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  • The Harvey Girls

    The Harvey Girls

    ★★★½

    Judy Garland stars, but Ray Bolger steals scenes, as Cyd Charisse at last gets a speaking role, Angela Lansbury looks hot, Chill Wills is funny, and John Hodiak pretends he is Clark Gable. Academy Award for Best Song. I say see it, and then see it again. It's a good one. Fun musical!

  • The Trail of the Lonesome Pine

    The Trail of the Lonesome Pine

    ★★★½

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    Wild West Summer Challenge 2021
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    Task #18 - Watch a Western that played in competition at Cannes, Venice or Berlin

    Perhaps she was born with them, but Sylvia Sydney, who plays the barefoot mountain girl June Tolliver here, has got Bette Davis eyes, and (wow!) do they look good on her. So does her starring headline above Henry Fonda, who was making only his forth feature appearance, playing her cousin and love interest Dave Tolliver, and right next…

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  • Mulholland Drive

    Mulholland Drive

    ★★★★½

    No hay banda! It's all a tape. Il n'est pas de orquestra. It is... an illusion! ~ Bondar at Club Silencio

    This magnificent movie will mess with your mind. Over a five-hour period on Saturday night, I watched this film carefully, read up about it on the Internet, and watched it again with frequent pauses and rewinds. I know I liked it. I think I get it. But one never knows for sure with David Lynch.

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  • The Squid and the Whale

    The Squid and the Whale

    ★★★½

    Dad is a pretentious jerk. Mom is having serial affairs. Little brother is cursing like a sailor, masturbating at every opportunity and smearing his semen on library books. Older brother is plagiarizing Pink Floyd lyrics and passing them off as his own. But hey, it's Brooklyn in the 1980s. The solution, of course, is for the parents to divorce and arrange for joint custody of the kids. Or is it?

    This highly autobiographical family drama from Noah Baumbach is a…