SHORT TAKES & PREVIEWS

Recommended Reading

     In the February 8 issue of Entertainment Weekly Lisa Schwarzbaum writes a meaty article about serious films, films that touch our hearts but don’t make us sentimental or light-hearted.  In addition to currently nominated films, she briefly addresses Gallipoli, Boys Don’t Cry and The Killing Fields.

     In the same issue Chris Nashawaty gives Liza Minnelli her decided due in an intelligent capsule look at the 1972 Cabaret.  He also quotes Chicago director Ron Marshall as saying that without Bob Fosse’s film “there’d be no Roxie Hart  —  and very few movie musicals today at all…”  I admire Nashawaty and Marshall, but they both need to learn about Ginger Rogers.

PREVIEWS OF COMING ATTRACTIONS

     Look for these future blogs:

          50 Great Performances

          The Fabulous Ten

          The Ten Most Overrated Hollywood Movies of All Time

NEXT FRIDAY POST February 15

Until then,
See you at the movies,
Rick

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