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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. [...]

Movie Corner December 2018-January 2019

Movie Corner December 2018-January 2019

By HOWARD McQUITTER II oldschoolmovies.wordpress.com howardmcquitter68@gmail.com “THE PRIVATE WAR” -- The film is based on the 2012 article “Marie Colvin’s Private War” in Vanity Fair by Marie Brenner. All wars are ugly, often scripted, and always deadly (especially for civilians and war correspondents). Marie Colvin [...]

Movie Corner – November 2018

Movie Corner – November 2018

By HOWARD McQUITTER II oldschoolmovies.wordpress.com howardmcquitter68@gmail.com This year, 2018, marks the 50th anniversary of Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece or, one of them anyway, “2001: A Space Odyssey” (1968), a treasure of science fiction/ drama although a film in this day that may not be fully understood, at least at the [...]

Movie Corner

Movie Corner

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”, [...]

Movie Corner

Movie Corner

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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