Daily Archives: February 11, 2019

Movie Review: Love might be found in the “vintage” trade of “Antiquities”

There are worse sins than “trying too hard” in a romantic comedy. With twee (precious) characters, a twee setting — the world of antiques and vintage dealers in small town Arkansas — and twee subject matter, as in getting to … Continue reading

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Next screening? In Quebec, she’s a “Slut in a Good Way”

The French-Canadian sex comedy, “Slut in a Good Way”   three rebellious teen vulgarians who take jobs in a toy shop. And romance, or something damned near like it, ensues. It’s black and white, therefore it must be “art,” as those … Continue reading

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Silent Movie Review: “The Covered Wagon”

In cinema history it is the Ur Western. Yes, “The Great Train Robbery” was the first “film” and it is fitting that it too, was a Western. But “The Covered Wagon” established the tropes, the conventions, the action beats and … Continue reading

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