TV Bonus: Brady Bunch trivia

Alice’s beau Sam had a surname other than “the Butcher.” In one of the last season episodes, Mike leaves on his home drafting table an envelope containing plans for an expansion of Sam’s butcher shop. “Sam Franklin” is written on the outside of the envelope. Of course, later in the episode Sam refers to himself […]

1776 (1972)

It's raining on this July 4th, so with the parade done, outdoor activity is off for the day. Fortunately, the Drexel Theater showed 1776 this afternoon (and tomorrow morning). The only movie about what we celebrate on July 4th–the Declaration of Independence–is a musical. 1776 was a financially and critically successful Broadway show that had […]

Annie Hall (1970)

Annie Hall, Woody Allen’s masterpiece and the funniest movie of the 1970s. And that’s saying a lot when you’re talking about the golden age of American cinema. Some say it hasn’t aged well, but how can that be? Of course, Cary Grant would be completely out of place in even the most finely crafted movie […]

State of the Art

I recently decided to start this blog after encountering far too many factual errors in movie reviews. And I’m not just talking about reviews by non-professional critics or people like me–movie lovers sharing their knowledge and passion with the world. No, I’m talking about writers who should know better because their critiques are carried by […]