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DVD audit 2018 - part 2

More titles from the collection. Film, TV, documentaries, music. There’s more to come!

Archive Television

Mae West: A Valiant Creative

Let go of the things that can’t possibly matter to you, and you’ll always have room for the better things that come along.

My mini series about…

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Old Hollywood

Examining Harlow: China Seas (1935)

In our last few Examining Harlow’s, we’ve been sitting pretty solidly in the middle of Jean Harlow’s career. During this time, the young actress finds herself stuck in a bit of a transition. 986 more words

Classic Hollywood

Culture Crash 18-22: Watching Film Classics in a Streaming World


Welcome to Culture Crash, where we examine American culture.  What’s new and old in books, film, and entertainment.

Streaming movies and television are all the rage. 334 more words

Viewpoints Podcasts

Die Bülchse der Pandora / Pandoras Box (1929)

Director: Georg Wilhelm Pabst
Starring: Louise Brooks, Fritz Kortner, Franz Lederer, Carl Goetz, Alive Roberts. Germany / Austria. 1h 49m

This iconic film is deeply based on Frank Wedekind’s play “Lulu”, and despite it not being popular at the time of release, it now remains; nearly 90 years after its release; one of Europe’s silent cinema’s crowning achievements. 456 more words

Movie Reviews

Adrian & Crawford - Shouldering Success - Part 1

Hollywood costumer designer Gilbert Adrian once stated “Who would have thought that my entire reputation as a designer would rest on Joan Crawford’s shoulders?!” Perhaps an overstatement and a bid at modesty by the celebrated designer but not entirely untrue. 902 more words

What Don't I Get About Ingmar Bergman?

Now there’s a question I’ve been pondering for a while. An avid film buff, in fact a self-described movie snob, I have long felt myself under a certain obligation to appreciate the films of Ingmar Bergman, the legendary Swedish auteur, famed for his bleak, pessimistic dramas. 664 more words