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Movie Corner – August 2018

Movie Corner – August 2018

BY HOWARD McQUITTER II oldschoolmovies.wordpress.com howardmcquitter68@gmail.com A few summer movies for 2018 worthwhile and inspirational "I Can Only Imagine" (2018) Roadhouse Pictures 5/5 Stars I read about "I Can Only Imagine" back in March, I believe in USA TODAY, one of a handful of films with inspirational-religious theme films such [...]

Movie Corner “I like you just the way you are.” “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”… Fred Rogers, 1928-2003

Movie Corner  “I like you just the way you are.” “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”… Fred Rogers, 1928-2003

By HOWARD McQUITTER II “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” is one the kindest titles given to any film. It is a benevolent, heartfelt, energetic portrayal of Fred Rogers, a man of exemplary status who revolutionized children’s programs on television. Rogers, an ordained Presbyterian minister, took a route, not to a church pulpit, but to PBS [...]

Is the horror genre improving?

Is the horror genre improving?

By HOWARD McQUITTER II oldschoolmovies.wordpress.com howardmcquitter68@gmail.com Over the last few decades, I generally have distanced myself from the horror genre because of the gratuitous violence and absence or weakness of plots. I still can say with conviction I really like John Carpenter’s “Halloween”(1978),though, I begin to peter [...]

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By HOWARD McQUITTER II oldschoolmovies.wordpress.com howardmcquitter68@gmail.com “A Quiet Place” (2018) Drama/Horror/ Thriller Paramount Pictures 5/5 Stars Silence is the key to survival in a post-apocalyptic world where carnivorous creatures have caused worldwide panic. The movie never tells you how the creatures came to be; whether [...]

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By HOWARD McQUITTER II oldschoolmovies.wordpress.com howardmcquitter68@gmail.com “Isle of Dogs” (2018) Animation/Adventure/Action/Comedy Fox Searchlight Pictures 5/5 stars Those who are fans of Wes Anderson and love dogs are very likely to appreciate “Isle of Dogs”. The last film Anderson did is “The Grand Budapest Hotel”(2014), [...]

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By HOWARD McQUITTER II oldschoolmovies.wordpress.com howardmcquitter68@gmail.com “Submission” (2017) Drama Great Point Media 2.5/5 stars I never read Francine Prose’s novel “Blue Angel” but the movie the novel is based on is unfortunately (and perhaps mercifully) prosaic, hackneyed, and squanders what could and should have a [...]

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By HOWARD MCQUITTER II “Hostiles” (2018) Western/Adventure/Drama/Action Entertainment Studio Motion Pictures 4/5 stars The western genre is rare nowadays, director Scott Cooper’s (“Crazy Horse”, “ Black Mass”, Out of the Furnace”) puts more a little meat into this western/adventure story. The film is served well by the cast [...]

Recommended 2017 Films by Women Directors

By HOWARD MCQUITTER II “Detroit” Director: Kathryn Bigelow. Country: USA. Language: English. Running time: 143 minutes. Genre: Drama/Biography. (R) “Wonder Woman” Director: Patty Jenkins. Country: USA. Languages: English/German/Dutch/French/Spanish/Chinese/Greek. Running time: 141 minutes. Genre: Fantasy/Adventure. (PG-13) [...]

Recommended Women Directors from 36th Annual Mpls/St. Paul Film Festival

By HOWARD MCQUITTER II “Everything Else” Director: Natalia Almada. Country: Mexico, USA, France. Languages: Spanish in English subtitles. Running time:90 minutes. Genre: Drama. “The Truth Beneath” Country: South Korea. Languages: Korean in English subtitles. Running time: 102 minutes. Genre: Drama/Crime/ Mystery. (more…)

What Are Some of The Best Films of 2017?

Ten out of 120 Howard Viewed in 2017! 1.) “Paradise” (Rated R?) This film is from The 2017 Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival, entirely in black and white, the film is set during World War II, when three people cross paths. Simply put, “Paradise” one reason to go to big screen. Cast: Yuliya Vysotskaya (Olga), Christian [...]

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