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The Monuments Men

No piece of art is worth a man’s life. In war, civilization is a casualty.  In World War II, Hitler began by stealing Europe’s treasures and then tried to destroy them.  But Hitler was not the only culprit, the war … Continue reading

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Blue Jasmine

There’s only so many traumas a person can withstand ‘til they take to the streets and start screaming. Woody Allen has inspired some looking the other way in his career with pro-Woody factions taking responsibility for his ‘admittedly lesser work’ … Continue reading

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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

All good stories have embellishments. The more I think about it, the angrier I get.  A part of that must certainly be that it’s after 4:00 in the morning.  The rest of it is the reason I’m up at 4:00am and … Continue reading

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Elizabeth: The Golden Age

That’s the trouble with intrigue, isn’t it? With so many secrets, you can never quite tell who’s on whose side until the game ends. Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007) the sequel to Elizabeth (1998) (which I haven’t seen) is a historical film.  What … Continue reading

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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Sugar, we all end up in diapers. It’s funny how a good movie can fly under the radar.  Well, for me, under the radar means not seen in theaters.  Mostly, I blame the trailers for either misrepresenting the movie or … Continue reading

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Women As People in Film (Part II)

This is “Part II,” which is the sequel to “Part I.” Historical Point Speaking of actresses, why don’t I give you my Top 10. Katharine Hepburn, Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor, Bette Davis, Cate Blanchett, Meryl Streep, Emma Thompson, Myrna Loy, and Jodie Foster.  When we’re talking “all-time”, you’re … Continue reading

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