Tagged: monday movie

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Monday Movie: Kes, by David Bax

Angry art wielded in service of a specific sociopolitical agenda is rarely subtle (even when it’s good; see Sorry to Bother You or listen to Billy Bragg for proof). The same generally goes for movies about child/animal attachments (those can...

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Monday Movie: Sherlock Holmes, by David Bax

In this particular story, Sherlock Holmes undertakes the task of procuring and safeguarding some incriminating letters from the sister of the prince’s lover. The woman in question, though, has been kidnapped by a trio of crooks who, once stymied by...

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Monday Movie: Zorba the Greek, by David Bax

These days, apparently, the Academy award for best cinematography isn’t even worth televising. But there was a time, lasting about 30 years, that the Academy gave out two awards every year to cinematographers, one for films shot in color and...

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Monday Movie: Two-Lane Blacktop, by David Bax

James Taylor plays the driver and Dennis Wilson plays the mechanic. They travel around, making money by winning races with their ’55 Chevy. First, they find themselves joined by a young girl, played by Laurie Bird. Then, they meet a...

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Monday Movie: Some Like It Hot, by Scott Nye

“I say, you know what’s really funny?” One distinguished English gentleman says to his companion. “A man dressed in women’s clothing.” “Yes, quite,” his friend replies. “Ripping good laugh.” The proliferation of crossdressing-as-comedy is either a product, or the necessary...