It seems Hollywood in the early 1960s couldn’t get enough of Europe, particularly Italy. Films like Light in the Piazza, Come September, and even Gidget went to Rome during this time. Rome Adventure is another movie which fits snugly into this pseudo-genre. While it largely avoids being as […]
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First Reformed represents director Paul Schrader’s latest attempt to step back into the critically acclaimed arthouse fold, a world that has eluded him for some time. While he has been behind a number of critically successful screenplays – including Scorsese’s Taxi Driver, The Last Temptation of Christ, and […]
Sometimes a top five isn’t tied into a new release, an anniversary, or a holiday. Sometimes it comes about from a discussion we have that warrants our individual thoughts. So it is with this week’s five. We started discussing movies where the romantic lead “picked” the wrong person, […]
Marilyn Monroe spent most of her short career playing a specific type of character. A darling of 1950s cinema, Monroe typically played showgirls, usually with varying amounts of gold-digging ditziness. Fairly early in her career, she briefly broke from type in her portrayal of Nell the unhinged baby-sitter in […]
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Memorial Day is to honor America’s fallen. So the Dames have decided to look at the various war-based films to share their individual favorites that honored the men (and women) who made the ultimate sacrifice during wartime.