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  • Double Feature: ABBA: THE MOVIE (1977) and JUSTIN BIEBER: NEVER SAY NEVER (2011)
    on Feb 16, 2011
    The masthead of this blog says "Don't be afraid of great cinema!". In the interest of truth-in-advertising, I'm just going to come right out and tell you that neither of these films qualifies as great cinema; however, when you have a ten-year-old dau...
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    on Jan 31, 2011
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    on Jan 27, 2011
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    on Jan 11, 2011
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    on Jan 3, 2011
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  • Hitchcock One By One
    on Dec 25, 2010
    I've been a film fan for most of my life, but I've skipped a lot of the typical cinematic milestones. For example, I've never seen a GODFATHER film. I've seen next to no Hitchcock. I haven't seen a number of latter-day fixtures like THE MATRIX a...
  • Why I Love Silent Films (And Why You Should, Too!)
    on Dec 22, 2010
    I love silent films. I accept that most people, assuming they’ve seen a silent film, probably don’t share my affection for them. Why should they? After all, they’re in black and white (usually); the acting’s a little more intense than we’re...
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