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At some point in January I decided to keep track of all the movies I watch in 2018. Please read that sentence carefully: “the movies I watch” is the key phrase. As a rule, I rarely “go out to see” a movie in theaters anymore because I don’t care too much about new movies. I’ll […]

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I mentioned before that my introduction to the classic films of the 1930s and 1940s came in the early 1970s when, as an eight or nine year old kid, our local PBS station began running old Warner Brothers movies every Friday night at 8:00 p.m. and then re-running them again on Sundays at 2:00 p.m. […]

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Many years ago in a land far, far away, or so it seems now, I sat down one night in front of the television with my dad and we watched an old movie called “Angels With Dirty Faces.” It was not only the first gangster picture I ever saw but it was also my introduction […]

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I just watched a wonderful film on TCM entitled “The Hoodlum Saint.” It’s the kind of film I absolutely love because of all the familiar faces in it. I’ve said it a thousand times and I’m sure I’ll keep saying it forever – I LOVE the old character actors and actresses. When I was a […]

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