Category Archives: Lists

Five Film Favorites: Music

The idea of this post came to me as I was driving home one day and the new Jimmy Cliff single, “One More,” played over the radio. The single, life Cliff himself, is amazing, and listening to it made me … Continue reading

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Five Film Favorites: Films I have seen with my children

The overwhelming majority of films that I now see in theatres are, for lack of a better term, children’s films: films made for and marketed to those younger than twelve. While these experiences have saddled me with a boatload of … Continue reading

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Five Film Favorites: Johnny Depp Films

Upon viewing a still image of Johnny Depp as Tonto for the upcoming Lone Ranger flick (2013), I came to the conclusion that Johnny Depp looks tremendous in makeup. He probably looks good all the time, but he shines in makeup.  … Continue reading

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Five Film Favorites: Female Action Leads (Heroes and Villains)

Much of the press and publicity surrounding the release of the now box office sensation The Hunger Games (2012) focused on the fact that the film (and the franchise that is sure to follow) has, as its lead, a young … Continue reading

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Five Film Favorites: The Sound of (Relative) Silence

Apropos of Jean Dujardin’s Oscar triumph last month, I’ve been pondering some of the great nearly silent performances in cinema. David Thomson once wrote (in an essay I can’t find for the life of me) about the limitations of silent … Continue reading

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Five Film Favorites: Suffer the Children

How many great movies are there featuring children? Fewer than you’d think. I wonder, sometimes, if it’s because there’s a dearth of great child actors. After all, when I think of children in movies, the mind conjures up Disney Channel … Continue reading

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Five Film Favorites: Cinematic Things from Australia

I have posted this list too late to properly celebrate Australia Day, which occurs annually on 26 January. In fact, my continued lateness has prevented me from using the International Date Line as an excuse. Tardiness aside, I still wanted to … Continue reading

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How About 139 Worthwhile Movies? Part Three

Why another list of old movies? With the Biograph Theatre’s 40th anniversary celebration on Saturday, February 11, in mind, my instinct to promote good movies has been reawakened. The 139 movies on the entire list all played at Richmond’s Biograph … Continue reading

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How About 139 Worthwhile Movies? Part Two

Why another list of old movies? With the Biograph Theatre’s 40th anniversary celebration next month in mind, my hope is that a reader might be persuaded to take a chance on watching one or two on this list. The movies … Continue reading

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How About 139 Worthwhile Movies? Part One

Why another list of old movies? With the Biograph Theatre’s 40th anniversary celebration on the horizon, my lofty hope is that a reader might be persuaded to take a chance on one or two on this list, titles they’ve previously … Continue reading

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