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“The Grand Budapest Hotel” (2014)

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Wes Anderson’s stab at a screwball comedy, watching THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL felt like staring at a wall of hyperactive Swiss clocks. The production design, cinematography, and costumes are simultaneously enchanting and oppressive. The movie it most … Continue reading

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“Bernard and Doris”

Paleo Retiree writes: There was a lot about this 2006, made-for-HBO movie that I loved. It’s a very small-scale, low-budget rhapsody on a historic fact: late in life, the famous tobacco heiress Doris Duke, who had never managed to have … Continue reading

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“Eugene Onegin”, Five Ways

Eddie Pensier writes: Alexander Pushkin’s 1833 novel-poem is one one the acknowledged masterpieces of Russian literature. Its moodiness, beauty, and sheer Russianness, as well as its themes of irrepressible young love and opportunities missed, have made it popular for adaptations … Continue reading

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