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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