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Vertigo

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March 17, 2018

Alfred Hitchcock’s 1958 mystery thriller “Vertigo” has it all-fears, romance, lies, twists, obsession, and temptations. I’ve watched it for the first time, as part of its 60th Anniversary, and I was amazed at the directions it takes. James Stewart plays John “Scottie” Ferguson, a retired San Francisco detective, who suffers from acrophobia, which gives him… Read More ›

Love, Simon

“Love, Simon” is probably the first teen love story to bring tears to my eyes. It’s no Nicholas Spark cliche piece of crap or romances between monsters and humans; it’s a bromance story-the kind that needs to be private, until they both come out of the closet. We’ve seen wonderful gay love stories in “Moonlight”… Read More ›

Death Wish

Remakes are always debatable, especially since some like “The Jungle Book” work or others like “Ghostbusters” flop. And “Death Wish, director Eli Roth’s remake of the 1974 Charles Bronson movie, only works when the hero becomes a vigilante, and flops when stupid or violent choices are made. Bruce Willis stars as Paul Kersey, a Chicago… Read More ›

The Philadelphia Story (1940)

With the release of the black and white Indie comedy “The Party,” I’ve decided to check out the 1940 romantic comedy “The Philadelphia Story,” which is part of a Fathoms Event. It’s based on Phillip Barry’s 1939 play, and it won two Oscars: Best Actor (James Stewart) and Best Screenplay (Donald Odgen Stewart). Katharine Hepburn… Read More ›

Permission

“Permission” makes up for some of the worst sex movies I’ve seen in years, like “Sex Tape” or “Fifty Shades of Grey.” It can’t guarantee you a happy ending, because that’s how life is sometimes. Nobody can always win. But I’m getting ahead of myself. I want to explain why I enjoyed the movie. Dan… Read More ›

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