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Loss of A Great

Yesterday we lost an acting great, when Philip Seymour Hoffman died suddenly and far too young, at the age of 46.  He was a versatile and prolific performer, who could convey equal amounts humor and sadness, vulnerability and sleaze.  He …

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The Game Is On

In recent years, there has been a sudden resurgence of Sherlock Holmes in pop-culture.  Arthur Conan Doyle‘s hyper-perceptive creation has been re-imagined in Guy Ritchie‘s two films (2009 and 2011) and on CBS’s Elementary, which is in …

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10 From 2013

Much as I’d love to exclusively watch movies for mula, that day is not today, and so I have yet to see every 2013 film on my wish list.  However, I’ve managed to compile 10 flicks that particularly stood out …

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Take Your Seats for Downton Abbey Season 4

If you are counting down the days and hours until we discover what will happen next to the folks on Downton Abbey, I’m sure you realize that your wait is almost over. This Sunday evening will begin the fourth …

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The Wicked Girls

How far would you go to keep a secret?  Amber Gordon and Kirsty Lindsay know.  Twenty-five years ago, they lost everything when, as eleven year-olds, they were convicted of murdering a young child.  Sent to separate British correctional facilities, given …

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Five For the New Year

Another year gone, another excuse for themed movie viewing.  Here are five films to watch while you’re waiting for the ball to drop.

When Harry Met Sally (1989):  Boasts arguably the best New Year’s Eve scene ever, with Billy Crystal pouring …

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New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2013

 “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”  I always remember dear Eleanor Roosevelt’s quote, but when I am faced with an end-of-the-year-best-books-you-should-have-read list, I am doomed.  However, the New York  Times Notable Books of 2013 has a …

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10 for the Aisle

You may have noticed that Cinephile Femme has recently been absent from her ramblings.  She went and did the unthinkable — became a “Sadie, Sadie, married lady”.  Don’t fret, my two loyal readers — you can expect the same sentiment-free …

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A fine historical thriller

In The Gods of Gotham, Lyndsay Faye delivers a harrowing view of old New York that we’ve likely never seen before.  Forget Edith Wharton’s genteel and moneyed world of the nineteenth century upper crust.  The Gods of Gotham’s 1854 …

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