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An Invader discovers cinema’s present encroaching on its past (and vice versa) at the 2013 TCM Classic Film Festival.

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Fans of classic cinema will have a good excuse to stay inside during the dog days of August as Turner Classic Movies launches the newest edition of “Summer Under the Stars,” a month-long salute to 31 legendary actors and actresses.  Every day, TCM will honor one performer with a 24-hour

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Part One of my TCM Classic Film Festival can be read here, and Part Two here. The last and final day of the TCM Classic Film Festival did not disappoint.  Review time! THE GRAPES OF WRATH (1940) – Leonard Maltin again came out to introduce The Grapes of Wrath, the

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Read part one of my TCM Festival experience here! Saturday was my busiest day at the festival, but also my favorite.  All four movies I viewed were ones I had never seen before, and they were all great! On to the mini-reviews: THE LONGEST DAY (1962) –  I almost skipped

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Wings is notable as the very first film to win the Academy Award for Best Picture, or as the category was then titled: “most outstanding production.” Also recognized for Engineering Effects, the aerial fights and battleground scenes were unparalleled at the time. Some think of Wings as the film that launched Gary Cooper’s career, albeit his appearance was very brief.

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