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Five Film Favorites: Film Assholes

The film asshole is a particular type that comes in many breeds.  They are most often antagonists, but not all film villains are assholes.  For example, Heath Ledger’s Joker and Darth Vader are classic and iconic villains, yet no one … Continue reading

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The Beauty of Music and Silence

I am able to count myself among the fortunate ones who attended The Byrd Theater on the Friday before Halloween and witnessed the Lon Chaney film version of The Phantom of the Opera (1925) with live organ accompaniment provided by … Continue reading

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“Films I Wished I’d Watched With My Dad”

If there’s one thing that my father and I used to like to do together, it was watch movies. We didn’t see enough of each other to catch whatever dropped into the local cineplex–rather, we had an intense sort of … Continue reading

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