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Notes on “King Solomon’s Mines”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Even more than “Star Wars” or “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” this cheery travesty from the Cannon Group seems to start in the middle. The hero, Allan Quartermain, is given no introduction, and the details of … Continue reading

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Movie Poster Du Jour: “Blast of Silence”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Related

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Notes on “The Working Man”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: This 1933 George Arliss vehicle focuses on a getting-ready-to-retire shoe magnate. His vitality is so reliant on competition that he covertly goes to work for his rivals when their fortunes begin to fail. The company, launched by his onetime buddy and … Continue reading

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“The Unknown Known”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Have any UR readers watched “The Unknown Known,” Errol Morris’ documentary on Donald Rumsfeld? It’s on Netflix Instant. I caught up with it last week and found myself fascinated by its lameness. For 100 minutes Morris … Continue reading

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Movie Poster Du Jour: “All That Heaven Allows”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: The stone lithography process by which this poster was printed makes looking at it a rather sumptuous experience. Gotta love the delicate lighting effect on the faces and the array of blues and greens. With art … Continue reading

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Movie Poster Du Jour: “The Green Slime”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Related I love the theme song.

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Capitulation

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: A Russian who immigrated to Paris in the early 1920s, Dimitri Kirsanoff was above all an avant-gardist. However, he wasn’t above employing Griffith-style melodrama when it suited his purposes. In his “Menilmontant,” a brief, richly volatile work about a … Continue reading

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