A Touch of Evil (1958)

The adjectives that I applied to Blue Velvet as a teenager (audacious, exciting, and original ) really belong to A Touch of Evil, Orson Welles’s 1958 noir masterpiece. Treated as a routine B effort at its original release–perhaps because it was missing footage that Welles had included in the original print–this is one of those […]

Rashida Jones should be nominated for every award and win. She’s the perfect Ethel to Amy Poehler’s Lucy. #Emmys

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You Can’t Take It With You (1938)

Okay, I know I said that I’m not a big fan of director Frank Capra. However, I did say that I do like several of his movies. You Can’t Take It With You (1938) is one of them. One thing that probably attracts me to this best picture and director Oscar winner is the source […]


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