Tag Archive: classic

Retro Review: ‘Return to Oz’

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In 1939, the classic works of L. Frank Baum were  brought to the big screen in the timeless masterpiece The Wizard of Oz. In the ensuing decades this film has stood the test… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘The Symbol of the Unconquered’

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The month of February in the United States is recognized as Black History Month. This is to honor the rich history of struggles and triumphs African Americans have gone through, as well as… Continue reading

Greatest Movie Detectives

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The “detective story” is a staple of fiction across the entire pop culture landscape. From television to books to comics and of course film. Every good mystery needs a good detective, and the… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘Sounder’

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The month of February in the United States is recognized as Black History Month. This is to honor the rich history of struggles and triumphs African Americans have gone through, as well as… Continue reading

Spotlight On: Cloris Leachman

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Recently we mourned the loss of a beloved veteran of film and television, Cloris Leachman. A former beauty pageant contestant, Leachman trained in the art of acting under the tutelage of legendary filmmaker… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘Son of Frankenstein’

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Mary Shelley’s creation is arguably the crown jewel of the Universal Monsters franchise. The creature make-up artist Jack Pierce and director James Whale crafted for Boris Karloff to show-off has become nothing short… Continue reading

Disney Marathon: ‘The Jungle Book’

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The Christmas season is coming to a close. We ate too much, drank too much and now we’re getting back to work. Although in this house, that mostly means binging cartoons and telling… Continue reading

Highlights of the National Film Registry 2020 Class

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Every year the Library of Congress selects a group of 25 films deemed essential to our national cinematic heritage to take their place on the National Film Registry. Established in 1988 by the… Continue reading

Classic Scene: Mrs. Robinson

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Mrs. Robinson The Graduate Directed by Mike Nichols The Scene: Seeing a way to escape the unrelatable adults his parents have invited to his college graduation party, Benjamin Braddock (Dustin Hoffman) agrees to… Continue reading

Noirvember Review: ‘The Killing’

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Every November fans of cinema celebrate one of the mediums most influential periods, the era of the film noir. This movement from the 1940’s through the 1950’s, presented audiences with edgy pulp crime… Continue reading