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Joan of Arc (1948)

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“You say that you are my judges.  I do not know if you are, but I say this: take care not to judge me wrongly, for in truth, I am sent by God, and you place yourself in great danger,” … Continue reading

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Suspicion (1941)

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“If you’re going to kill somebody, do it simply,” says Johnnie Aysgarth. Alfred Hitchcock’s 1940 Best Picture Oscar winner Rebecca was the first film he directed in the U.S. after having spent over 15 years making films in the U.K.  … Continue reading

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Mildred Pierce (1945)

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“Personally, Veda’s convinced me that alligators have the right idea. They eat their young,” says Ida Corwin to Mildred Pierce. Joan Crawford was let out of her contract with MGM in the early 1940s and subsequently looked for challenging roles.  … Continue reading

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The Philadelphia Story (1940)

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“You hardly know him,” says Tracy Lord.  C.K. Dexter Haven responds, “To hardly know him is to know him well.” One of my favorite Cary Grant/Katharine Hepburn team-ups is Howard Hawks’ 1938 comedy classic Bringing Up Baby.  They worked so … Continue reading

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Aliens (1986)

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“They cut the power,” says Ellen Ripley.  Private Hudson responds, “What do you mean ‘they’ cut the power?  How could they cut the power, man?  They’re animals!” Ridley Scott made the perfect “haunted house in outer space” movie with his … Continue reading

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Leos Carax: An Appreciation

Acclaimed French filmmaker Leos Carax is the subject of a recently released feature-length documentary called Mr. X.  He is a writer and director as well as former film critic.  He is known for painful depictions of love in his films as … Continue reading

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Blue Jasmine (2013)

“Anxiety, nightmares and a nervous breakdown; there’s only so many traumas a person can withstand until they take to the streets and start screaming,” says Jasmine Francis to her nephews. Woody Allen is such a fascinating filmmaker.  He’s made many … Continue reading