Movie reviews

The Misfits (1961)

Guido: You care—whatever happens to anybody happens to you. You’re really hooked into the whole thing. It’s a blessing. Rosalind: People say I’m just nervous….

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Mephisto (1981)

Hey, it’s an actor’s life. Art may be immortal, but the bills still have to be paid. One minute you’re playing Hamlet, the next you’re

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The Devil’s Eye (1960)

“A woman’s chastity is a sty in the Devil’s eye.” —Irish proverb “Lack of principle is my principle, vice my virtue, debauchery my asceticism, godlessness

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The Last Wave (1977)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfJ1c-6FFX4   Peter Weir wrote and directed The Last Wave in the year -9 B.D. That’s “Before Dundee.” Before Paul Hogan revamped Tarzan and had

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Homicide (1991)

Let’s begin by confusing the issue. This is a movie review, so I’ll talk about books for a while. Trust me. You’ve probably seen copies

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The Swimmer (1968)

Some heroes take a long time getting home. Odysseus wandered for 20 years before rejoining Penelope in Ithaca. Gilgamesh the King returned to Uruk empty-handed

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