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When Lewis Grassic Gibbon wrote the novel Sunset Song in the early 1930s, he faced the challenge of using only words to create powerful images of early 20th century Scotland in the minds of his readers.  More than 80 years … Continue reading

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François Truffaut was a enthusiastic student of film, and he created a fascinating record of this enthusiasm in his films, in his movie reviews in the magazine Cahiers du cinéma, and in books like The Films in My Life (1975). … Continue reading

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Rome has been the setting for many films, from historical epics like Julius Caesar to romantic dramas like Three Coins in the Fountain. Area moviegoers recently had the chance to see two vastly different movies that were filmed on location … Continue reading

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I sometimes feel amazed that an area can support three large historic movie theaters like the Detroit Film Theatre, Michigan Theater, and Redford Theatre. In most cities, any one of these theaters would be the center of attraction for fans … Continue reading

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I had been looking forward to seeing The Makioka Sisters at the Detroit Film Theatre on November 21, 2015, so I tried not to be bothered by the first (and very heavy) snowstorm of the winter. Average Rating: 4.5 out … Continue reading

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In the first ten years of an extraordinary career that has lasted more than four decades, director Steven Spielberg often tapped into the audience’s fear of the unknown. Average Rating: 4.8 out of 5 based on 151 user reviews. [ … Continue reading

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Closeups are an important part of filmmaking, but sometimes a well-placed long shot can be just as revealing, like in Metropolis, which I saw at the Redford Theatre on October 3, 2015, and in The Third Man, which I watched … Continue reading

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It has become common for many people to watch several episodes of a television show back to back, thanks to video services like Netflix and television stations like the Decades TV Network. Average Rating: 4.6 out of 5 based on … Continue reading

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A pair of movies at the Detroit Film Theatre on July 25, 2015 showed how human beings can respond to being pushed to the limit, both by circumstance and by their own choice. Average Rating: 5 out of 5 based … Continue reading

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When the cold of winter descends upon us again, I might think back to the pleasant summer feeling of the evening of Friday, July 17, 2015. The centerpiece of the evening was a visit to the Detroit Film Theatre, where … Continue reading

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