Category Archives: Beauty and the Beast (film)

Five Films that Changed My Life

Film Friday I belong to a film group that every six weeks or so assembles to eat snacks and watch a movie, which we then discuss. We generally watch something out of the mainstream—as our host Jim Bershon (he with the big screen) puts it, “If there’s a line around the block, we don’t want […]

Also posted in Children of Paradise (film), La Strada (film), Night at the Opera (film), Rules of the Game (film), Seven Samurai (film), Spirit of the Beehive (film), To Kill a Mockingbird (film) | Comments closed


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