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Double Feature #33 - Sweet Smell of Success and The Prestige

This week, I’m digging into some rivalries, one a kind of horrible symbiosis, and the other a bitter clash between magicians at the turn of the 20th century. 3,091 more words

Double Feature

Blade Runner 2049

Alcon Entertainment/Columbia Pictures/Scott Free Productions/Torridon Films/16:14 Entertainment/Thunderbird Entertainment/Warner Bros./Sony Pictures

Directed by Denis Villeneueve

Produced by Andrew A. Kosove/Broderick Johnson/Bud Yorkin/Cynthia Sikes Yorkin

Screenplay by Hampton Fancher/Michael Green… 1,176 more words

Science Fiction

The Brilliant Genius of Blade Runner 2049

It has been a few months since my last blog post. I wait till I am inspired by something before posting. If you follow my blog you may have noticed that I rarely give actual reviews. 880 more words

Sci Fi

The Third Man

The Third Man, 1949, British Lion Films. Starring Joseph Cotten. Orson Welles, Alida Valli, Trevor Howard. Directed by Carol Reed. B&W, 105 minutes.

Novelist Holly Martins (Joseph Cotten) has arrived in post-war Vienna to take advantage of a job offer from his long-time friend, Harry Lime (Orson Welles), only to discover Lime was killed in an auto accident just days before. 548 more words

Classic Films

Revisiting a classic: The Maltese Falcon

Last night, I watched John Huston’s film noir classic The Maltese Falcon again after a gap of more than 10 years. When I first watched it during my initial period of “film self-education”, perhaps I was in a rush or I didn’t have enough context at the time; either way, I realized I could remember virtually nothing about this movie. 1,066 more words


TO HAVE AND HAVE NOT (1937) by Ernest Hemingway

A tale of smuggling between Cuba and  Florida, this is generally considered one of Hemingway’s lesser works, which may actually explain why it made surprisingly good movie fodder. 978 more words

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