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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 [...]

Movie Corner – Top 10 Films of 2019

Movie Corner – Top 10 Films of 2019

Howard McQuitter By Howard McQuitteroldschoolmovies.wordpress.comhowardmcquitter68@gmail.com 1. 1917Director Sam Mendes epic World War II film where two British soldiers Lance Corporal Schofield (George McKay) and Lance Corporal Blake (Dean- Charles Chapman) are ordered to go through areas largely abandoned by the Germans to warn 1600 [...]

Movie Corner December 2019/January 2020

Movie Corner December 2019/January 2020

By Howard McQuitteroldschoolmovies.wordpress.comhowardmcquitter68@gmail.com “Motherless Brooklyn” (2019) Warner Bros. Rated R4/5 Stars  “Motherless Brooklyn” is a novel by Jonathan Lethem, the adaptation a movie by Edward Norton, though the setting is originally in the 1990s, Norton skillfully rolls back to the 1950s. Mind [...]

Movie Corner – Joker

Movie Corner – Joker

By Howard McQuitteroldschoolmovies.wordpress.comhowardmcquitter68@gmail.com  “Joker” (2019)Warner Bros.4/5 Stars It’s Gotham City, circa 1981, but it’s mood is somber, melancholy, with visual decay from loads of trash and super rats running in and out of fifth, while crime is nearly everywhere. Then, thugs steal purses and wallets; [...]

Movie corner: ‘It’ returns with roller-coaster ride that thrills

Movie corner:  ‘It’ returns with roller-coaster ride that thrills

By HOWARD McQUITTER II Howard McQuitter oldschoolmovies.wordpress.com howardmcquitter68@gmail.com “It Chapter Two”  ***1/2 of 5   New Line Cinema Andy Muschietti directed the well-crafted horror film “It” (2017), the highest grossing horror film a $ 700,381,748 worldwide. He has his sequel “It Chapter Two” when [...]

Movie corner: I had a good time watching ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’

Movie corner:  I had a good time  watching ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’

By HOWARD McQUITTER II Howard McQuitter oldschoolmovies.wordpress.com howardmcquitter68@gmail.com Drama/Comedy The year is 1969. Vietnam, hippies, Black Panthers, marijuana, campus demonstrations, Stonewall riots, robust middle-class, man landing on the moon, white flight anywhere but where the blacks, soul music and Afros. [...]

Movie corner: ‘Godzilla’ muddles along

Movie corner:  ‘Godzilla’ muddles along

By HOWARD McQUITTER II oldschoolmovies.wordpress.com howardmcquitter68@gmail.com “Godzilla: King of the Monsters” (2019)  ** of 5 Warner Bros. San Francisco, a city that’s become one of exorbitancy in recent years, where homelessness is all too common and billionaire corporations line the skyline like ducks in a row, five [...]

Movie corner: Timely take on immigration

Movie corner:  Timely take on immigration

By HOWARD McQUITTER II oldschoolmovies.wordpress.com howardmcquitter68@gmail.com “The Deposit” (2019) ****1/2 Askja Films Drama Here again, I’m reporting from the 38th Minneapolis-St. Paul Inter-national Film Festival with another gem of a film only this time it’s from Iceland. What’s exciting, too, is the director is on [...]

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