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The Searchers (1956)

“”So we’ll find ’em in the end, I promise you. We’ll find ’em. Just as sure as the turnin’ of the earth.” I’ve always wanted to watch more Westerns, but something pulls me away. Maybe I’ve had a distorted view … 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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On the Waterfront (1954)

“Hey, you wanna hear my philosophy of life? Do it to him before he does it to you.” I spoke of my adoration for Dustin Hoffman last week, viewing him as a prominent cultural figure of his generation. Marlon Brando … 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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King Kong (1933)

“I’m going to show you the greatest thing your eyes have ever beheld. He was a king and a god in the world he knew, but now he comes to civilization merely a captive – a show to gratify your … Continue reading

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The African Queen (1951)

“Nature, Mr. Allnut, is what we are put in this world to rise above.” Some films, particularly in earlier Hollywood but even so today, seem to be a product of star power alone. The poster for The African Queen has Humphrey Bogart and Katharine … Continue reading

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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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