CINEJABBER: Drifting along in the same stale shoes

Posted by · 9:44 am · October 16th, 2010

Catch up with the idea behind these weekend posts here. And speaking of the weekend, thank God it’s here.  That’s all I can say.  I’m still pushing through Peter Weir’s catalogue.  Next up: “Dead Poets Society,” which I probably haven’t watched since I owned the VHS.  But more and more, I’m finding that “The Way […]

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LIFE WITHOUT OSCAR: 1947 and 1948

Posted by · 3:56 pm · May 19th, 2010

Catch up with the idea behind this series here. 1947 kept the preachy, socially conscious train rolling at the Oscars with “Gentleman’s Agreement” taking the top prize. Anything exposing anti-Semitism was going to be hard to beat in the post-World War II period and the fact that it was actually well-made didn’t hurt either. More […]

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Venice gears up for Kurosawa centenary

Posted by · 3:47 pm · August 25th, 2009

We may be celebrating the 70th birthday of “The Wizard of Oz” today, but the Venice Film Festival has decided to start the party early for another major film-related milestone  coming up next year: the 100-year anniversary of Akira Kurosawa’s birth. I’m sure we can expect more retrospectives of the great man’s work when the […]

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