Tag Archives: American

Cool Hand Luke (1967)

“Sometimes nothin’ can be a real cool hand.” Cool Hand Luke is an American film by all accounts. It boasts a rebellious, masculine spirit that seems to triumph against convention. It’s a loose ensemble piece with a mysterious Christ figure at … Continue reading

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Roger & Me (1989)

“Some people just don’t like to celebrate human tragedy while on vacation.” I think a lot of Michael Moore’s charm has faded over the years, even among those who agree with his views. His gonzo style can be off putting, … Continue reading

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Paris, Texas (1984)

“And for the first time, he wished he were far away. Lost in a deep, vast country where nobody knew him. Somewhere without language or streets. He dreamed about this place without knowing its name.” It’s peculiar that I would … Continue reading

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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)

“Lips red as the rose. Hair black as ebony. Skin white as snow.” I can’t say I’m eager to write about Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, probably no more eager than I was to watch it again after 15 years or … Continue reading

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Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)

“A drowning man takes down those nearest.” I meant to watch Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf months ago due to the passing of Edward Albee, a terrific playwright who devised the original story and whose plays I have seen and often enjoyed. I never managed … Continue reading

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Chinatown (1974)

“Can you believe it? We’re in the middle of a drought, and the water commissioner drowns. Only in L.A.” I’ve put off writing about Chinatown for a couple of days now. Roman Polanski’s neo-noir mystery, often hailed as a masterpiece, was a … Continue reading

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All the President’s Men (1976)

“If you’re gonna do it, do it right. If you’re gonna hype it, hype it with the facts.” I first saw All the President’s Men back in high school in an American History course. I always found the Watergate investigation fascinating, primarily … Continue reading

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