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From the DVR: The Memory of Justice (1973)

After directing such divertissements as Banana Peel (1964), Marcel Ophuls—the son of famed filmmaker Max (La Ronde, Lola Montès)—embarked on an ambitious documentary about the collaboration during WW2 between France’s Vichy government and Nazi Germany: The Sorrow and the Pity (1969).  Sorrow has turned up on The Greatest Cable Channel Known to Mankind™ within the… Continue reading From the DVR: The Memory of Justice (1973)

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“This is the only place I’m happy.”

Fourteen is a painful age for any kid...but for young Duncan (Liam James), it’s a real tribulation: he’s shy and unsure of himself, and his divorced mother Pam (Toni Collette) has dragooned him into spending the summer in a coastal Massachusetts beach house with her overbearing boyfriend Trent (Steve Carell) and his conceited daughter Steph… Continue reading “This is the only place I’m happy.”

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“You poor creatures…I wish I could help you…but you’re by yourselves now…”

Back in July of last year, when The House of Yesteryear was enmeshed in that (mercifully) brief thrall of madness I jokingly called The DISH Austerity Program, there was really one outlet on our system for uncut, commercial-free movies…and that was HDNet Movies, a channel that spun-off from HDNet (now signing all correspondence as AXS TV)… Continue reading “You poor creatures…I wish I could help you…but you’re by yourselves now…”

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From the DVR: Honeysuckle Rose (1980)

My most vivid memory of when Urban Cowboy played in theaters in the summer of 1980…is not seeing Urban Cowboy when it played in theaters in the summer of 1980.  (This is going to require a long-winded explanation, now that I think about it.)  It was the transition period between my junior and senior year at my alma mater, Ravenswood Penitentiary High School, and that… Continue reading From the DVR: Honeysuckle Rose (1980)

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I knew there was a reason why I haven’t stepped inside a multiplex for three years now…

Faithful TDOY readers are aware of this but for those of you just joining us…I am woefully behind in catching up with recently-released movies.  Granted, it’s not something that keeps me awake at night because I’ve rationalized that there are too many older and classic films still on my “Must-See” list but occasionally it does cause me… Continue reading I knew there was a reason why I haven’t stepped inside a multiplex for three years now…

Classic Movies

Hold on tight—you know she’s a little bit dangerous

I’m only speculating here, but I have a feeling that the reason for TCM’s showing of Mildred Pierce (1945) on The Essentials Saturday night was to cash-in on the 2011 remake that’s currently in progress on HBO (which I have not seen, but because the good people at Hobo are nice enough to send Ed Copeland free screeners he has the skinny… Continue reading Hold on tight—you know she’s a little bit dangerous

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I’m going to sit right down and write myself a letterbox

Those of you who read this blog on a regular basis (as opposed to those who just look at the pictures) are no doubt aware that last July some fast-talking CSR at CharredHer Cable convinced me I could save a little bit of money on my monthly cable bill by adding Showtime /The Movie Channel, etc. to… Continue reading I’m going to sit right down and write myself a letterbox