Tagged: monday movie

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Monday Movie: The Bride, by David Bax

Every Monday, we’ll highlight a piece of writing from our vaults. This article originally ran as a Home Video Hovel review. Contrary to what certain clickbait rags might tell you, we have always understood that the real villain of Mary...

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Monday Movie: Je t’aime, je t’aime, by David Bax

Every Monday, we’ll highlight a piece of writing from our vaults. This article originally ran as a Home Video Hovel review. Alain Resnais is probably best known for Last Year at Marienbad, which many hold up as a landmark of arthouse...

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Monday Movie: The Ladies Man, by Aaron Pinkston

Every Monday, we’ll highlight a piece of writing from our vaults. This article originally ran as part of Aaron Pinkston’s series following the Gene Siskel Film Center’s class on trangressive American Comedies. My first exposure to Jerry Lewis (telethon aside)...

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Monday Movie: Gremlins, by David Bax

I’ll admit it. I’m one of those wet blankets who’s bothered by people starting to celebrate Christmas too early. I’m not vocal about it like I used to be; I don’t want to be the one to harsh anyone’s premature...

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Monday Movie: Beverly Hills Cop, by David Bax

Recently, for this sporadic, nebulously defined column, I wrote (not entirely favorably) about Penny Marshall’s Jumpin’ Jack Flash. It got me thinking about a movie from a couple years earlier, one whose success was no doubt a partial inspiration for...

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Monday Movie: One from the Heart, by David Bax

Thanks to my friendship with Tom Waits superfan Tyler Smith, I was familiar with the songs of Francis Ford Coppola’s One from the Heart years before I ever saw the movie. In fact, all I really knew about the film...

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Monday Movie: Jumpin’ Jack Flash, by David Bax

Setting aside for now the fact that Jumpin’ Jack Flash is, in all honesty, not a very good movie, let’s focus instead of what’s notable about it. Chiefly, it is the directorial debut of the beloved and iconic Penny Marshall...