Monthly Archives: April 2014

Decade: 80’s; Week: May 2-8/14

And we’re back to one of my favourite decades. Which movie from the Max Headroom/New Coke/Billie Jean era deserves top honours this week? 1.  Full Metal Jacket (1987, #84) 2.  Raging Bull (1980, #109) 3.  The Elephant Man (1980, #128)

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Dreaming of an Etch-a-Sketch brain

This week’s Movie of the Week–in honour of my sister’s birthday–is Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. It was a grey autumn morning in rural New Brunsick and I was heading to a nursing home with two teenagers. This was … Continue reading

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Theme: My sister the birthday girl; Week: April 25-May 1

Seeing as the next week of MOTW ends on my sister Jennifer’s birthday (May 1), I am posting her top 3 favourite movies from the IMDb 250 list. Which of her favs do you think deserves the distinction this week? 1. Eternal Sunshine … Continue reading

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Was slavery that bad?

This week’s movie of the week is… 12 Years a Slave! I just watched 12 Years a Slave tonight with Joy and it was just as powerful as I expected it to be. I have heard movies like 12YAS referred to as … Continue reading

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Decade: The 2010’s; Week: April 18-24/14

Even though we’re barely into 4½ years of this current decade, there is no shortage of movies on the top 250 from this time period. Which one deserves the honour this week? 12 Years a Slave (2013, #135) How to Train Your … Continue reading

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Take a picture! It’d last longer!

Movie of the week: Rear Window (April 11-17/14) I wasn’t prepared to see what I was about to see. It was a spring day just like this one when I visited the Blacks Harbour Health Centre in 1994. I tried … Continue reading

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Decade: 50’s; Week: April 11-17/14

This week is not only 50’s, we’re focusing on one of the greatest, most influential directors of all time: Alfred Hitchcock! Rear Window (1954, #31) North by Northwest (1959, #61) Vertigo (1958, #66)

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