Monthly Archives: November 2016

Modern Times (1936)

“Buck up – never say die. We’ll get along!” I asserted in  a recent review that I preferred the work of Buster Keaton over Chaplin. I consider both men incredibly talented, visionary artists whose contributions to cinema are immense in nature, but … Continue reading

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The Last Picture Show (1971)

“Just remember, beautiful, everything gets old if you do it often enough.” If Wikipedia is to be trusted, The Last Picture Show came about by a strange sequence of events. Stage actor and film critic Peter Bogdanovich was 31 years old with … Continue reading

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Schindler’s List (1993)

“Whoever saves one life, saves the world entire.” Rarely does a film so desperately need to be made, and so powerfully attach itself to our culture – not just American culture, but the culture of the world. Schindler’s List is the most … Continue reading

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Pan’s Labyrinth (2006)

” You’re getting older, and you’ll see that life isn’t like your fairy tales. The world is a cruel place. And you’ll learn that, even if it hurts.” Viewer expectations are an important part of any movie-going experience. With Pan’s Labyrinth, … Continue reading

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Easy Rider (1969)

“They’ll talk to ya and talk to ya and talk to ya about individual freedom. But they see a free individual, it’s gonna scare ’em.” I’ve been trying to hit the AFI Top 100 especially hard lately, and after being … Continue reading

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The Graduate (1967)

 “It’s like I was playing some kind of game, but the rules don’t make any sense to me. They’re being made up by all the wrong people. I mean no one makes them up. They seem to make themselves up.” … Continue reading

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