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Today in Movie History: March 8

It was easy to overlook The Birdcage when it was released twenty years ago today . Based on the French film La Cage aux Folles, it did well at the box office, but felt at the time like more Robin Williams slapstick: soaking up Hollywood’s newfound tolerance for homosexuals and repeating trite observations about tolerance and understanding. In retrospect, however, it looks like a …

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Today in Movie History: June 17

Today starts with Fanny and Alexander, Ingmar Bergman’s swan song about a young brother and sister who have to deal with their monstrous stepfather and in the process blur the distinction between fantasy and reality. It’s as powerful as any of the master’s films and netted Bergman his third and final Oscar for Best Foreign Language film. It opened in the …

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The Graduate: The Criterion Collection Blu-ray Review

Review by: Robert Trate Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft, Katharine Ross Directed by: Mike Nichols Written by: Buck Henry (screenplay), Charles Webb (novel) Original Year of Release: 1967 Run Time: 106 minutes Rated: PG Spine #800 Mike Nichols’ The Graduate (1967) is a film we all discover at some point in our lives. You don’t necessarily have to have seen it in the …