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What Makes a Great Movie? Notes on Casablanca

Photo of Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman in Casablanca

The Oscars Week Fest at 317am continues today with the nearly impossible question posed by our title. One way of getting at the issue of great movies would be to collect a list of such films and then extract their … Read more »

My Cinema Paradisos, Part 2

Photo of Circle theater ticket book.

In my last post, about marvelous movie palaces, I closed with a reverie of my first date in the old Etna (PA ) Theater. The movies and romance have always had a symbiotic relationship, but that little romance did not turn … Read more »

Ras: Johnny Mercer and the Art of Reticence