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The Ragman's Daughter (1972)

By Richard Winters

My Rating: 5 out of 10

4-Word Review: Reminiscing about old times.

Tony, who is a middle-aged man (Patrick O’Connell) working a boring job at a cheese factory and stuck in an equally dull marriage with two kids, reminisces about his younger years when he met a beautiful woman named Doris (Victoria Tennant) and they committed petty thievery while also riding around on his motorbike. 421 more words


The Killing of Sister George (1968)

By Richard Winters

My Rating: 6 out of 10

4-Word Review: TV character gets axed.

June Buckridge (Beryl Reid) is an aging actress playing the character of Sister George a scooter riding nun in a long running British TV soap opera. 507 more words


2015 Oscar Nominated Shorts - Live Action

Synopsis: Art and humanity collide with compelling stories from the world’s best OSCAR® short live action films: Aya (Israel & France), Boogaloo and Graham (UK), Butter Lamp (France & China), Parvaneh (Switzerland), The Phone Call (UK). 1,094 more words


An Epic of Italian Proportions

While getting psyched up for dinner at a little Italian place in Tribeca tonight, it occurred to me that I recently discovered a film to match an epic pasta feast.  158 more words

Local Escapes

Cidade de Deus (City of God)

(Young guns and the art of intimidation)

“Come on over, I’ve got a movie to show you,” reads the familiar text from my friend. After waiting 15 agonizing seconds for iMessage’s ellipsis speech bubble to morph into actual words, I get the information I’m looking for: “It’s called… 585 more words

The Driver's Seat (1974)

By Richard Winters

My Rating: 3 out of 10

4-Word Review: Crazy lady goes traveling.

Lise (Elizabeth Taylor) is a middle-aged woman with seemingly no past who travels to Rome looking for someone to kill her. 416 more words


On dogs, philosophers, and film adaptation: Far from the Madding Crowd

Thomas Hardy’s 1874 novel Far from the Madding Crowd opens with a “pastoral tragedy”: farmer Gabriel Oak loses his livelihood when his overenthusiastic sheepdog herds Gabriel’s entire flock right off a cliff. 760 more words