A Handful Of Mighty Musical Hunters

That’s Alaric Rokko Jans’ score for David Mamet’s astonishingly (and unfairly) obscure period film, The Winslow Boy. Adapted by Mamet from Terence Rattigan’s 1940’s play of the same name, it’s a really fine piece of work. And the score is a perfect fit for the mood and tone of the film. (“Tone.” Heh.) [Read more…]

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SVS: “Iris”

Today’s film is perhaps best thumbnail-sketched as “The Legendary, Dearly -Departed Documentarian, Albert Maysles, Makes A Masterful Documentary About Edna Mode.” It’s a little bit of an over-simplification, because 94-year-old fashion icon Iris Apfel isn’t quite as aggressively sarcastic (or as short) as Edna. But the glasses are spot-on. Yes, I’m talking about Iris, currently [Read More…]

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SVS: “Mostly Martha”

Hey, look! Another film about cooking and chefs and saving one’s relationships with one’s children through cooking and chefs! Because last month’s Chef recommendation was just the tip of the “Damaged Family Saved Through The Creation And Consumption Of Fine Cuisine” genre iceberg. OK, I made that last part up. It’s pro’lly not really a genre, [Read More…]

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A Quick (And Invaluable) Follow-Up To Last Week’s Streaming Suggestion, “Moonrise Kingdom”

This past Friday, I recommended Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom as the latest offering in my weekly “Streaming Video Suggestion” series. And within days, the InterWebs were positively ALIVE! with all manner of quirkily-hipsterish Moonrise Kingdom-themed pieces and paraphernalia. Truly, I do not know my own power. OK, fine. The fun flurry of MK material was mostly(entirely) the result of the Criterion Collection’s much-anticipated DVD [Read More…]

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SSF: “Summer ’78”

Half of me is terrified at what J.J. Abrams might do to Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens. The other half of me is super-terrified at what J.J. Abrahms might do to Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens. (And what about the last half? Well, that half just wishes the title [Read More…]

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SVS: “Moonrise Kingdom”

If you’re not  a fan of the highly distinctive brand of Wryly Quirky and Meticulously-Centered Hipster Cinema peddled by one Mr. Wesley Wales “Wes” Anderson, just keep moving. Today is not your day. For the rest of you, I will point out that Moonrise Kingdom is currently streaming on NETFLIX INSTANT. And YOUTUBE($). And AMAZON INSTANT($). And [Read More…]

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Today’s “SVS?” My (Almost) Favorite Dean Jones Film

Most of the obituaries and testimonials regarding recently-departed Disney legend Dean Jones have focused on what many consider his most-beloved (or at least best-known) work, The Love Bug. Followed, in most cases, by references to That Darn Cat! and (sometimes) The Shaggy DA. The first and third are available on Amazon Instant HERE($) and HERE($), and while they’re [Read More…]

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SVS: “Chef”

Steven Greydanus is right in saying that the film is (perhaps) a little too eager to please, he’s even more right in saying that “I watched pretty much the whole second half of this movie with a smile on my face.” [Read more…]

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SVS: “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance”

Today’s Streaming Video Suggestion (SVS) is going to be a bit of an R&R (Recommend-And-Run), because my Fridays keep getting away from me. So…I’m linking to John Ford’s masterful The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance on NETFLIX INSTANT and AMAZON INSTANT($) and YOUTUBE($) and SOME OTHERS($) and calling it a day.  A senator (Jimmy Stewart) who became famous for [Read More…]

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Yes, You’re Right. John Williams Is A Magician, Basically.

Filtering out the noise to clearly see what the story needs is a lesson every great filmmaker has learned. As someone greatly intrigued by the role (and importance) of music in movies, I find myself grateful yet again for the legendary John Williams and the (original, of course) Star Wars films. No, I’m not talking about The Auralnauts’ [Read More…]

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