Rear Window

“I wonder if it’s ethical to watch a man with binoculars and a long focus lens. Do you suppose it’s ethical even if you prove that he didn’t commit a crime?” So says L.B. Jefferies (James Stewart) the hero of “Rear Window”. Maybe it’s because I’m taking an ethics class right now, or maybe because […]

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My Favorite movies each year since I was born

1980-Raging Bull 1981-My Dinner with Andre 1982-E.T. The Extraterrestrial 1983-Zelig 1984-Stranger than Paradise 1985-Witness 1986-Hannah and her Sisters 1987-Raising Arizona 1988-The Last Temptation of Christ 1989-Do the Right Thing 1990-Miller’s Crossing 1991-L.A. Story 1992-Unforgiven 1993-Schindler’s List 1994-Three Colors Red 1995-Heat 1996-Fargo 1997-Boogie Nights 1998-The Thin Red Line 1999-South Park:Bigger, Longer, and Uncut 2000-O’ Brother Where […]

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Things I Saw in December

Girl on a Train (2016): This was inspired by the best-selling book from last year, a lot of hype went into it. Emily Blunt is terrific as the alcoholic woman who was scorned by her husband but is now obsessed with a missing girl, as she tries to remember an encounter she had with her while […]

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Some Favorite Things From 2016

Favourite Old Movie I had not seen before: Chimes at Midnight- Orson Welles’ tale of Falstaff combining Henry IV parts 1 and 2 and Henry V may by the most impressive Shakespeare adaptation I have ever seen. Welles creates vivid imagery, and his Falstaff is full of pathos. For those of you who think “Citizen Kane” is […]

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