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Eddie Macon's Run (1983)

By Richard Winters

My Rating: 5 out of 10

4-Word Review: He runs across Texas.

Each Monday during the month of September, in order to celebrate my impending move from Indianapolis to Austin, Texas, we will be reviewing an 80’s movie that takes place in Texas. 638 more words


The Bad and the Beautiful

The Bad and the Beautiful would make a terrific double feature with Sunset Boulevard. Like that film, it is a cynical look at Hollywood. It shows the impossibility of balancing careers and personal lives in show business, with the story of an ambitious but cold-hearted producer who destroys personal relationships in order to advance the careers of himself and his collaborators. 1,252 more words


Paths of Glory

It’s honestly a bit of a puzzlement of mine that there aren’t more WWI movies out there. I mean, sure they are out there, but WWII is most certainly the war that gets the most exposure in terms of media, and entertainment. 1,094 more words


Stream of Conciousness and After:

Had the very strong urge to swipe the sign outside the Marriott that suggested a “Reptile Show” was inside;

If you are approached by a coyote, do not accept its offerings; 91 more words


Young Man with a Horn (1950) ★★★★

A surprise from the Golden Age, this story of a young jazz trumpeter played by Kirk Douglas evades the classical romantic formula to tell of a different kind of love—that between a man and his art—and spars tonally between lively and elegiac throughout. 174 more words

Review Archive

A blu review - OUT OF THE PAST from Warner Archive

I’d published a commentary on Jacques Tourneur’s “foolproof and beautiful” OUT OF THE PAST (1947) a couple of years ago in which I gushed about the look of the movie, one of the most beautifully photographed I’d ever seen.   550 more words

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Several stories about Lauren Bacall you should know (but probably don't)

There are two kinds of movie stars we love. There are those we look up to and want to be, the Hepburns and Bogarts of the world. 859 more words