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The Young Victoria (2009)

SYNOPSIS 1837, VICTORIA (17) (Emily Blunt) is the object of a royal power struggle. Her uncle, KING WILLIAM (Jim Broadbent), is dying and Victoria is in line for the throne. Everyone is vying to win her favor. However Victoria is … Continue reading

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Going My Way (1944)

SYNOPSIS When young Father O’Malley (Bing Crosby) arrives at St. Dominic’s, Old Father Fitzgibbon (Barry Fitzgerald) doesn’t think much of the church’s newest member. These two priests simply can’t agree. But when O’Malley’s fresh methods succeed in reaching out to … Continue reading

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Leave Her To Heaven (1945)

SYNOPSIS Based on the best-selling novel by Ben Ames Williams, Leave Her to Heaven is a stylish psychological thriller starring Gene Tierney as Ellen, the stunningly beautiful wife of handsome writer Richard Harland, played by Cornel Wilde. Ellen panics as … Continue reading

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Ran (1985)

SYNOPSIS Akira Kurosawa’s brilliantly conceived retelling of King Lear combines Japanese history and Shakespeare’s plot with the director’s own feelings about loyalty and betrayal. In 16th century Japan, the aging Lord Hidetora (Tatsuya Nadakai) passes the decree that his land … Continue reading

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Laura (1944)

SYNOPSIS Film noir, a classic film style of the ’40s and ’50s, is noted for its dark themes, stark camera angles and high-contrast lighting. Comprising many of Hollywood’s finest films, film noir tells realistic stories about crime, mystery, femme fatales … Continue reading

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My Fair Lady (1964)

SYNOPSIS A misogynistic and snobbish phonetics professor agrees to a wager that he can take a flower girl and make her presentable in high society. Source: IMDB.com REVIEW One of my favorites because I know most of the songs: Wouldn’t … Continue reading

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Born Yesterday (1950)

SYNOPSIS A million dollar Tycoon hires a tutor to teach his lover proper etiquette. Source: IMDb.com REVIEW Loved it! I think this movie should be required viewing for every politician today. I was not expecting much, thinking it was another … Continue reading

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Sunset Boulevard (1950)

SYNOPSIS Gloria Swanson as Norma Desmond, an aging silent film queen, and William Holden as the struggling writer who is held in thrall by her madness, created two of the screen’s most memorable characters in Sunset Boulevard. Winner of three … Continue reading

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Tom Jones (1963)

SYNOPSIS Winner of four Academy Awards® including Best Picture, and featuring “a cast of superb players” (Boxoffice) headed by the Oscar®-nominated Albert Finney and Susannah York, this wickedly funny classic has been hailed as “the best comedy ever made (Newsweek)! … Continue reading

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Network (1976)

SYNOPSIS A trenchant satire of “trash TV,” Network seems to grow only more relevant with each passing year. Howard Beale (Peter Finch), the dean of newscasters at the United Broadcasting System, is put out to pasture because he “skews old.” … Continue reading

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