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‘Network’ — Madder Than Hell (And Loving Every Minute of It)

For satire to be truly effective it must consist of the following elements: irony, wit, sarcasm, parody, exaggeration, and a surefire sense of the absurd. In addition, it should be devilishly clever as well as hysterically funny, with the laughter sticking in one’s throat. 669 more words


Network (1976)

A dazzling, unusually prescient motion picture, Sidney Lumet’s Network is one of those movies everyone has to see at least once. The 1976 satire won four Oscars and is both over the top and remarkably restrained. 743 more words


Toy Story 3 (2010)

Temperature: Hot

Pixar always out do’s his movies and this time is not the exception with just one major change in his usual scheme. They did a movie for kids that is really for adults, it’s more for the generation that watch the original Toy Story in theaters and grew-up with the characters. 651 more words


NETWORK ( 1976 )

Well it’s Oscar time again.

I’ve been watching the Oscar ceremonies since I was a little girl and saw Sidney Poitier and Julie Christie win their Academy Awards waaay back in the 60’s. 2,165 more words


TCM Festival Flashback: The Cast and Director of DELIVERANCE

Last year, I covered the TCM Festival for Sister Celluloid (click here for Sunday in New York, Mary Poppins and Margaret O’Brien, here for Eddie Muller’s fabulous interview with William Friedkin,  631 more words

Movie Briefs


The Task: Watch and write about every movie on my shelf, in order (Blu-rays are sorted after DVDs), by June 10, 2015.  Remaining movies: 210   670 more words