Category Archives: film

Coming Soon: The Weenie King on Blu-Ray!

When an eagle-eyed colleague of mine reported that Criterion was releasing an edition of one of my favorite films, The Palm Beach Story, next month, I dropped everything, cleaned up the mess, and forthwith set about to inform you–about the … Continue reading

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A Pre-Matrix Matrix

You Slept Through The Matrix Revolutions??? OK, friends, it’s confession time. Confession #1: I saw The Matrix Reloaded before I saw The Matrix. According to some of my friends, this permanently disqualifies any opinions I may have about anything Matrix-related … Continue reading

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Two Media Pioneers – Good To Meet You!

Since long before Michael Moore turned his camera on gun control and labor relations, I have loved “documentary film,” especially biographies. Two recent additions to the Dallas Public Library’s DVD collection show the “life stories” genre is doing well: they … Continue reading

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Not THAT William Holden!

Separated at birth? What’s your favorite William Holden film? Three Faces East, you say? Hah! Gotcha! William Holden isn’t in that film. Except that he is. Allow me to explain. William Holden’s first major film role was in Golden Boy … Continue reading

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An Alfred Hitchcock Pilgrimage

I guess praising director Alfred Hitchcock is de rigueur – a phrase I’m not really sure I understand.  Whatever the case, everyone knows Hitchcock is a great director.  But not everyone knows that he made 54 films (Audience: “Let’s see, there’s … Continue reading

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