Young Guns (1988)

Now, it's easy to get me to watch a number of movies. Name the right actor, and I'll be less than concerned with what exactly the movie contains. Many, many actors fall into this group, but one of the easiest is either of the Sutherlands. I've been a fan of Kiefer for longer than I […]

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The Young Lions (1958)

I was not sure what to expect of this movie, other than knowing it was long, which I tend to dread inherently, because I do force myself through every movie (OK, so sometimes I’ll wander off and do other things and basically ignore it, but still) and being stuck with a lame movie for three […]

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You Can’t Take It with You (1938)

Quintessentially “Capraesque,” You Can’t Take It with You won Best Picture in 1939, also earning Frank Capra yet another Best Director Oscar, and managed to continue a streak of winning films (yes, there were films between, I know!) Capra made for Columbia Pictures in the 30s, the run ending the next year with Mr. Smith […]

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Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)

I was, well, not TERRIBLY recently, but somewhat recently, admonished by my father for the gaping holes in my collection when it comes to musicals, as he is quite a fan of them himself. I’ll admit that in most of my life I have not been a fan. I am particularly loathe to associate with […]

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Yojimbo (1961)

I skipped Kagemusha to get here, but here is where I am, so here’s the review for me to write. Of course, this film might be second most well known of Kurosawa’s oeuvre, if only because it, much like Shinchin no Samurai, was remade–though in this case multiple times. I did manage to view only […]

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Young Frankenstein (1974)

Ah, Mel Brooks. Mr. Hit-or-Miss. Young Frankenstein was the first of his movies to particularly appeal to me, the others generally losing my interest, or only (or at least primarily) working on a level that related to my long-running passion for the fantastic (ie, Spaceballs). As such, I freely admit that I thoroughly enjoy it. […]

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