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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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Five Film Favorites: Science Fiction

This category is somewhat troublesome for me. You see, unlike many film buffs, I’m not all that much of a science fiction fan. Used to be, when I was a kid. Then, somewhere along the line I began to realize … Continue reading

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Five Film Favorites: Film Noir

We’re told the term “film noir” was first applied to stylish and cynical American crime dramas in 1946. A French critic, Nino Frank, used it in an article about films made in the USA during World War II that he … Continue reading

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Five Film Favorites: Directors

Most of my favorite movie directors are good examples of what film aficionados like to call auteurs. And, yes, my five favorites are all dead, so they can‘t keep doing what the prolific Martin Scorsese has been doing to beat … Continue reading

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Five Film Favorites: War/Anti-War

    As a setting for a compelling story, the extremes of war have been useful to the tellers of tales for centuries. After plenty of short films set during various wars had been made in the early years of … Continue reading

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The Honest Reality of 35mm

Introduction 35mm motion picture film has reliably been there to capture and preserve the art of moving images since the very beginning!  Without it we would not be able to witness the early experiments and milestones in cinema like Edwin … Continue reading

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