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  • Friday Foster: A Reversal of Genre Fortunes

    Friday Foster: A Reversal of Genre Fortunes

    Starring: Pam Grier, Yaphet Kotto, Godfrey Cambridge, Thalmus Rasulala, Ted Lange, Eartha Kitt, Scatman Crothers, Carl Weathers and Julius Harris. Based on the syndicated newspaper comic strip of the same name, 1975’s Friday Foster stars Pam Grier in what would be her final film with American International Pictures. Directed by blaxploitation veteran Arthur Marks, Friday […]

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  • DeaconsDen Classic Reaction – Wyatt Earp

    This is my first watch of Wyatt Earp. I’ve owned the dvd for years because I love westerns and never watched it. I know of it’s reputation and I always had to wonder is it that bad?  The answer is no.  Wyatt Earp is well directed by Lawrence Kasdan. Kevin Costner does serviceable work as […]

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  • Reacting to the Short Films of Melvin Van Peebles

    2021 saw the loss of Melvin Van Peebles. A trailblazer in cinema who came into the art with his own voice and style. His cinematic language was unfiltered and this was unquestioned in every facet of his work which was not only film, but music, theater and literature. I acquired the Melvin Van Peebles: Essential […]

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  • NO TIME TO DIE: A Reaction and a Confessional

    NO TIME TO DIE: A Reaction and a Confessional

    I do agree with the consensus that NO TIME TO DIE is a fitting farewell to Daniel Craig as James Bond. Craig is the first Bond actor who gets such a moment as the others in the past simply said they weren’t coming back. Since Craig is the one actor who’s tenure consists of a […]

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  • DeaconsDen Classic Reaction – To Catch a Thief

    To Catch a Thief is Alfred Hitchcock on vacation. If you are watching the works of the Master of Suspense, whether it’s Psycho, Vertigo, Rear Window, Rebecca and so forth, you have expectations to be on the edge of your seat. Although it has moments of suspense, We pretty much spend our time in the […]

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  • DeaconsDen Classic Reaction – WATERSHIP DOWN

    DeaconsDen Classic Reaction – WATERSHIP DOWN

    WATERSHIP DOWN does absolutely no holding of hands. It’s naturalist, it’s visceral and it showcases the absolute fleeting idea of nature. Death is quick and sudden most of the time and when it isn’t, like a scene where a rabbit is caught in a snare it’s brutal because it’s a slow process of dying.  In […]

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  • DeaconsDen Classic Reactions – Carol Reed’s The Third Man

    DeaconsDen Classic Reactions – Carol Reed’s The Third Man

    The Third Man is a movie that is in between identities and views. It’s a film that even if you’ve never seen it before, you think you’ve seen it one way and it ends up being another. It’s meant to disorient you. It achieves this at the earliest possible moment with the shot of the […]

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  • DeaconsDen Classic Reactions – The War of the Worlds (1953)

    DeaconsDen Classic Reactions – The War of the Worlds (1953)

    Although science fiction films of the 1950 tend to have a reputation for being cheesy and cheap, there are a few that presented some form of perspective. The Thing From Another World for instance can be read as a warning of communism already being here. Forbidden Planet is a look at man’s unwillingness to be […]

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  • DeaconsDen Classic Reaction – The Lady Vanishes

    The Lady Vanishes is Alfred Hitchcock’s best film of his British era. It is an awesome cocktail of comedy, thrills and romance while simultaneously taking a peak at at British insularity. This film could be seen as a predecessor to Hitchcock’s single setting films of the 40s and 50s. Although The Lady Vanishes does not […]

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  • DeaconsDen Classic Reaction: Ben-Hur

    Ben-Hur, as it unfolds, feels very much like the movie this genre/sub genre was building towards. Everything about it excels over many of its contemporaries. It may be the best directed (in competition with DeMille’s Ten Commandments from 3 years prior). It has an outstanding production design, one of the best musical scores in movie […]

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