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Beyond a Reasonable Doubt: More Dana Andrews!

Another classic film with solid credentials that I somehow had never heard of, directed by Fritz Lang! With Dana and a very glam Joan Fontaine! Thanks, TCM, for introducing me to more Dana Andrews films J Beyond a Reasonable Doubt … Continue reading

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My Foolish Heart: Dana Andrews plays a WWII flyer again!

The tagline for this Dana Andrews – Susan Hayward film on the TCM app is “An innocent’s life is shattered when she falls for a WWII flyer.” (Dana sure played a lot of WWII airmen – this movie, Best Years … Continue reading

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Assignment – Paris: Why have I never heard of this movie?

I mean, Dana Andrews and George Sanders? In a post-WWII cold war intrigue-y thing?? This is my catnip. Probably a Columbia Pictures B-movie cast-off, I thought, when it popped up in the TCM app, with nary a host intro or … Continue reading

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Before We Go: Before Sunrise with Captain America

So apparently what Captain America really wants to do is direct. Sadly, his directorial debut is less than marvelous (*groan*). To be fair, I don’t think Chris Evans’ direction is actually the problem with Before We Go, starring Evans and … Continue reading

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I finally watched Fruitvale Station, and you should, too

Hi folks, Pop Goddess is back after a 2-year hiatus! My husband and I now have a 1 ½ -year-old baby boy, so that means all the movies I watch have to be on-demand on TV, and I’m a lot … Continue reading

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Post-Oscar Smorgasbord

Good post-Oscar morning, folks! Here’s my rundown of last night’s festivities: Odd camera work and Seth MacFarlane: There was something off about the camera work and production value in general. To me the show looked sort of tacky and cheap. … Continue reading

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Pre-Oscar Smorgasbord

Okay, so this is thoroughly subjective and non-comprehensive, because I haven’t seen all the nominated films/performances and I’m not covering all the categories. But here are some of the races I have the strongest feelings about: Best Picture: I think … Continue reading

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The Perks of Being a Wallflower takes you back and breaks your heart

When a movie is described as “quirky” or “offbeat” or “a coming of age story,” it usually leaves me cold. There’s something about those films that keeps me at a distance – I’m not sure if it’s because I somehow … Continue reading

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Gone Girl lingers in the memory

Happy New Year, folks! I’m back after an extended break for Christmas travels and family visits. Speaking of Christmas travels, on our very long road trip, Chris and I listened to the audiobook of Gillian Flynn’s marital mystery thriller, Gone … Continue reading

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Hollywood’s Year of Heroine Worship, by A.O. Scott

I really enjoyed A.O. Scott’s article in this week’s New York Times Sunday magazine, and I wanted to share it with you. He expresses a lot of my feelings about how women are represented in the movies.  Some of … Continue reading

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