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  • Somewhere in Time

    Somewhere in Time

    ★★★★½

    Sitting here, I'm trying to figure out why I found SOMEWHERE IN TIME so affecting and I think it's because it perfectly depicts a feeling that comes from being a true lover of classic cinema.

    To love old movies means you will often find yourself bewitched and enthralled by ghosts--to fall in love with captured images of people who have long since passed and who were old and frail before you were even born.

    Richard Matheson's book, BID TIME RETURN,…

  • Filmworker

    Filmworker

    ★★★★

    FILMWORKER asks a question every true cinephile should consider: How much of yourself would you be willing to give to facilitate the will of a true cinematic genius?

    The film tells the story of Leon Vitali, a successful young British actor who gave it all up after being cast in Stanley Kubrick's BARRY LYNDON. Enthralled by Kubrick's ability to tell stories through film, he became the director's assistant and worked by his side pretty much 24/7 until the day Kubrick…

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  • Can't Stop the Music

    Can't Stop the Music

    ★★★★½

    A disaster you say? Maybe, but an infectiously enjoyable one! I've seen it more times than Citizen Kane! Where else can you see The Village People pretend to be everyday heterosexual dudes conscripted into the gayest disco sensations of all time. All that and Bruce Jenner in jean shorts and Valerie Perrine's perfect breasts! Do you hate joy?

  • The Exorcist

    The Exorcist

    What?!? One star for THE EXORCIST?!? ARE YOU INSANE?!!?!

    Maybe. All I know is that I've never been able to enjoy Friedkin's iconic horror hit. Partly this can be blamed on my lack of religious beliefs, which renders the thought of possession, demons, and devils as ridiculous rather than terrifying. Partly it can be blamed on its pace and seriousness, which have always left me frustrated and bored. And another part can probably just be blamed on the kind of…