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Forgotten Film Gems: Only the Lonely

In between his two Home Alone films, Chris Columbus wrote and directed a little romantic comedy starring John Candy called Only the Lonely. It wasn’t exactly a huge hit like many of Columbus’s other films, but it has a lot … Continue reading

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Fiddler on the Roof’s Story Is in the Tradition of Pride and Prejudice

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single film in possession of a good story must be in want of a remake. Thus, we see the reimagining of Jane Austen’s classic story of manners Pride and Prejudice as a … Continue reading

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Forgotten Film Gems: Truly Madly Deeply

Would you like a cathartic film to deal with the loss of Alan Rickman? Watch Truly Madly Deeply. It’s a refreshingly low-key ghost movie that came out the same year as Ghost, but attracted much less attention. It also came … Continue reading

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Mary Poppins, The Twilight Zone, and the Epidemic of Male Suicide

Mary Poppins and the classic Twilight Zone episode “A Stop at Willoughby” approach the problem of male suicide from two very different angles. Continue reading

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The Art of Stuttering in Film

This is a deeply personal article that touches on the author’s awkward speech impediment and how it is portrayed in films. Continue reading

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Why It’s a Wonderful Life Succeeds and Click Fails at Telling the Same Story

It’s a Wonderful Life quietly debuted in 1946 and went on to become one of the most beloved Christmas classics of all time. Sixty years later, Click showed up as yet another example of Adam Sandler’s slowly declining career after … Continue reading

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Why Uncle Buck Is an Almost Impossible Film to Categorize

Uncle Buck is so many things that they all seem to cancel each other out, making it extremely difficult to fit the film into a single category or genre. I’ve always liked it, but I’ve never been able to put … Continue reading

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Movie Matchups: The Martian vs. Mission to Mars

The Martian is a good version of Mission to Mars. Everywhere Mission to Mars fails, The Martian succeeds. It’s as simple as that. They have a lot of plot points in common, but they diverge wildly in what they do with them. Continue reading

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10 Timely Lessons from A Man for All Seasons (1966)

A Man for All Seasons has suddenly become a movie for all seasons. The lessons it teaches about the corruption of power and the need for good people to stand against tyranny still ring true today. Continue reading

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Take Out One Tiny Thing and The Godfather Part II Would Be Rated PG

The Godfather has plenty of brutal scenes, from the man who finds a severed horse’s head in his bed to another man being strangled to death and yet another man being shot over and over by a seemingly unending barrage … Continue reading

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