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TCM’s Hitchcock binge-a-thon

You can spend New Years Day watching football OR you can tune into Turner Classic Movies for OVER TWENTY-FOUR HOURS OF ALFRED HITCHCOCK.  Seven out of Hitchcock’s best eight films are on tap:  Rope, Strangers on a Train, The Birds, … Continue reading

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coming up on TV: THE CONVERSATION

Friday, September 9, Turner Classic Movies is presenting one of the greatest movies ever – The Conversation (1974).  At the height of his powers, Francis Ford Coppola directed The Conversation between The Godfather and The Godfather: Part II, and The … Continue reading

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Movies to See Right Now

It’s an exceptional week for movies about American politics. All the Way is a thrilling political docudrama with a stellar performance.  It’s the story of President Lyndon Baines Johnson, warts and all, ending official racial segregation in America with the … Continue reading

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Least Convincing Movie Monsters

Tomorrow, June 10, Turner Classic Movies is airing two films on my list of Least Convincing Movie Monsters.   We’ll get to see The Black Scorpion and The Killer Shrews. In The Killer Shrews, the voraciously predatory mutant shrews are played … Continue reading

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PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK: a haunting masterpiece on TV

Tomorrow night, Turner Classic Movies will air the enigmatic Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975) by Australian filmmaker Peter Weir.  An Australian girls school goes on an outing to a striking geological formation – and some of the girls and a … Continue reading

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2015 at the movies: most fun at the movies

My favorite movie-going experiences in 2015: San Francisco’s Noir City film fest, with the double feature Woman on the Run and Born to Be Bad. Cinequest, especially seeing the raucously funny Wild Tales with The Wife and friends Cinequest at … Continue reading

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TCM’s “Summer of Darkness” – a treasure for fans of film noir

Turner Classic Movies has announced a CAN’T MISS summer film noir series.  The “Summer of Darkness” will be hosted by Film Noir Foundation president Eddie Muller – the Czar of Noir. Here’s the complete schedule. TCM will be presenting 24 … Continue reading

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WOMAN ON THE RUN – a sassy gal in 1950 San Francisco

On Friday night, June 5, Turner Classic Movies is presenting one of my Overlooked Noir, in its wonderful film noir series Summer of Darkness.   The character-driven thriller Woman on the Run (1950)  is notable for its San Francisco locations, … Continue reading

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Movies to See Right Now

It’s time for the Oscars, so you really should watch the year’s best film (and Oscar favorite) Boyhood if you haven’t seen it yet. It’s available on DVD from Netflix and streaming from Amazon Instant, iTunes, Vudu, YouTube, Google Play … Continue reading

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Movies to See Right Now

The best films in theaters right now are no secret – most are Oscar-nominated: Clint Eastwood’s thoughtful and compelling American Sniper, with harrowing action and a career-best performance from Bradley Cooper. The inspiring Selma, well-crafted and gripping throughout (but with … Continue reading

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