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Nostalgia Buster: Does Overboard’s Kidnap-And-Brainwash Plot Hold Up in 2017?

Overboard, director Gary Marshall’s 1987 snobs and slobs rom-com, is one of those movies everyone of a certain age seems to have seen and loved. 1,422 more words

Film Reviews

All Governments Lie: Documentary Brings New View to "Post-truth" Era

Photo: Screenshot from the trailer for All Governments Lie.

A film that made its initial release in Canada is proving itself to be a new must-watch in America, as Donald Trump closes in on his first 100 days of the U.S. 284 more words


Life Itself (2014)

Dir. Steve James

Like any good 20th Century icon, Roger Ebert sits on a throne of contradictions. He was half of the pair who made “Two Thumbs Up!” and a partner in reductivism, in his own way part of dumbing down the movies as much as Spielberg, Lucas, Eisner, or Katzenberg.  1,962 more words


January 26: Happy Birthday Wayne Gretzky and Paul Newman

Wayne Gretzky celebrates his 56th birthday today.  “The Great One” is the all-time leading scorer in NHL history and would be many hockey fans’ choice for the greatest ever in the sport.  1,298 more words

Celebrity Birthdays

Warning! I am about to indulge in “old movie fan privilege,” whatever that is. I was accused of that once by someone whose Twitter feed was filled with nothing but complaints, so I didn’t take it personally nor seriously. 508 more words


A Tour of the Historic Chicago Theater with Drew Perfilio

I’m thinking, Sinatra stood here.

I’m also thinking, I can’t believe I used to work here.

Drew Perfilio walks me across the stage. Eleven years ago, we both worked out in the lobby, tending bar. 1,110 more words


#14: Life Itself (2014)

Director: Steve James
2h; R
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Anyone who writes about film owes a debt to the critic Roger Ebert- especially this guy- and all I can do is dream of achieving what Ebert did.

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