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Rachel, Rachel: A Perfect (and forgotten) Film

So maybe RACHEL, RACHEL (1968) isn’t forgotten by everyone, but it’s certainly not in the accepted canon, and it should be. Aside from my love of films/TV utilizing punctuation within their… 465 more words

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Book Review: Monsters in the Movies

Publisher: DK ADULT

Release Date: September 19, 2011

“…This book is meant to be fun. It is not some heavy tome on the meaning of violence in the cinema, or a ponderous examination of film theory.

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Book Review

Film As Art- 120 films in Two volumes

For those who love films I have  reviewed 120 films and their significance for the motion pictures as the Seventh Art.  From Griffith’s Intolerance to Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarves cinema has covered  a lot of ground. First volume is for sale:


Book Review: The Making of ‘Gone with the Wind’


Publisher: University of Texas Press

Release Date: September 1, 2014

Cinemaphiles have grown to expect certain things from “making of” texts. They expect the book to be a comprehensive account of a film’s production. 452 more words

Classic Cinema

Film Noir The Asphalt Jungle

John Huston directed The Asphalt Jungle and Stanley Kubrick made The Killing. Despite his convincing performance as the evil Noah Cross, in Chinatown, John Huston likes people. 515 more words


Hitchcock's Vertigo: Deciphering the Doubles

So, last fall I was lucky enough to watch Vertigo (for the first time actually) on a vista vision print. It was hella beautiful, and perhaps because I am a sucker for vibrant colors or maybe because I was watching it in a theater named for James Stewart, I quickly fell in love with the film. 2,765 more words


Minicine at The Mills - October 2014 // THE FRENCH CONNECTION (Audience Choice) - Preview (UPDATED)

The results are in! The winner of this year’s Audience Choice vote is… drumroll… The French Connection (1971), William Friedkin’s classic New York cop thriller starring Gene Hackman ( 439 more words