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Five Film Favorites: Shakespeare adaptations

During the James River Film Festival, author and film reviewer Peter Schilling Jr. introduced the wonderful The Night of the Hunter.  Schilling discussed not only Charles Laughton’s brilliant film, but the same titled Davis Grubb novel on which it was … Continue reading

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Five Film Favorites: Overwhelming First Viewings

Since it’s easy enough to find plenty of articles listing the authors’ best pictures of 2010, I won’t duplicate the exercise here. Instead, at the end of the year I’m thinking about how so many of us ponder what we … Continue reading

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Five Film Favorites: The 1970s, when Art Houses Ruled

Some film buffs like to convince anyone who will listen that the 1970s was the best decade for filmmakers. Does that mean it was the best decade for audiences, too? Maybe. By the ‘70s, many who had grown up watching … Continue reading

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Adding Color to the Darkness: 70s Noir

Last week, Terry Rea wrote a great column about my favorite film genre, noir. It goes without saying that no one who loves movies or film noir in particular would completely agree with his list of five favorites (though they’re … Continue reading

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Five Film Favorites: American Detective Movies

There are so many good films about clever detectives solving mysteries that I expect this week’s edition of my five favorites series will draw some comments from readers who want to chide the list-maker for leaving off one of their … Continue reading

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