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Deconstructing MASH (1970)

My friend Ryan- whose opinions I value as much or more than anyone else about movies- was recently singing the praises of the comedy in MASH (1970) to me when I was putting together my comedy flowchart. I’m ashamed to admit that as he was praising MASH, all I could remember from the first time I saw it was the overlapping dialogue and the Last Supper scene. In other words, I needed to re-watch it. Thanks to the fine folks at the Wildey Theater, I had my chance to re-watch it this past weekend, and on the big screen no less. Continue reading


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Nine Memorable Performances by Robert Duvall

Completely by accident, I’ve gotten a heavy dose of Robert Duvall lately. I wasn’t specifically seeking out his work. It happened to find me naturally. And that’s not a surprise. Duvall is one of the best actors around. He does fantastic work in amazing films, the kind of movies (and mini-series) that any right-thinking cinephile would want to see. He has an uncanny knack for taking relatively minor roles and turning them into something magical. Frankly, he’s one of my very favorite actors. Here are nine of his most memorable performances: Continue reading


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