Will McKinley

Coney Island DVD Review: Musical Fun in the Technicolor Sun with Betty Grable

You've got to love a movie in which the opening titles are sung. But crooned credits are just one reason ...
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Red Hook Summer Movie Review: A Trip You Don’t Want to Make

It's summer in Brooklyn and tensions flare between the old guard and the new, until one man shatters the silence ...
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Design For Living Criterion Collection DVD Review: The Pre-Codiest of the Pre-Codes

When I was a guest on the Turner Classic Movies podcast last fall, I engaged in a bit of premeditated ...
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New York Film Festival 2011 Review: The Kid with a Bike: A Harrowing Tale of Troubled Tweenhood

In the theatrical release poster for Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne's The Kid with a Bike, which had its New ...
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New York Film Festival 2011: Susan Orlean’s Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend

On Tuesday night the New York Film Festival brought together three of my favorite things: silent movies, books about film ...
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New York Film Festival 2011: Melancholia Cast Comments About Lars von Trier

If, like me, you think of getting married as something akin to the fiery destruction of Earth, you'll love Melancholia, ...
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New York Film Festival 2011 Review: Ben-Hur (1959)

The audience sat in rapt attention as a Roman centurion in scarlet cloak and gold chest plate marched onto the ...
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A Fistful of Dollars / For A Few Dollars More Blu-ray Reviews: The Man with No Name Looks Better Than Ever

One of the great things about middle age is that you forget stuff. This is problematic when it relates to ...
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Senna Movie Review: See It Now, Because Everyone Will Be Talking About It

One thing I learned early in life: it's okay for boys to cry, as long as the tears are shed ...
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Bellflower Movie Review: Flamethrowing Its Way into Your Heart

Love is a battlefield, as Pat Benatar reminded us back in the '80s. Nowhere is that fact more evident than ...
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Whistle Down the Wind Movie Review: The Best Film You’ve Never Seen

It's April of 1962 and your kid wants to see the new Hayley Mills movie. "Please!" she begs. "She was ...
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Monte Hellman’s Road to Nowhere (2010) Movie Review: A Cinematic Dream

Midway through Monte Hellman's noirish head-scratcher Road to Nowhere, an actress asks a director a seemingly simple question:  "How many movies ...
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