Category Archives: 2011

Martha Marcy May Marlene: A Hitchcockian Thriller with a Structure Reminiscent of Memento

The film Martha Marcy May Marlene (MMMM), directed by Sean Durkin and starring Elizabeth Olsen, is a thriller in the Hitchkockian sense. Its pace and editing create ebbs and flows of “sit on the edge of your seat” tension punctuated … Continue reading

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THE IDES OF MARCH

To further our theme, “coming of age”, the theatrical film for November is THE IDES OF MARCH, playing city wide, and all over the South Sound. As per usual, the film has been out for a few weeks, so get … Continue reading

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CONTAGION (2011)

This film is in widespread theatrical release all over the South Sound. It opened on September 9, 2011. It is screening at many local theaters, including LAKEWOOD TOWNE CENTER, REGAL LAKEWOOD STADIUM 15, LONGSTON PLACE, REGAL TALL FIRS, GALAXY UPTOWN … Continue reading

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Producer’s Film Picks for October 2011

Producers’ Committee Film Picks for October 2011 This month our group will explore the dynamics of love and death. DVD WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? (1966) Directed by Mike Nichols @ 131 minutes. The film stars Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor, … Continue reading

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Planet of the Project Nim Ape

I am oddly struck by the observation that two films currently showing in theaters, Rise of Planet of the Apes (2011), a fictional futuristic sci-fi film, and Project Nim (2011), a documentary about a scientific experiment carried out in the … Continue reading

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Producers’ Film Picks For September 2011

Producers’ Film Picks for September 2011 DVD Selections THE DEFIANT ONES (1958) Directed by Stanley Kramer @ 97 minutes. The film stars Sidney Poitier, Tony Curtis, Theodore Bikel, Lon Chaney Jr., Charles McGraw, and Cara Williams. Synopsis: A white man … Continue reading

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Producers’ Committee Film Picks for August 2011

Producers’ Committee Film Picks for August 2011 The theme for this month’s three comedies is simply “that all film club members are important to us, and their film picks will be honored.” DVD EDUCATING RITA (1983) Directed by Lewis Gilbert … Continue reading

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Producer’s Committee Film Picks for June 2011

Producers’ Film Picks for June 2011The theme for this month is “the nature of human nature–as seen through the eyes of filmmaker Werner Herzog.” Theatrical Release CAVE OF FORGOTTEN DREAMS (2010) Directed by Werner Herzog @ 90 minutes. Documentary in which director Werner … Continue reading

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The Conspirator

Fellow Movie Buffs: Robert Redford’s landmark film, THE CONSPIRATOR has run several weeks at downtown theaters. The Grand Cinema bid for it, but initially was denied. Ironically, most of us that saw the film at a cineplex said, “That’s a … Continue reading

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Producers’ Film Picks for May 2011

Producers’ Committee Film Picks for May 2011 The cinematic and literary theme for this month will be strong women, in all their guises. THEATRICAL RELEASE POTICHE (2010)  Directed by Francois Ozon @ 103 minutes. The film stars Catherine Deneuve, Gerard Depardieu, Fabrice Luchini, Jeremie … Continue reading

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