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Brian’s “Hot 200” movie list

October 5th, 2010 · 6 Comments · Movies

This is a work-in-progress . . . but it’s a helluva good list of movies . . . Even if this list makes someone see just one great movie that they never have, it’s worth it. Brian’s Top Dozen Movies: (movies that are essentially perfect — every shot, every word, every scene, roughly speaking) Rear […]

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Fawlty Towers — a primer

April 9th, 2010 · 7 Comments · Movies

. It was written / created post Monty Python (1969-74), by John Cleese and his wife, Connie Booth.  He had an opportunity to do “something” for the BBC, so they came up with doing a grumpy hotel manager, which was based on a recent film shoot by the Pythons making Holy Grail or something in […]

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Lucky Numbers film review

February 27th, 2010 · 8 Comments · Movies

  film review:  Lucky Numbers (2000) Directed by Nora Ephron; starring John Travolta, Lisa Kudrow, Tim Roth, Ed O’Neil, Richard Schiff, Bill Pullman, Michael Rapaport, Michael Moore. First of all – this is made by Nora Ephron!  Heartburn!  Sleepless!  Her and Penny Marshall have to be the two best female filmmakers going – at least […]

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