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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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Today on TCM they’re showing a bunch of Irene Dunne movies in honor of the late star’s birthday. I’m not sure when I first discovered the underappreciated actress but I sure am glad I did. When we think of the female stars of the 1930s and 1940s, we tend to think of names like Bette […]

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Words like “classic” and “genius” are often overused. I get frustrated when I listen to sports commentators talk about a current player in superlatives that would make Hercules blush. That said, there’s a reason that words like “classic” are created and one of the best reasons is a film called To Be or Not To […]

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