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Monthly Archives: February, 2013

250 Film Challenge: The Man With the Golden Arm (New to Me 5/50)

According to cultural memory, the 1950s in America seem to have been fairly tranquil years: no more world wars, no more Depression, just peace and prosperity.  That impression, however, is … Continue reading

February 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

“Because you were home”: On the most horrifying of all

The Birds (1963) just happens to be on TV today, and it’s gotten me thinking about the kind of horror movie that never fails to drive me almost insane with fear: … Continue reading

February 27, 2013 · 6 Comments

The Spirit of Massachusetts: The Depahhted

Since I am back in Boston, I thought I’d return to proper posting with Martin Scorsese’s The Departed (2006).  It’s a good little flick.  But.  We’ll get to that “but” in a … Continue reading

February 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

jiggity jig

You will be pleased to know that I survived 48ish hours of flying, and I am safely back in cold and grey Massachusetts.  There will be a proper post tomorrow, … Continue reading

February 25, 2013 · 1 Comment

up, up, and away

A programming note, because I know you’d all be miserably bereft without one: I am sitting at the airport, waiting to board a flight to go back to America.  From … Continue reading

February 24, 2013 · 2 Comments

The Beautiful People: Christoph Waltz

Look.  I’m going through a Thing right now, and maybe it will be all over after the Oscars, or maybe it’s here to stay, but for the time being I … Continue reading

February 23, 2013 · 1 Comment

On Wallowing

Sometimes, you watch a movie because you have nothing else to do.  Sometimes, you watch a movie because you feel like having a laugh.  Sometimes, you watch a movie because … Continue reading

February 22, 2013 · 4 Comments