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Farewell to Flounder

The actor Stephen Furst had 88 screen credits, but none more iconic than the role in his second feature film:  Kent “Flounder” Dorfman in Animal House. “Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, son.”

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PHOENIX: riveting psychodrama, wowzer ending

In the German psychological drama Phoenix, Nina Hoss plays Nelly, an Auschwitz survivor whose face has been destroyed by a Nazi gunshot; her sister has arranged for plastic surgery to reconstruct her face.  When Nelly gets her new face, we … Continue reading

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Movies to See Right Now

My top picks: Ranging from wry to hilarious, the German dark comedy A Coffee in Berlin hits every note perfectly. I love this little movie, and it may only be in theaters for another week, so see it while you … Continue reading

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Enemy: Gyllenhaal plus Gyllenhaal equals…

In the psychological thriller Enemy, a guy finds out that he has an exact physical double – down to their voices and the scars on their bellies. He can’t resist looking up and meeting his twin, which unleashes some unanticipated … Continue reading

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The Movie Gourmet’s 2014 Oscar Dinner

Every year, we watch the Oscars while enjoying a meal inspired by the Best Picture nominees. For example, we had sushi for Lost in Translation, cowboy campfire beans for Brokeback Mountain and Grandma Ethel’s Brisket for A Serious Man – … Continue reading

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