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A Clockwork Orange (1971)

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“One thing I could never stand was to see a filthy, dirty old drunkie, howling away at the filthy songs of his fathers and going blurp blurp in between as it might be a filthy old orchestra in his stinking, … 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 Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

“You’re late,” says Frodo Baggins.  Gandalf the Gray replies, “A wizard is never late, Frodo Baggins.  Nor is he early.  He arrives precisely when he means to.” I wasn’t really familiar with J.R.R. Tolkien or his Lord of the Rings … Continue reading

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Whiplash (2014)

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“Do you think you’re out of tune?  What are you… there’s no fucking Mars Bar down there, what are you looking at?  Look up here, look at me.  Do you think you were out of tune?” asks Terence Fletcher.  Metz … Continue reading

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Philomena (2013)

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Forgiveness is never easy to grant.  Some people have trouble just trying to forgive the slightest of offenses, let alone major (and sometimes unforgiveable) offenses.  From the 18th to the late 20th century, the Roman Catholic Church condoned the practice … Continue reading

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The Departed (2006)

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  “Whoa, whoa, whoa.  Let’s say you have no idea and leave it at that, okay?  No idea.  Zip.  None.  If you had an idea of what we do, we would not be good at what we do, now would … Continue reading

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The Elephant Man (1980)

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“I am not an elephant!  I am not an animal!  I am a human being!  I…am…a man!” exclaims John Merrick. I’ve never been much of a fan of the circus.  I just couldn’t get into it.  As I got older, … Continue reading

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‘Shrek’ & ‘Shrek 2’

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Andrew Adamson is a writer, producer, and director.  He dreamed of being an architect in his native New Zealand, but missed university enrollment due to a car accident.  He was then recruited by Pacific Data Images to go to work … Continue reading

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Ang Lee: An Appreciation Part One

Tomorrow is the release of Ang Lee’s 12th feature film, Life of Pi, which is based on the novel by Yann Martel.  Lee has always been a fascinating filmmaker for me.  The one thing that stands out most is his … Continue reading