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A movie for book lovers: my review of “The Grand Budapest Hotel.”

I watch a lot of movies, but it’s a pretty rare event when I go to a theater to see one–so rare that it happens maybe twice a year. My … Continue reading

April 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

Reblog: Group Offences: Braveheart and the future of prejudiced pictures.

So, you’ve seen me blog about my complicated relationship with the movie Braveheart before (as well as its creator Mel Gibson). When I came across this article on the Curnblog this … Continue reading

April 6, 2014 · 1 Comment

Endearingly cheesy: in defense of “The Greatest Show On Earth.”

The Greatest Show On Earth is an almost unbelievably cheesy cornball movie, directed by Cecil B. DeMille, released in 1952. That year it won a very dubious Oscar for Best … Continue reading

April 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

Someone else’s childhood: the false mirror of 80s teen movies.

Were you a teenager in America in the 80s? If so, chances are pretty good that you have a soft spot in your heart for certain movies that depicted your … Continue reading

March 24, 2014 · 1 Comment

Dueling visions of the Jazz Age: “The Great Gatsby” movies, compared. (And the book too).

This is the seventh article in my 1920s Week series. The Great Gatsby, the iconic 1925 novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald, is arguably the greatest literary testament of the 1920s. … Continue reading

March 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

May the court be with you: 42 Star Wars lawsuits.

They say that lawyers ruin everything, so why not the Star Wars universe too? If there were lawyers looking for clients a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, … Continue reading

March 5, 2014 · 1 Comment

“If there’s something strange in your neighborhood, Who ya gonna call ?” Harold Ramis !

Originally posted on If it happened yesterday, it's History:
(Harold Ramis, on the far left, in Ghostbusters (1984). Image courtesy of Columbia Pictures) Caddyshack, Ghostbusters and Groundhog Day are…

February 27, 2014 · 3 Comments

A curiously charming man: my review of the documentary “Mitt.”

I don’t like Mitt Romney. At least, I thought I didn’t. I didn’t vote for him, nor did I try to conceal my relief when his opponent, President Barack Obama, … Continue reading

February 7, 2014 · 1 Comment

Frankly, my dear: the terrible history lesson of “Gone With The Wind.”

Recently I watched the classic 1939 film Gone With The Wind, which I first saw nearly 30 years ago as a young teenager. Given my love for schmaltzy cinema, which has … Continue reading

January 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

My 10 favorite articles of 2013 (Part I): Max, Mel and the Witches.

I just counted, and thus far I have posted 496 articles on this blog during 2013. In the last few blog posts of the year I’m going to be counting … Continue reading

December 30, 2013 · Leave a comment
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