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My Favorite Movies: "The Shining"

The Shining (1980) 
Director: Stanley Kubrick
144 min/Rated R 
***** (out of 5)

“The Shining,” based on Stephen King’s novel, was fairly misunderstood upon its first release. 754 more words

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Classic Film Review: "Persona"

Persona (1966)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
83 min/Not Rated 
***** (out of 5)

I will be the first to tell you that Ingmar Bergman’s films can be incredibly dense and hard to grasp and understand. 868 more words

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Classic Film Review: "Mean Streets"

Mean Streets (1973)
Directed by Martin Scorsese
112 min/Rated R 
**** (out of 5)

“Mean Streets” may not be Martin Scorsese’s first film, but it sure feels like it. 392 more words


Zinman, with his series, celebrates a ‘golden age’ of film

Kreable Young | Staff Photographer
David Zinman has been hosting the Classic Film Series at the Chautauqua Cinema since 1983. In 1970, he published his first book, Fifty Classic Motion Pictures, in which he wrote reviews of the movies and discusses their historical value. 723 more words


Roman Holiday (1953) - William Wyler (Niall McArdle)

Cyd Charisse. Marilyn Monroe. Jane Russell. Donna Reed. Deborah Kerr. Hollywod had an array of beautiful women on-screen in 1953, each in their own way wordly and sexy. 920 more words


The Great Dictator (1940) - Charles Chaplin (Darrell Ron Tuffs)

Dictator Adenoid Hynkel has a doppelganger, a poor but kind Jewish barber living in the slums, who one day, is mistaken for Hynkel.

For being made at the very height of World War 2, … 884 more words