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Ernest Borgnine Tribute

ERNEST BORGNINE: RISE OF THE EVERYMAN In the 1995 comedy sequel Grumpier Old Men, “Jacob Goldman” (Kevin Pollack) mentions the name of an “available” woman to his lonely widower father “Max” (Walter Matthau).  Upon hearing the woman’s name Max balks, replying, “She looks like Ernest Borgnine!”  Having been born in the mid-1980’s I had no […]

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Charles Durning Tribute

TWO POLITICIANS, A NEGOTIATOR & A WIDOWER Four Charles Durning Greats By Jarrod Emerson SPECIAL FOR FILMS FOR TWO® What do a dishwasher, a ballroom dance instructor, a cab driver, a burlesque-show usher, and a decorated WWII Veteran all have in common? I know this sounds like a Quentin Tarantino tagline, but the correct answer […]

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Karen Black Tribute

Back in the late 1960’s, amidst war protests, LSD trips, and Jefferson Airplane, an American New Wave of rebels and mavericks (Bogdonovich, Freidkin, Hopper, et al) crashed into Hollywood, bringing the shifting cultural landscape to the silver screen.  Light-hearted fare of the previous decades soon took a backseat to stories that ventured into darker territory.  […]

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Spotlight on Deepa Mehta

Spotlight on Deepa Mehta By Jan Lisa Huttner (First Posted in 2006) SOMETHING OLD: Camilla SOMETHING NEW: Water SOMETHING BORROWED: Earth SOMETHING BLUE: Fire Water, the third part of Deepa Mehta’s “Elements” trilogy, premiered at the 2005 Toronto Film Festival after years of disappoint- ment and delay, and is finally being released in the USA […]

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