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RIP Farley Granger 1925-2011

RIP Farley Granger 1925-2011
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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)
Movie Review Today I was going to post about The Night of the Hunter, but in light of the sad passing of  Elizabeth Taylor, I’ve opted instead to write about one of her most memorable roles (and she had quite a few) as Maggie in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. This performance garnered her one of  the 5 Oscar nominations she would receive through out her career. While she didn’t win the Academy Award the following year she left behind one of the  most indelible characters in cinematic history. This is such a great movie on so many levels. Adapted from the screenplay by Tennessee Williams and...
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Logan’s Run (1976)

Logan’s Run (1976)
Movie Review   It’s the 23rd century and after an apocalyptic holocaust the descendants of the survivors live in a subterranean metropolis. Their society is a technologically advanced hedonistic utopia with all amenities and comforts. Even booty calls can be beamed up on command on the cruise circuit right to your home. But there is a catch. In order to control over population life is terminated at age 30. Welcome to the world of Logan 5 (Michael York), who is a type of  futuristic elite police known as a Sandman whose job it is to hunt and eliminate Runners (those who refuse to stop living...
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Il Conformista (1970)

Il Conformista (1970)
Movie Review   Bernardo Bertolucci’s “The Conformist” is a visually stunning masterpiece and one of the best movies of the 1970’s. Between Vittorio Storaro’s dramatic cinematography and the moral dilemmas facing the protagonist, The Conformist grabs the viewer from the very beginning and stays with you long after the film ends.   The Conformist is Marcello Clerici (Jean-Louis Trintignant), a man consumed with the desire to be “normal”. He wants nothing more than to fit in, conform to the role and rules society has scripted for him as per...
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From Chitty Chitty Bang Bang To Pussy Galore

From Chitty Chitty Bang Bang To Pussy Galore
Movie Reviews Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968) Full disclosure.  My all time favorite childhood film was and remains Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. So it seems only fitting that my first post at Cinema Nostalgia should be about this “fine four fendered friend”. Unlike kids today who can see their favorite films whenever they like and as often as they like (thanks first to VHS and now DVD) my generation had to wait for holidays or whenever the networks decided to rerun these shows. So it was always a special treat for me whenever Chitty came on tv. The opening credits introduce us to Chittys’ previous...
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