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Mervyn Leroy

Columns

Wednesday, August 3 2011

The Guys Who Bond in the Sky: 'Toward the Unknown'

All this aircraft is blatantly fetishized, with Bond at one point giving his plane an impulsive and passionate smack of the lips.


Reviews

Sunday, February 27 2011

All the Lonely Women in 'Home Before Dark' and 'The Night Digger'

It's a woman's film in which the problem is the marriage, a state that other films end on happily as the fulfillment of all a heroine's narrative promises.


Blogs

Wednesday, October 15 2014

'Broadminded' and 'Elmer the Great' Are the Depression Era's Cinematic Escapism

That Joe E. Brown, he's got a mouth on him.


Tuesday, September 30 2014

'Strange Lady in Town' Stresses the Importance of Women's Points of View

The movie's real point is its message about strong women, which makes it a surprisingly undated bit of relaxation that stresses female points of view.


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