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Jack Lemmon: The Front Page (1974)

The Film and Performance:
Film remakes are often a risky endeavor, especially if the original material is beloved and respected. The Front Page originated as a comedy play in 1928 and was particularly admired for its street-smart dialogue and satirizing of the press. 1,290 more words


The Laughing Policeman Film Review

The blogger otherwise known as the Scientist Gone Wordy and I return for another movie that began its life between a book cover for our parallel post series. 1,341 more words


Il Piccolo Diavolo (1988)

By Richard Winters

My Rating: 6 out of 10

4-Word Review: Priest befriends a demon.

Father Maurice (Walter Matthau) is a tired and aging priest who is beginning to question both his faith and existence. 437 more words


Felix Unger #atozchallenge

Jack Lemmon would have to be my favourite actor of all time (and on Wednesday you’ll discover which of his movies is my number one) and  462 more words

Charade (1963)

“I’m beginning to think women make the best spies!”

What a blast. Charade is often billed as the best Hitchcock movie the master of suspense never made but that is to do a disservice to the great Stanley Donen. 170 more words


California Suite (1978)

By Richard Winters

My Rating: 7 out of 10

4-Word Review: Visitors at a hotel.

Based on the hit Neil Simon play, who also wrote the screenplay, the film follows five couples all staying at the same posh Beverly Hills hotel. 628 more words


The Bad News Bears

“An aging, down-on-his-luck ex-minor leaguer coaches a team of misfits in an ultra-competitive California little league.”

The Bad News Bears was released 40 years ago today on April 7, 1976. 110 more words