Category Archives: Academy Award Nominees

Foreign Correspondent (1940)

“Foreign Correspondent” is a lovely example of what I’d call a “rainy afternoon film.” It’s not one of Hitchcock’s best–not like “Rear Window,” “North by Northwest,” “Psycho,” etc–but it’s a neat little thriller set in the waning days of pre-WW2 … Continue reading

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My Life as a Dog (1985)

“My Life as a Dog” follows the life of a young boy going through some rough times, and how he uses his imagination and eccentricity to escape. His name is Ingemar (Anton Glanzelius). He’s eleven or so when the film … Continue reading

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The Philadelphia Story (1940)

“The Philadelphia Story” is your typical girl is ready to marry boy, but girl’s ex shows up, along with two undercover reporters pretending they’re friends of girl’s brother, but girl’s ex tells girl that reporters are reporters (deep breath) screwball … Continue reading

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The Naked City (1948)

“There are eight million stories in the naked city. This has been one of them.” That’s the last line in “The Naked City,” a 1948 precursor to the police procedural genre. This is a neat little movie. It was filmed … Continue reading

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JFK (1991)

When I worked at U-92, our mid-day jock and my good friend, Al Cruise, was a huge Kennedy Assassination buff. He had hours, probably days worth of documentaries, shelves of books, and a zillion opinions. He and I didn’t agree … Continue reading

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The Shining (1980)

“The Shining” could be the quintessential Stanley Kubrick film. The shot selection is exacting and brilliant, the performances brilliant, and the performers themselves traumatised. My last summer at FSU, I took German and three film courses. One of those was … Continue reading

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