Monthly Archives: October 2013

This Week’s Movie: VERTIGO

In 2012, Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo took the top spot in the poll by the British magazine Sight & Sound to determine the greatest film of all time. Previously, Citizen Kane had occupied the top spot in five consecutive polls, which … Continue reading

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This Week’s Movie: GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES

Even if you haven’t seen Grave of the Fireflies, if you follow cinema closely then you’ve probably heard of it. Isao Takahata’s 1988 animated feature has a notorious reputation as the saddest film ever made, a tear-jerker of unthinkable power. … Continue reading

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This Week’s Movie: THE STING

The best movies of the 1960s and 1970s are so good that it’s easy to forget that they were corporate product as much as today’s blockbusters are. The Sting got made in 1973 because Robert Redford and Paul Newman were … Continue reading

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This Week’s Movie: BIG NIGHT

Stanley Tucci’s Big Night is a movie made by actors, for actors. It was directed by Tucci and Campbell Scott, then a pair of veterans who had yet to land a major hit, and has an cast full of people … Continue reading

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