Monthly Archives: August 2015

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Happy 3rd Birthday To ‘The Cinematic Frontier’

I was so busy trying to enjoy my 3-day trip in Washington D.C. that I almost forgot that my little blog, The Cinematic Frontier, turned 3 today (also the same day my review for Journey To Italy, my entry in The Wonderful World of Cinema‘s … Continue reading

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Journey To Italy (1954)

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“I’ve never seen noise and boredom go so well together,” says Alex Joyce, watching an Italian sports car drive by. It surprises me that the films Roberto Rossellini made with Ingrid Bergman (his wife at the time of their collaborations) … Continue reading

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Blu-ray Tuesdays: 8/25/15 Recommendations

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Blu-ray Tuesdays: 8/18/15 Recommendations

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When Marnie Was There (2014)

“In this world, there’s an invisible magic circle.  There’s an inside and an outside.  And I’m outside,” says Anna Sasaki. One of the most engaging and moving dramas I’ve seen this year actually came from the world of animation, specifically … Continue reading

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E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

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“He’s a man from outer space and we’re taking him to his spaceship,” says Elliott.  Greg asks, “Well, can’t he just beam up?”  Elliott responds, “This is reality, Greg.” One of the earliest films I ever watched on VHS when … Continue reading

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Blu-ray Tuesdays: 8/11/15 Recommendations

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Metropolitan (1990)

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“Rick Von Slonecker is tall, rich, good looking, stupid, dishonest, conceited, a bully, liar, drunk and thief, an egomaniac, and probably psychotic.  In short, highly attractive to women,” says Nick Smith to his friends. Whit Stillman was a filmmaker that … Continue reading

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Mission: Impossible- Rogue Nation (2015)

“The Syndicate is real.  A rogue nation, trained to do what we do,” says Ethan Hunt.  Benji Dunn responds, “An anti-IMF.” It’s hard to believe that it’s been nearly 20 years since the release of the first Mission: Impossible film.  … Continue reading

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Blu-ray Tuesdays: 8/4/15 Recommendations

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