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Brutally Realistic, The Set-Up is an Honest Look at a Boxer’s Life

  I’m a fan of the Rocky film franchise, so with the release of Rocky spinoff, Creed, I have decided to look at one of Hollywood’s best boxing contenders. Robert Wise was an incredibly versatile director and one of Hollywood’s most accomplished. He helmed a long list of films in a variety of genres that… Continue reading Brutally Realistic, The Set-Up is an Honest Look at a Boxer’s Life

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Husband writes defiant tribute to his wife killed in Bataclan massacre

Antoine Leiris’s wife,  Hélène Muyal was killed in the Bataclan massacre. M. Leiris has written a defiant message to the gunmen and a touching tribute to his wife. “Friday night, you took an exceptional life – the love of my life, the mother of my son – but you will not have my hatred. I don’t know… Continue reading Husband writes defiant tribute to his wife killed in Bataclan massacre

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Philippe Noiret and Salvatore Cascio are Superb in Cinema Paradiso

Take a wistful glimpse at the early postwar years with filmmaker Giuseppe Tornatore’s Cinema Paradiso. This beautiful film won the Grand Jury Prize at the 1989 Cannes Film Festival and Foreign Language Film At the Academy Awards in 1990. There was a time when the local movie house was “the” gathering place of small towns.… Continue reading Philippe Noiret and Salvatore Cascio are Superb in Cinema Paradiso

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Stalag 17 is a Masterpiece

During his long and storied career, Wilder had an amazing knack for making films that were not only considered film classics but also model examples of their genre. Wilder defined the film noir genre with Double Indemnity. No one tackled the subject of Hollywood the way he did when he made Sunset Boulevard. With Stalag… Continue reading Stalag 17 is a Masterpiece