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Sunday, October 12 2008

Cinema Qua Non - Indispensable DVDs: Part 1

Day One - A trip back to the classic days of studio system Hollywood, complete with great musicals, amazing adventure yarns, and a couple of post-modern freak outs, just to keep things controversial and lively.


Sunday, June 17 2007

Part 1: Pure Classicism

In its infancy, the cinematic artform went through some formidable technological and stylistic changes. The ten DVDs discussed here highlight the very definition of the Golden Age of filmmaking.


Reviews

Monday, December 9 2013

'Saturn 3' and Sociopathic Robots from Beyond the Stars

From the director of Singin' in the Rain comes this sci-fi horror film that had all the potential to be the next Alien, but falls far short of the mark.


Wednesday, January 18 2012

Debbie Reynolds in Multiple Musical Doses: 'Give a Girl a Break' & 'The Affairs of Dobie Gillis'

You'd think she'd have made the minor ones before her breakthrough, but somehow Debbie Reynolds' projects devolved.


Thursday, September 30 2010

'Charade': Whom to Trust?

Stanley Donen’s Charade deftly balances suspense, romance and comedy, in a quirky thriller that is memorable for showcasing the great chemistry between Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant.


Wednesday, March 25 2009

Funny Face

Heterosexual coupling wins the day, but the relationship that really counts in this film is between the two people who aren’t in love with each other, but rather with fashion.


Sunday, December 16 2007

Funny Face

For all its stylistic achievements, Funny Face ultimately is a story about finding a balance between brains and beauty, and eventually rejects both and settles for love.


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