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27Feb10:52 pmEST

Saturday Night at Market Chess Cinemas

Tomorrow night will mark the 88th Academy Awards ceremony, an annual tradition which has, frankly, lost a bit of the mystique it once had. One main reason for the loss of mystique is the general migration of top of the line talent from the big screen to television/streaming series over the last decade or so. But beyond that, Hollywood in...

21Feb12:01 pmEST

Sunday Matinée at Market Chess Cinemas

Available on Netflix,  The Heavy Water War (original title Kampen om tungtvannet and alternative title The Saboteurs (UK)) is a six-episode TV miniseries produced by the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation. Thus far, I like what I see. And I believe it is well worth the viewing for the interesting tidbit of historical tensions between Norway...

14Feb11:56 amEST

Sunday Matinée at Market Chess Cinemas

Regardless of your political affiliations, one thing is certain: As we move throughout this year politics will become increasingly prominent on the national stage headed into the November 2016 general election.  With this in mind, an excellent documentary/biography to watch is  Boogie Man: The Lee Atwater Story (2008).  Viewers from all...

06Feb9:21 pmEST

Saturday Night at Market Chess Cinemas

Serpico (1973) is one of those iconic films from the 1970s, starring Al Pacino as a gutsy New York cop who serves as a whistleblower to corruption on the force at the expense of any semblance of minor peace and harmony. This film is based on a true story.  Legendary director Sidney Lumet captures the bad bravery which the real-life Frank...

31Jan11:53 amEST

Sunday Matinée at Market Chess Cinemas

One-Eyed Jacks (1961) is probably not at the very top of list of films starring Marlon Brando which immediately comes to mind for many people. But it is certainly worth a viewing, as Brando wound up directing the picture after Stanley Kubrick was fired. In fact, this is Brando's only film which he directed. The film is largely centered around...

24Jan11:39 amEST

Sunday Matinée at Market Chess Cinemas

On this NFL Championship Sunday in the dead of winter, return to a film which I recommended several years back,  Everybody’s All American  (1988). But it is certainly worth suggesting again, especially since I suspect many have not watched it.  I consider this one a classic, and it is easily my favorite football movie of all-time, accurately...

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