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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 [...]

Movie corner Bold whodunit from Denmark

Movie corner  Bold whodunit from Denmark

By HOWARD McQUITTER II oldschoolmovies.wordpress.com howardmcquitter68@gmail.com “The Purity of Vengeance” (2019) ***** 5 of 5 stars  This month I’m attending the 38th Minneapolis- St. Paul International Film Festival for about the 14th year (not necessarily in consecutive order) and for the third year (consecutively) as press [...]

Movie corner Rewatch Bogart’s last movie

Movie corner  Rewatch Bogart’s last movie

By HOWARD McQUITTER II oldschoolmovies.wordpress.com howardmcquitter68@gmail.com “The Harder They Fall” (1956)  ****  Columbia Pictures A hard-hitting boxing movie where the mob has an iron-grip on the boxing business and like another film of the same era  called “Set-Up”(1949), it features much reality about who [...]

Movie corner ‘Stan and Ollie’ delightful

Movie corner  ‘Stan and Ollie’ delightful

By HOWARD McQUITTER II oldschoolmovies.wordpress.com howardmcquitter68@gmail.com 2019, Sony Pictures 4.5 out of 5 A delightful, modest biopic about Stan Laurel (Steve Coogan) and Oliver Hardy (John C. Reilly), the best comedy duo in Hollywood at its golden age. Director Jon S. Baird (“Filth” 2014, “Cass” 2008) and [...]

Movie Corner February 2019

Movie Corner February 2019

By HOWARD McQUITTER II oldschoolmovies.wordpress.com howardmcquitter68@gmail.com 10 Best Films of 2018 1.) “Roma” (R) – In the early 1970s, a maid (Yalitza Aparicio) working for a well-to-do family in one year has unexpected challenges. Director: Alfonso Cuaron. Running time: 135 minutes. Language: Spanish in English subtitles. [...]

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