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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 [...]

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; [...]

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