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Chevalier and His Lubitsch Musicals–Or Maybe Vice Versa

Why do you sink I have ziss out-rrRAGEOUS accent? For a long time, one of the surest ways to get me to roll my eyes was to mention Maurice Chevalier. I only knew the French singer-actor-entertainer from what I had … Continue reading

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That CAN’T be Maggie Smith!

Judging by the clamor, you’re ready for a follow-up to an earlier post devoted to actors and directors with someone else’s names. Today’s fun involves actors you’ve come to associate with roles of one kind performing in a way you … Continue reading

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Criterion, Part Infinitum…

Time for another jaunt into the “Criterion Collection” vaults—classic and contemporary films designated by the Criterion Company as the best of the best. The Dallas Public Library owns many of these unique titles on DVD, and I defy anyone not … Continue reading

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A Holiday Movie For Grownups

I almost used the title “An Adult Holiday Movie,” but that very much sends the wrong message (you think I’ll be recommending Bad Santa–if I’m lucky). I also thought of “The Holiday Movie That Time Forgot,” but that’s an overstatement. … Continue reading

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It’s Criterion Time Again….

It’s always a joy to dip into the treasure trove of “Criterion Collection” films available on DVD throughout the Dallas Public Library system. These are movies designated by the Criterion Company as the best in “classic and contemporary” cinema, foreign … Continue reading

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