Category Archives: Film Analysis

Choreography in ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ (1952)

Given that this film is a musical and a Gene Kelly musical, at that, and its profusion of classic song-and-dance sequences (but, you know the one I’m thinking about), there’s a bit less information online about the creative inspiration or … Continue reading

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Lawyers Talk About ‘My Cousin Vinny’ (1992)

As part of what I hope to make a series of videos on the depiction of lawyers and the law in movies, I had a recent discussion with a Maryland criminal defense attorney about one of his favorite legal movies, … Continue reading

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My Mixed Feelings About ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’

The first time I saw this movie, as far as I can recall (since it’s been a long, long time), my feelings about it were generally positive. For one thing, the movie is about an ordinary fellow who basically saves … Continue reading

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A Video Review and Analysis of ‘In a Lonely Place’ (1950)

This week, Séan Weathers and I weigh in on the 1950 film noir, In a Lonely Place. I only wish I’d read my own review before doing this video! 🙂 But I make a fine laugh track. And I hope … Continue reading

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