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Monthly Archives: July, 2013

Panic at the Ballet

As ever, I am the soul of generosity with you wretched sinners: above, you will find the full hour and a half of the BBC production Riot at the Rite (2005), a … Continue reading

July 29, 2013 · 2 Comments

250 Film Challenge: Rain (Pre-Code 12/50)

Watching Pre-Code films can be a bit of a game.  How many of the Code’s commandments can we possibly break? filmmakers seemed to ask between 1930 and 1934.  If you … Continue reading

July 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

250 Film Challenge: Shadow of a Doubt (Favorite 13/50)

I confess, ladies and gents: I’ve suffered a bit of performance anxiety since having the spotlight shined on me, however briefly.  Very few of you will stick around once you … Continue reading

July 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Complicated Women

Don’t say I never gave you nothin’.  That there is a TCM-produced documentary based on Mick LaSalle’s wonderful Complicated Women, a book I’d heartily recommend getting your grubby mitts on sooner … Continue reading

July 16, 2013 · 1 Comment

Willkommen 2: Freshly Pressed Edition

  Well.  Whodathunk.  The mysterious but benevolent gods at WordPress deemed my Pacific Rim review worthy of that most elusive and esteemed moniker, Freshly Pressed.  Do I know what it … Continue reading

July 16, 2013 · 3 Comments

250 Film Challenge: The Dark Knight (Favorite 12/50)

It occurred to me just now, in checking my 250 film tag, that my last favorite film was another Christian Bale film.  Since I am mostly an old-timey kind of … Continue reading

July 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Pacific Rimshot

Earlier this evening, my housemates and their friends were sitting in the common room, loudly discussing how hot the female contestants were in the Crossfit Games – and I decided … Continue reading

July 13, 2013 · 28 Comments