Monthly Archives: June 2016

THE LEGEND OF TARZAN

There are treasures deep in the misty mountains of the Congo; untold riches that the Belgian king will stop at nothing to find. Fortunately, there is a man who will sell out his tribe and his way of life to … Continue reading

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THE BFG

What motivates an artist to return time and time again to the formative and gentle years of childhood? Is it a rejection of the adult world, the world of responsibility and accountability? Or is it a plea to the next … Continue reading

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DOUGH

RECIPE FOR A SOCIALLY CONSCIOUS MOVIE Star to finish: ~90 minutes Servings: One smallish art-house audience Take two parts religion One part aging individual (preferably white) Blend together until their inherent differences rise to the surface. Let rest. Add a pinch … Continue reading

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Now Playing on TCM: Treasures from the Disney Vault

On June 28, TCM returns with the seventh installment from one of its newest series: Treasures from the Disney Vault, a focused look through Disney’s extensive and diverse back catalogue. As with the previous six installments, Disney aficionado Leonard Maltin … Continue reading

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THERAPY FOR A VAMPIRE

It’s unfair to dock a movie simply because of when it was released and what might have come before. But life is unfair and the German comedy Therapy for a Vampire (Der Vampir auf der Couch) enters American theaters in … Continue reading

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BAND OF OUTSIDERS

French critic cum filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard famously said that all you need to make a movie is a girl and a gun, but he could have done it with less. As an artist, Godard vacillated back and forth between incendiary … Continue reading

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FINDING DORY

Preeminent film director Howard Hawks succinctly described a good movie as: “Three great scenes, no bad ones.” Many since have tried to elaborate on what defines a good movie through various criteria and rubrics, but all fall short of Hawks’s … Continue reading

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TRAPPED

In 1973, the United States Supreme Court ruled that is was unconstitutional for individual states to outlaw, or restrict, a woman’s right to an abortion within their first trimester. The decision, Roe v. Wade, was a landmark one, a triumph … Continue reading

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THE CONJURING 2

When it came to the paranormal, Ed and Lorraine Warren were the people to call. These two demonologists, and agents of the Catholic Church, found themselves attached to many supernatural cases including The Amityville Haunting, an event that made several … Continue reading

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A MONSTER WITH A THOUSAND HEADS

It doesn’t take much to fill one with despair and the general sense that the world is indifferent to your plight, but nothing can drive a person to the brink like dealing with an insurance company. The paperwork, the type … Continue reading

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