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  • American Graffiti

    American Graffiti 1973

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 12 Oct, 2016 3

    I've waited more than 20 years to finally see this on the big screen, and thanks to it being replayed in this year's Cinemark Classic Series, I have finally gotten to do just that.

    There were, I believe, six of us in the auditorium. Perhaps eight, but certainly no more than that. My friend and I were easily the youngest of the lot. We were surprised that none of the others laughed along with us, not even once. I mean,…

  • Nightmare Man

    Nightmare Man 2006

    ★★★★ Rewatched 02 Oct, 2016

    Commentary with Director Rolfe Kanefsky, Actor Tiffany Shepis and Producer Esther Goodstein ****

    In 2008, I attended the Fright Night Film Festival in Louisville. Tiffany Shepis was present for the awards ceremony, where she won and/or claimed a handful of awards (she received at least one on behalf of someone else who was absent). She couldn't have been more enthusiastic or delightful, and I told her so when I met her at her booth at a subsequent year's festival. We…

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  • Sicko

    Sicko 2007

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 12 Nov, 2013 3

    Sicko came out in a particularly upsetting time in my life. I was diagnosed with Crohn's disease in 2005. Two years later, my health was so unreliable that it was a major reason my family chose to close the doors on the business we'd owned and operated for twenty years. No single topic has dominated my daily life these last eight years more than the vulnerability of the sick and injured in America. Not even Batman.

    Michael Moore is still…

  • The Sting

    The Sting 1973

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 14 Nov, 2012 2

    The Sting is one of the rarest sorts of films: It's laden with plot twists and surprises, but knowing the payoffs doesn't detract from the joy of repeat viewings. Generally, stories with "Aha!" moments are thrilling the first time through but don't hold up to a second viewing. Not so with the 1973 Best Picture.

    I've seen The Sting several times over the years, most recently 7 March 2010 on DVD. I've loved it since I first saw it on…