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They Will Win Emmys Tonight

The Emmys are less than an hour away, with Jimmy Kimmel hosting. Let’s predict the winners.

Diane Keaton and Woody Allen in "Manhattan". Photo: United Artists
Diane Keaton and Woody Allen in “Manhattan”. Photo: United Artists

Review: Rhapsody in Black and White

Manhattan: Woody Allen finds a marvelous balance between comedy and sadness.

Gene Wilder.
Gene Wilder.

Gene Wilder Created Comedy Gold

Rest in peace, Gene, you always knew how to balance sweetness with a hint of crazy.

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John McLaughlin on “The McLaughlin Group”. Photo: PBS

The End of The McLaughlin Group

It was hard to resist The McLaughlin Group – but that was in the 1980s.

Alec Guinness, Danny Green, Peter Sellers, Cecil Parker
Alec Guinness, Danny Green, Peter Sellers, Cecil Parker and Herbert Lom in “The Ladykillers”. Photo: Ealing

Review: Criminally Fun

The Ladykillers: Rich with laughter, helped by a brilliant cast.

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Lilian Gish in “Intolerance”. Photo: Triangle

Review: D.W. Griffith’s Epic Revenge

Intolerance: As a whole, the film is very uneven. 

James Garner and Joyce Greenfell in "The Americanization of Emily". Photo: MGM
James Garner and Joyce Greenfell in “The Americanization of Emily”. Photo: MGM

Arthur Hiller 1923-2016

His best movie was The Americanization of Emily (1964), an outstanding dark comedy.

Meryl Streep in "Florence Foster Jenkins". Photo: Paramount
Meryl Streep in “Florence Foster Jenkins”. Photo: Paramount

Quick Take: A Clueless Wonder

Florence Foster Jenkins: The filmmakers genuinely care about the main character, an easy target for ridicule.