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Pete Postlethwaite and my DVD of the Week

The great character actor Pete Postlethwaite died last week, and this week’s DVD pick honors his finest film work. In the Name of the Father (1993)  is based on the true story of Gerry Conlon (Daniel Day-Lewis) of the Guildford … Continue reading

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Toy Story 3 and Best Prison Movies

One of the main threads of Toy Story 3 is how the toys escape (while sending up virtually every convention of the prison movie genre).  On NPR’s Fresh Air, Toy Story 3‘s editor Lee Unkrich and  screenwriter Michael Arndt recently … Continue reading

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10 Best Prison Movies

So how does A Prophet stack up against other films in that time honored genre – the Prison Movie? Can a French film rank high among the Alcatraz, Sing Sing and Folsom fare? My top ten includes familiar themes – … Continue reading

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