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Month: July 2020

  • DeaconsDen Classic Reaction – The Big Boss

    The Big Boss is a film that gives meaning to the phrase, “you can always go home.” After co-starring in the television series The Green Hornet, Bruce Lee’s Hollywood experience was not going the way he hoped. Studios were reluctant to cast an Asian actor as a lead in anything. Lee was experiencing financial issues […]

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  • DeaconsDen Classic Reaction – Angels with Dirty Faces

    Angels with Dirty Faces, while starring James Cagney as a gangster is more than a gangster film. It’s an examination of media impact. It’s about the construction of mythology. It’s about the effects of charisma.  The mythological aspect of it is shown with the diverging destinies of Rocky and Jerry as young men. Jerry runs […]

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  • DeaconsDen Classic Reaction – The Public Enemy

    It’s easy to take an initial look at The Public Enemy and assume it’s a stepping stone to larger and greater crime films like The Godfather, Scarface or Goodfellas. However, The Public Enemy is a great piece of crime fiction that not only sets the tone for the genre to come, it pulls its own […]

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  • DeaconsDen Reaction – Spike Lee’s Da 5 Bloods

    Da 5 Bloods will certainly be considered as a timely release, however there’s always a time for this type of story to be told. While there are films on the Vietnam war, very few speak on the black perspective. Spike Lee has crafted a compelling human drama and mixing it with a second half that […]

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  • DeaconsDen Classic Reaction – White Heat

    Anchored by a ferocious performance by James Cagney, White Heat is a thrilling peace of post-war cinema. I watched this film back to back to back with The Public Enemy and Angels with Dirty Faces and they really tell the story of crime in America. Public Enemy focuses on one man’s rise in crime, Angels […]

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