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A Word of Caution About Censoring Old Films

There are times when I can only stand in awe of someone else’s achievement, knowing that I could not have done better than they did. I experienced this feeling a few days ago when I came across a video from … Continue reading

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Can You Imagine Seeing a TV Episode Like This Today?

What would you do if you had to choose how you were going to be killed? Imagine living in a nightmarish dystopia in which logic is an enemy and truth is a menace. You’re not being sentenced to death because … Continue reading

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The Secret Weapon of ’80s Comedies: Elmer Bernstein

What is the most recent live-action comedy film you saw that had a really memorable original score? Liar Liar? Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery? Home Alone? To me, most comedy films of the past few decades have had scores … Continue reading

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Pleasant Surprises: Now and Then

Do you remember how you felt when you first heard that the likes of Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, and the Hulk were actually going to appear in the same film together or that two living legends like Al Pacino … Continue reading

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I No Longer Think It’s Wise to Mock the Past

Have you ever found the answer to a question you had never thought to ask, but which explains many other questions you’ve had? I had this experience when I watched a brilliant review of Pleasantville. I had never seen a … Continue reading

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My ‘Pay It Forward’ Moment

Pay It Forward is one of those movies (like Defending Your Life and Flatliners) that have a great concept, but they fail to deliver on their potential. At the heart of Pay It Forward is an idealistic message of hope … Continue reading

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The Power in The Touch of the Master’s Hand

Few films have the power to bring me to tears. 1987’s The Touch of the Master’s Hand is one of them – and it’s only 18 minutes long! Continue reading

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A Quiet Place Is a Celebration of Fatherhood and Motherhood

Every day good fathers and mothers quietly go about their lives loving their children and raising them to be happy, productive people. Being a good parent doesn’t earn people accolades or give them fame because it is to be expected. … Continue reading

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My Favorite Scene in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan is filled with memorable scenes. But what is the best one of the bunch? For me, it’s not the Kobayashi Maru test, nor is it Khan’s surprise attack, Kirk’s discovery of the wondrous … Continue reading

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What a Twist! The Sixth Sense Is a Symmetrical Film

The Sixth Sense has one of the most memorable and famous twist endings of all time. But once its secret is revealed is there any mystery left to the film? It turns out that The Sixth Sense does have at … Continue reading

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