Monthly Archives: December 2011

This Week’s Movie: RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK

You’re humming that John Williams music right now, aren’t you?

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This Week’s Movie: THE 25th HOUR

There are three filmmakers I associate with New York City: Woody Allen, Spike Lee, and Martin Scorsese.* Only one has seen fit to comment directly on September 11, 2001, mostly because he had started filming on location in NYC before … Continue reading

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This Week’s Movie: RUDY

Is it possible for a movie to be too sincere? For it to be so warm-hearted and well-intentioned that it does itself harm? Once upon a time, I would have said no, but that was before I watched Daniel Anspaugh’s … Continue reading

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This Week’s Movie: THE RULING CLASS

You probably haven’t heard of The Ruling Class, a 1972 British film from director Peter Medak. I know I hadn’t. According to its Wikipedia page, the film was a passion project for star Peter O’Toole, and it bombed at both … Continue reading

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This Week’s Movie: THE KING OF KONG: A FISTFUL OF QUARTERS

Before I showed the 2007’s The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters at Movie Klub, I informed the audience that the film was a documentary, and that as unreal as the movie’s subjects might seem, they are in fact … Continue reading

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