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Brian’s “Hot 300” movie list

October 5th, 2010 · 52 Comments · Movies

This is an ever-evolving work-in-progress — last updated: January 14th, 2021. Every blue title is a link to the movie’s IMDb page — the industry-standard Internet Movie Database. If this makes just one person see one great movie, it’ll be worth it. If you want you can click on any section title and it will […]

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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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