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    Somewhere Strange   HOLY MOTORS is the first movie in 13 years for Leos Carax since his POLA X in 1999.  Where do...

    Maggie Named after a Gerald Manley Hopkins poem, Kenneth Lonergan’s film MARGARET has been slumbering for some years.  Originally shot in 2005 by...

Col. Newkirk Passes   Richard Dawson will undoubtedly spring to mind for American audiences as the saucy host of FAMILY FEUD.    He was enormously...

    WISH YOU WERE HERE is the title of an exquisitely crafted Pink Floyd album, but it is also the title of a new...

First Time?   I may be wrong, but I think this is the first time I have seen this happen.  Australian director Cate Shortland’s new...

  Goober Spock??   George Lindsey was the amiable, kindly, slow witted hick – Goober Pyle from 86 episodes of THE ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW (there...

  The first of the original Monkees to pass on.  Davy Jones has died.   Formed in 1965 for the TV show ‘The Monkees’, the...

All About Celeste   We had but one surviving member of the principal cast of ALL ABOUT EVE.   Time had taken Bette Davis, Gary...

  Weep Not   “No crying” says the father repeatedly to his six year old daughter in BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD.  “Don’t you cry”...

  The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel This charming tale involves seven Brit senior citizens who decide it is too costly to be retired in England so...

  A Regal Liaison   A ROYAL AFFAIR is a Swedish production, telling the true story (of which I admit to have been blissfully ignorant) of...

Queen of Disco Dies In the mid 1970’s I waged a one-man war against Disco.  A war which was,  of course,  inevitably doomed to fail....

  Deed Of Bravery   ACT OF VALOR is an odd film for mainstream release because it was originally shot as a recruitment exercise for the...

  Wall and Eddie   W.E. is a twist on the story of King Edward VIII and his abdication from the throne to marry American...

  Farewell the beautiful Mrs. Cotton   Patricia Medina sprang from the genetic combination of a Spanish father and English mother.  This blending seemed to...

   The Astounding Arachnid Gent   THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, although the fourth in the movie series, is basically a remake of the first 2002 introductory film....

Australian City Beats Paris, New York In Food Stakes   An Australian city has beaten the famous cities in the food stakes, being named among...