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What We Mean When We Say “Cinematic Experience”

Lawrence of Arabia (1962)Dir: David LeanStars: Peter O’Toole, Alec Guiness, Omar Shariff, Jack Hawkins, Anthony Quinn, Claude Raines, Anthony Quayle and Arthur Kennedy We say “experience” a lot these days in the marketing of films.  You often hear phrases like “epic” and … Continue reading

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“If we are not victorious… let no one return alive!”

Patton (1970)*** Burke Favorite ***Dir: Franklin J. Schaffner:Stars: George C. Scott, Karl Malden, James Edwards and Bill Hickman Maybe it’s because I’ve got bigger-than-life historical figures on the brain, but for me personally, this was just the right time to … Continue reading

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Snowball, Rooster and Gidget – to the Rescue!

The Secret Life of Pets 2 Dirs: Chris Renaud, Jonathan del ValStars: Patton Oswalt, Kevin Hart, Tiffany Haddish, Jenny Slate, Eric Stonestreet, Lake Bell and Harrison Ford The Secret Life of Pets 2 is an honest to goodness laugher, worthy … Continue reading

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You Want It? Earn It!

Red River (1948)Dir: Howard HawksStars: John Wayne, Montgomery Clift, Walter Brennan, Harry Carey AND Harry Carey, Jr. and John Ireland This post is a personal one, as it was a favorite of one of my dear friends who passed this … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks for the Underdog

Rocky (1976) *** Burke Favorite *** Dir: John G. Avildsen Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers and Burgess Meredith This American film classic is the perfect punctuation to your Thanksgiving holiday, and we here at ronhamprod.com are … Continue reading

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An Unnerving Demonstration of the Pavlov Experiment

Hereditary (2018) Dir: Ari Aster Stars: Toni Collette, Gabriel Bryne, Alex Wolff, Milly Shapiro and Ann Dowd As horror movies go, Hereditary is a legitimate entry in the genre.  Anyone who knows this blog understands that horror is not my … Continue reading

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His Maximum Effort Persists

Deadpool 2 (2018) Dir: David Leitch Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Julian Dennison, Zazie Beetz, Morena Baccarin and Karan Soni So, I haven’t gotten a blog in yet on Inception.  I did get one out for Darkest Hour.  And, I … Continue reading

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So, um… Smoking Is Bad for Us?

SKIP – The Killing of a Sacred Deer Dir: Lorgos Lanthimos Stars: Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Bill Camp, Alicia Silverstone and Barry Keoghan, who played the kid who dies on the boat in Dunkirk In reference to the title of … Continue reading

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Why I Love Film – The Narrow Margin on TCM

The Narrow Margin Dir: Richard Fleischer Stars: Charles McGraw, Marie Windsor, Jacqueline White, David Clarke, Don Beddoe and Paul Maxey With the summer movie season already upon us thanks to the record breaking Avengers: Infinity War‘s release in late April, … Continue reading

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“You are so sly… but, so am I.”

Manhunter (1986) Dir: Michael Mann Stars: William Petersen, Kim Greist, Tom Noonan, Brian Cox, Dennis Farina and Joan Allen I’ll probably never forget the first time I saw Manhunter.  I was in high school, and it was a really weird … Continue reading

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