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Let’s all go to the movies

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On February 6, 2017
(Warning – The video contains John Kricfalusi-style potty humor) The Academy Awards are a few weeks away and there’s no chance Appellate Films – producer of such cinematic blockbusters as that thing Dinesh D’Felon put together – will receive any sort of recognition. This is a shame because AF deserves at least 90 seconds of […]

Robert Ryan

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On August 6, 2011

A great piece on the wonderful Robert Ryan, one of the most underrated actors in Hollywood history. I was actually thinking of writing a series of posts on Ryan myself, but I’ll let this suffice

Out of Sight

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On July 21, 2011
Excellent essay at Only the Cinema on Out of Sight, clearly Soderbergh’s best film (though a strong case can be made for The Limey) and one of the most entertaining films of the last 20 years. Share

On Netflix

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On July 20, 2011

The Netflix price spike annoys me as much as everyone else. I don’t mind paying for my films, and indeed I do, but the combination of the on-demand and mail services is extraordinarily annoying.

Edward Copeland with an absolutely fantastic discussion of Hitchcock’s superb Strangers on a Train, especially Robert Walker’s titanic work as the uber-creepy Bruno. Copeland concludes: Finally, there’s the climax on the merry-go-round, one of the most exciting Hitchcock filmed, but there’s a moment many might miss. There’s a little boy still on the ride and […]

East German Westerns

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On June 3, 2011

In the comments to yesterday’s post on German Civil War reenactors, people mentioned Germans’ love of westerns. This reminded of the remarkable box set released by First Run Features a few

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