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Celluloid COLOSSUS Wednesday, March 29
The theater is weirdly quiet. It’s noon on a Friday, a few hours away from the day’s matinees featured in either of Sun-Ray Cinema’s theater rooms. In the lobby, the theater’s …
Hot Rails to HELL Wednesday, February 15
Trains used to be a major means of travel in America, as well as a staple setting for movies — Hitchcock’s Strangers on a Train and North by Northwest, Silver Streak (Gene Wilder, Richard …
Bound, Gagged & WOOED Wednesday, February 15
Seeing 50 Shades Darker could be best described by flipping one of the words in Eminem’s song, “Lose Yourself”: “Her palms are sweaty, knees weak, arms are heavy.” The …
Law & Order: COWBOY Division Wednesday, April 5
There are those who eagerly await the DVD release of the latest movie they just saw on the big screen a few months or maybe even weeks earlier, there are others who are just as anxious to discover …
90 is the NEW 60 Wednesday, April 5
Happy Birthday to The Florida Theatre, celebrating the big 9-0 this year! On April, 8, 1927, the theater opened on Forsyth Street—since then, it’s witnessed everything from classic films …
Sweet REVENGE Wednesday, March 8
Revenge is a dish best served with hot buttered popcorn ... at least when it comes to these two 2014 international treats from opposite ends of the globe. From the warm climes of the Southern Hemisphere, the Argentinian anthology film Wild Tales demonstrates …
Giving The DEVIL His Due Wednesday, March 1
Giving in to temptation after a recent viewing of the 1958 film version of Damn Yankees! I began thinking about the devil in Hollywood movies. Call him what you will …
Life During WARTIME Wednesday, March 22
Just released for home viewing, 2016’s WWII romantic thriller Allied (Brad Pitt vs. Nazis) prompted me to take a look at two foreign language films about that era, from different points of …
After more than 30 years spent redefining the limits of loud, melodic alternative rock, there isn’t a lot left to say about Dinosaur Jr. Frontman J. Mascis’ earworm six-string explosions …
SENIOR Moments Wednesday, February 22
As movie gods decree, two Swedish films with elderly gentlemen for unlikely protagonists, are now on home video. The 100 Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared (2013) is a kind of …