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Movie review: Hitchcock/Truffaut

In late October, I ventured down to the Chicago International Film Festival to see a screening of the documentary Hitchcock/Truffaut.  Anyone who knows anything about me knows that even if anything is remotely suggestive of Alfred Hitchcock, I’m there.  So, of course, when I saw that an entire documentary about the Master of Suspense and […]

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James Bond vs. Action Movies

Pre-opening night (November 5), I watched the 24th official James Bond installment, the fourth with Daniel Craig: Spectre.  I’ve heard everything that it is the best Bond film ever (please!) to it’s the best Daniel Craig Bond film (please!) to it’s OK.  Though, my opinion would fall somewhere between simply OK and making any sort […]

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In Memory of Theodore Bikel: 1924-2015

Known most for his Broadway performances, including Captain Georg von Trapp in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music and Tevye in The Fiddler on the Roof, Bikel’s film roles were small but memorable.  He was nominated for an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the Tony Curtis/Sidney Poitier film The Defiant […]

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