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  • The Last Word

    ★★★★

  • Summer Lovers

    ★★★★

  • Summertime

    ★★★

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  • The Last Word

    The Last Word

    ★★★★

    First Person:  “knock knock”
    Second Person: “who’s there?”
    First Person: “control freak.  Now you say control freak who?”

         This could pretty much sum up the life of one Harriet Lauler (Shirley MacLaine).  She having been the independent business mind behind the once powerful Lauler Advertising Firm.  Now in the twilight of her years, she is still picky, demanding and high minded.  She is outraged reading obituaries of people she once knew who are praised as saintly when Harriet…

  • Summer Lovers

    Summer Lovers

    ★★★★

    ENCORE SCREENING:  There exists an old saying about the entertainment industry that states “there’s no business like show business” and it applies to a variety of situations under that umbrella. 

         When “Summer Lovers” was finally marginally released in 1982 and quickly dismissed as the film critics loved to hate but thoroughly enjoyed watching due in most part to all the prized horse flesh on the screen, it presented American audiences with an eye opening look at Mediterranean norms…

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  • The Vanishing

    The Vanishing

    ★★★★★

    “I’m banking on your curiosity “                                    
     
    What is it in all honesty that terrifies you the most?  Ghosts?  Paranormal occurrences?  Monsters?  Chainsaw wielding psychos?  Going to the dentist?  What terrifies me the most is the unknown, the unanswered.  This is the basis of the cringe inducing torment of “The Vanishing” (1988).  The original Dutch version of the film directed by George…

  • Color Out of Space

    Color Out of Space

    ★★★½

    ......It’s just a color.....but it burns....”

    That’s not all it does!  South African Director Richard Stanley emerged from a seemingly self imposed exile to film a short story by one of his favorite writers, H. P. Lovecraft.  His mother, once a big fan as well, would read Lovecraft to him as a child.  Before her time of passing, he would do the same for her.  I was curious as to the genesis of his desire to film this.  That satisfied…