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Blog: Discovering ‘Citizen Kane’: a film-lover reluctantly indulges The Greatest Movie Ever Made

Blog: Discovering ‘Citizen Kane’: a film-lover reluctantly indulges The Greatest Movie Ever Made

Here’s a shameful confession: I am new to Citizen Kane.  Here I am in my late 40s, I’ve spent a lifetime bathing in the cinema, and yet I have circumvented Orson Welles most famous artistic expression out of fear that I wasn’t going to understand what made it so great.  Oh, I’ve seen it several times.  […]

| June 5, 2019
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The Wife (2019)

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The Wife (2019)

For more than 30 years Joan been behind her husband at every turn.  She fusses about minor details, about when it is time to eat, when it is time for his medication, where his glasses are and what the doctor said about stretching his legs.  Yet, she doesn’t go about these things in the manner […]

| February 17, 2019
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The Pod Bay Doors Podcast, Episode #82: The Set-Up (1949)

The Pod Bay Doors Podcast, Episode #82: The Set-Up (1949)

This week, Doug and Jerry wrap up their month-long journey into the world of boxing movies with a one-way ticket to Palookaville, or rather Paradise City, in Robert Wise’s 1949 masterpiece The Set-Up. They’ll carry you for two rounds, then in the third, you go down. That’s the set-up. Just don’t think you’re only one […]

| January 27, 2019
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The Pod Bay Doors Podcast, Episode #81: The Rocky Sequels (1979-2006)

The Pod Bay Doors Podcast, Episode #81: The Rocky Sequels (1979-2006)

This week Jerry and Doug travel down an uneven road as they work their way through the very odd and very uneven world of the Rocky sequels from the excellent Rocky II to the silliness of Rocky III and the unbearable sludge of Rocky IV and V and finally emerging at the redemption of Rocky […]

| January 21, 2019
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Glass (2019)

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Glass (2019)

Glass is, what in comic book terms, would be called a crossover.  Therein, two characters from different story-lines are flung together into a crisscrossing story to see how their powers and personalities clash.  Very often this happens with a hero and a villain and sometimes with a villain and a villain.  In Glass it’s both – two characters […]

| January 17, 2019
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The Pod Bay Doors Podcast, Episode #80: Raging Bull (1980)

The Pod Bay Doors Podcast, Episode #80: Raging Bull (1980)

This week, Doug and Jerry look at boxing from another angle with Martin Scorsese’s masterpiece Raging Bull (1980). Raw power mixed with beauty and ferocity, this film is a testament to Scorsese’s ability to make a terrible person’s story compelling. Put on your gloves and go a few rounds, just don’t let Jake think you’ve […]

| January 14, 2019
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Schindler’s List: The 25th Anniversary (2018)

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Schindler’s List: The 25th Anniversary (2018)

Schindler’s List was released 25 years ago this week and in honor of its anniversary it has gone into a nationwide re-release.  Schindler’s List is an uncommonly moving experience that in many ways demonstrates all the reasons that movies exist, to show us things and let us feel and think.  Watching it like watching a […]

| December 7, 2018
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Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)

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Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)

My musical tastes came of age in the early 1980s, arguably a difficult time for rock and roll – long after the corporate structure had taken the life out of this branded anthem of the youth culture that flourished in the 50s, peaked in the 70s and by then by the 80s had been so […]

| November 30, 2018
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