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By HOWARD McQUITTER II oldschoolmovies.wordpress.com howardmcquitter68@gmail.com Burt Reynolds Feb. 11, 1936 - Sept. 6, 2018 The man with the rakish mustache, keen eyes and good looks started with acting on television such as playing in 50 episodes of “Gunsmoke” (1962-1965) and various roles in “The Twilight Zone”, “Perry Mason”, [...]

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BY HOWARD McQUITTER II oldschoolmovies.wordpress.com howardmcquitter68@gmail.com “BlacKkKlansman” (2018) Biography/Comedy/Crime Monkeypaw/Blumhouse 5/5 Stars Ron Stallworth writes a memoir, “Black Klansman,” the basis for Spike's provocative new film “BlacKkKlansman,” a true story, though it seems fictional in almost all [...]

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) [...]

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