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The Lord of the Rings (1978)

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The Lord of the Rings (1978)

I arrive at Ralph Bakshi’s The Lord of the Rings with a great many mixed feelings.  This is a film of so much style, so much imagination, so much ambition, yet I find myself trapped by the unavoidable conclusion that this movie is flawed beyond the point of no return.  Its animation style wavers back […]

| November 15, 1978
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Death on the Nile (1978)

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Death on the Nile (1978)

Perhaps one of the greatest faults of Agatha Christie is that while her legendary mysteries were crafted with clockwork precision, she was not as adept at writing characters.  The players were always types – the secretary, the dowager, the gum shoe – but they were merely chess pieces to be moved around.  And this, perhaps, […]

| September 29, 1978
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