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Movie Corner: Unhoused

Movie Corner: Unhoused

By HOWARD MCQUITTER II Howard McQuitter II Adjust your eyes when you see director Chloe Zhao’s superb road film Nomadland because it has a feel of a documentary and a feel of an arthouse film, yet it’s a true narrative. The principal star is Fern, played by Frances McDormand, who has recently lost her husband; and the local gypsum and [...]

Minneapolis Film Society

Minneapolis Film Society

https://mspfilm.org/ Founded in 1962, MSP Film Society is Minnesota’s foremost film exhibition organization, and a 501(c)(3) non-profit. We bring the best of international and independent cinema to Minnesota audiences through the Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival, numerous niche film festivals and series, and daily programming [...]

Remembering Cinephile Al Milgrom, 1922-2020

Remembering Cinephile Al Milgrom, 1922-2020

MOVIE CORNER By HOWARD MCQUITTER II Al Milgrom was a milestone for film in Minnesota, namely so-called art house films and foreign films. He established the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival in 1981 held every April. The Festival draws an amazing 50,000 or more, cur- rently centered at St. Anthony Main Theatre. Nobody [...]

Chadwick Boseman: The Bronze Man (1976-2020)

Movie Corner By HOWARD McQUITTER II  “The worst is Death, and death will have his day.” --William Shakespeare  The day I heard Chadwick Boseman died, his death shocked my system. What’s more he was only 43 years old, dying of colon cancer. ( I’m all too familiar with colon cancer, thanks be to God I’m still here to talk [...]

“Walkabout” (1971) ***** 5 out of 5 stars 20th Century Fox

Movie Corner  By HOWARD McQUITTER II A riveting film by Nicholas Roeg in which  a teenage girl, (Jenny Agutter), and her younger brother, Lucien John, (Luc Roeg), find themselves in unforeseen circumstances in the Australian Outback. The two youngsters and their father are supposedly on their way to a picnic.  Without warning, [...]

Movie Corner: “Lord of the Flies” (1990)

Movie Corner: “Lord of the Flies” (1990)

By HOWARD McQUITTER II Did you ever wonder what you would do if you had to fend for yourself after a holocaust and the survivors around you, whether you know them or not, are strangers? Similar to that question is what’s going on today with the pandemic coronavirus where “normal” human encounters are truncated as if in clouds of [...]

Movie Corner: Covid-19 Stay-at-Home Movie Recommendations

Movie Corner: Covid-19 Stay-at-Home Movie Recommendations

By HOWARD McQUITTER IIoldschoolmovies.wordpress.comhowardmcquitter68@gmail.com During Covid-19, the lights went out in movie theaters across the country along with countless restaurants, bars, sporting event, churches, and schools. At first, crowds of 500 were prohibited, then 100, then 50, and, finally 10. Physical distancing is in order, [...]

April 2020 Movie Corner

April 2020 Movie Corner

By HOWARD McQUITTER II oldschoolmovies.wordpress.com howardmcquitter68@gmail.com “Onward” (2020) Animation /Adventure/Action Pixar Pictures3.5 of 5 Pixar never (or almost never) makes an animation that isn’t heart warming, inspirational, or both. The latest is “Onward”, not on the same level as “Toy Story”(1995), [...]

92nd Oscars Making Glorious History… A Look at Previous Snubs

By HOWARD McQUITTER II Never achieved before, in the 92 years of the Oscars, that a foreign director won for Best Director and Best Picture–“Parasite”, which is an extraordinary mark not only for the Academy but the world of film; especially for South Korea. For me, I jumped up-and-down for the winner of those chosen Oscars, South [...]

March 2020 Movie Corner

March 2020 Movie Corner

By HOWARD McQUITTER II oldschoolmovies.wordpress.comhowardmcquitter68@gmail.com “Midnight Family”(2019)Documentary/Action/Crime5 of 5 Stars “Midnight Family” is one of those didactic documentaries that feels much more like a narrative than the usual documentary. If you know nothing  about the film and hear the title you might [...]

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