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Christmas Craaaazy: Mon Oncle Antoine – Claude Jutra (1971)

December 23, 2013
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Christmas Craaaazy: Mon Oncle Antoine – Claude Jutra (1971)

After a detour because of some flu exhaustion, Christmas Craaaazy is back to make a visit our Uncle Antoine in his rural Canadian general store.
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For Reels Sunday Roundup — November 24th, 2013

November 24, 2013
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For Reels Sunday Roundup — November 24th, 2013

This week on the Roundup, 5 Degrees of Kevin Bacon is getting easier, Jennifer Lawrence poops, Neil Gaiman's Sandman may finally be adapted for the screen, and Lars von Trier really outdoes himself with the first "Nymphomaniac" trailer.
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50% off flash sale from Criterion today

October 1, 2013
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50% off flash sale from Criterion today

This is some major bad timing if you’re a film obsessed federal employee, but Criterion is having a 50% off flash sale on their website today. It runs through noon est tomorrow, but there usually major technical difficulties with the mass hoard of nerds rushing to cash in before Armageddon and Border Radio sell out....
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Harold Lloyd: The Other, Other Guy (TCM Marathon Tonight)

May 23, 2013
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Harold Lloyd: The Other, Other Guy (TCM Marathon Tonight)

Silent film star Harold Lloyd is often referred to as "The Third Genius" (behind Chaplin and Keaton -- or Keaton and Chaplin, depending), and you can explore than genius Turner Classic Movies' Harold Lloyd marathon tonight.
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“Blast of Silence” and Hurricane Donna

October 28, 2012
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“Blast of Silence” and Hurricane Donna

This is a repost from December 24th, 2011. I saw this picture of Hurricane Donna flooding Lower Manhattan in 1960 and thought of this. Truthfully, whenever I think of weather on film, I think of Blast of Silence, which features such a brilliant climax that was shot as the waning category 5 Donna blasted New...
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Christmas Crazy: Blast of Silence – Allen Barron (1961)

December 24, 2011
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Christmas Crazy: Blast of Silence – Allen Barron (1961)

It’s a few days before Christmas as Frankie Bono (Allen Barron) arrives in New York on some special business. He arrives by train, born through the darkness of Penn Station’s arrival tunnel as simply “Cleveland” to the business partners he has come to meet. They don’t need to know his name, and he doesn’t...
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