, a fine Franchot Ton
"Even angels can get their wings clipped!" says New York Assistant District Attorney Howard Malloy (Franchot Tone) to good-time girl Barbara
posted ""I loved Roger Vandervent. My only crime has been my nature."" about The Blackheath Poisonings.   May 02, 2012
"I loved Roger Vandervent. My only crime
So says Isabel Collard in The Blackheath Poisonings, a nicely murderous tale of Victorian resentments. What she says turns out to be true, even though
posted "Gilbert and Sullivan, Victorian theater and the making of The Mikado" about Topsy-Turvy.   May 02, 2012
Gilbert And Sullivan, Victorian Theater and the Making of The Mikado Gilbert and Sullivan, Victorian theater
If ever there were a loving valentine sent to the world of the theater, and especially to the world of Gilbert and Sullivan, this is it. With Topsy-Tu
posted "Should one gently massage an octopus for 30 minutes or for 45 minutes?" about Jiro Dreams of Sushi.   May 02, 2012
Should one gently massage an octopus for 30 minutes or for 45 minutes? Should one gently massage an octopus for
Jiro Ono is 85 years old. He owns a small sushi restaurant in downtown Tokyo. It’s located in the lower level of a sleek office building next to
posted ""Dear Lord Jesus, I really must insist that you help me win the election tomorrow."" about Election (movie).   April 22, 2012
"Dear Lord Jesus, I really must insist t
"Dear Lord Jesus," prays Tracy Flick the night before the election for student body president, "I do not often speak with you and ask f
posted "Martin Cahill, a charming fella who'll nail your hands to a snooker table" about The General.   April 22, 2012
Martin Cahill, a charming fella who'll nail your hands to a snooker table Martin Cahill, a charming fella who'll n
Martin Cahill was a real person. He didn't drink or smoke, had a loving if unconventional family life with his wife, her sister and the kids he fa
posted ""All the infections that the sun sucks up from bogs, fens, flats, on Prosper fall, and make him..." about The Tempest.   April 19, 2012
"All the infections that the sun sucks u
...by inch-meal a disease!"      It’s the same old story: A young mother with the unusual name of  Prospera who ha
posted ""I know I have but the body of a weak and feeble woman; but I have the heart and stomach of a king"" about Elizabeth I.   April 17, 2012
"I know I have but the body of a weak an
Elizabeth has been on the throne for twenty years. It's 1579 and she is 45 years old. We meet her at the conclusion of a discrete but public exami
posted "An epic?" about Once Upon a Time in the West.   April 15, 2012
An epic? An epic?
Once Upon a Time in the West is a film one loves, dislikes or just finds silly and self-conscious. Put me in the last category. Still, people probably
posted "A serial strangler whose dad was a hangman" about Wanted for Murder.   April 14, 2012
A serial strangler whose dad was a hangman A serial strangler whose dad was a hangm
Victor Colebrooke (Eric Portman) has a serious problem. He's a successful, well-mannered London businessman in 1946 who is compelled to strangle y
posted "Three dedicated Norwegian students create a fine documentary" about The Troll Hunter.   April 11, 2012
Three dedicated Norwegian students create a fine documentary Three dedicated Norwegian students creat
Three Norwegian college students made this documentary as a film studies project. We know them only by their first names, Kalle, Johanna and Thomas. A
posted "Gangsters, cops, chases and murders…and an innocent nice guy. Hitchcock would smile." about Point Blank (2011 French Film).   April 11, 2012
Gangsters, cops, chases and murders…and an innocent nice guy. Hitchcock would smile. Gangsters, cops, chases and murders…and
This is how Point Blank opens: When safecracker Hugo Sartet suddenly finds two men confronting him in a darkened Paris apartment, it’s run or di
posted "A filmed record that may not do justice to Roland Petit, but there's Zizi Jeanmaire, Moira Shearer" about Black Tights (1-2-3-4 ou Les Collants noirs).   April 08, 2012
A filmed record that may not do justice to Roland Petit, but there's Zizi Jeanmaire, Moira Shearer A filmed record that may not do justice
Are Roland Petit’s productions mounted much today in Paris? He was a major force in French ballet for several decades. He produced, danced and c
answered the question 'What is your favorite movie soundtrack?'   April 01, 2012
unlocked the Into The Super 8 Lens badge   April 01, 2012
posted "Let's make a hit, says JJ Abrams. So much for making a good movie." about Super 8 (2011 film).   April 01, 2012
Let's make a hit, says JJ Abrams. So much for making a good movie. Let's make a hit, says JJ Abrams. So muc
JJ Abrams has made hit movies. Has he ever made a good movie? With Super 8, he wrote, directed and produced two movies, and sacrificed the good t
posted "Mika's hot chocolate is delicious" about Merci Pour le Chocolat.   March 26, 2012
Mika's hot chocolate is delicious Mika's hot chocolate is delicious
Mika Muller, wealthy owner of a Swiss chocolate company (and played by Isabelle Huppert) has just married Andre Polonski (Jacques Dutronc). They had b
posted "An extraordinary performance by Marion Cotillard; an extraordinary film about the life of Edith Piaf" about La Vie en Rose.   March 26, 2012
An extraordinary performance by Marion Cotillard; an extraordinary film about the life of Edith Piaf An extraordinary performance by Marion C
I wouldn't be comfortable calling La Vie en Rose, the life of Edith Piaf, one of the great biographical films. What I'm sure of is that Marion
posted "The Ninth Legion needs a good map" about The Eagle.   March 17, 2012
The Ninth Legion needs a good map The Ninth Legion needs a good map
What’s with it with the Ninth Legion? It keeps disappearing into the wilds of what now is Scotland. Once is bad enough (Centurion, which was bad
posted ""It isn't that I'm sorry I killed them," Frank says, "it's that I'm sorry I killed them badly."" about You Kill Me (2007 movie).   March 17, 2012
"It isn't that I'm sorry I killed them,"
Hit man Frank Falenczyk of Buffalo, NY, has a problem. It took him seven bullets to finish off one contract. With another, a woman this time, he inten
posted ""Unhook the stars and take them down.
" A sad story; a magnificent score" about Street Scene.   March 11, 2012
"Unhook the stars and take them down.
"
This is the filming of the great, sad Kurt Weill/Elmer Rice/Langston Hughes popular opera, Street Scene, presented by the Houston Grand Opera, conduc
posted ""Maybe they're up there. Maybe not. Maybe."" about Another Earth.   March 01, 2012
"Maybe they're up there. Maybe not. Mayb
Another Earth is unworldly, economical, sad, hopeful, fulfilling. Maybe.       Seventeen-year-old Rhonda Williams (Bret Marli
posted ""Some call it elegance. Some call it cruel. I like it," says Lord Matsudaira, kicking a head." about 13 Assassins.   February 26, 2012
"Some call it elegance. Some call it cru
It’s the old, old story…a small group of men we come to know are willing to die for a noble cause, and die they do, fighting against the
posted "Why should the fight against the Nazis become America's fight? Powell and Pressburger show us." about The 49th Parallel.   February 09, 2012
Why should the fight against the Nazis become America's fight? Powell and Pressburger show us. Why should the fight against the Nazis b
The 49th Parallel was written by Emeric Pressburger and directed by Michael Powell just before they finalized their partnership as The Archers, when t
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