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The Philadelphia Story (1940)

Rating: As many of you know, I have been slogging cheerfully making my way through the 1001 Books to Read Before You Die.  As a companion to this list, there is a 1001 Movies to See Before You Die, which I am also keeping tabs on. As a bonus, I can cross items off my […]

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Cabin in the Woods (2011)

Rating: Director: Drew Goddard Release date: 2011 I’m not sure why it took me so long to see this film. I’m a huge Joss Whedon fan (he cowrote the script), and I had heard great things about it. The movie did not disappoint. It is a horror movie turned on its head, deconstructed. Much like […]

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Safe (1995)

Rating: Director: Todd Haynes Release Date: 1995 I knew nothing about this film before Nick popped it into the DVD player, but it could not have been more on point with my recent contemplations on the American obsession with fear. On the outside, Carol White (Julianne Moore), it would seem, has nothing to fear. A […]

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