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REVISITING MANHATTAN MURDER MYSTERY (1993)

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FINALLY: GAYS, MOVIES AND GETTING IT RIGHT

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THE GREATEST AMERICAN FILMS OF THE SEVENTIES: #4

By John H. Foote 4. ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST (1975) Breathtaking. That word best describes the purity of Jack Nicholson’s mesmerizing performance as R. P. McMurphy in Milos Foreman’s superb film One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, adapted from the Ken Kesey novel. Nicholson was never better, and let’s be clear he has…

2020 BANFF MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL WRAPS

By Marie-Renee Goulet The festival stopped rolling this past Sunday. We’ll now have to wait another year for the next tales of distant journeys, ground-breaking expeditions, and remarkable achievements, told by adventurers, photographers, authors, and filmmakers from around the world. Here are this year’s competition winners. I watched films on this list and did not write…

THE GREATEST AMERICAN FILMS OF THE SEVENTIES: #7 (TIE)

By John H. Foote 7. NETWORK (1976) Sidney Lumet’s lacerating black comedy Network, which is also a cautionary film about the power of television, seemed to see far into the future with blistering clarity, exploring how reality programming took over television. The fictitious UBS Network rests firmly behind ABC, CBS and NBC and struggles to…

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