• Network (477/277)

    by  • 10/4/2011 • film • 0 Comments

    NETWORK – This is absolutely brilliant. Was TV getting to this point in the 1970s? I’d have thought turning news into pure, infotainment was something that didn’t even really begin until the world of the 24 hour news cycle came about. Ned Beatty turns in a great monologue in a pivotal scene with Arthur Jensen […]

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    Godfather, Saw III, Saw IV (467/268)

    by  • 9/25/2011 • film • 0 Comments

    GODFATHER – Fantastic movie – all three hours of it are important to the story of Don Corleone’s (Brando) fall and the rise of his replacement, son Michael (Pacino). I read the book one summer in high school, and never found the time to sit through the full film. It’s one solid piece of film… […]

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    True Grit, L’Illusioniste, Wild Seven (108/67)

    by  • 3/8/2011 • film • 0 Comments

    TRUE GRIT (Netflix) – This time it’s the 1969 version with John Wayne and Kim Darby as the leads. I didn’t really like the ending in the recent remake, and I really didn’t like the ending on this one. The film itself is fine, even if I don’t buy Darby’s portrayal of a mourning daughter […]

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