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Viewer Guide: “The Thomas Crown Affair” and “Jack Goes Boating”

May 16, 2022 | Richard Peña

REEL 13 DOUBLE FEATURE | THE THOMAS CROWN AFFAIR This week’s double feature begins with The Thomas Crown Affair, the 1968 crime caper directed by Norman Jewison.  Steve McQueen stars in the title role as a suave but bored multi-millionaire with a daredevil streak, whose restlessness leads him to dabble in the ...

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Viewer Guide: “Father of the Bride” and “Lion”

May 9, 2022 | Richard Peña

REEL 13 DOUBLE FEATURE | FATHER OF THE BRIDE This week’s double feature begins with Father of the Bride, the 1950 comedy directed by Vincente Minnelli.  In one of the great comic roles of his late MGM career, Spencer Tracy stars as Stanley Banks, a lawyer living in midcentury suburban tranquility with ...

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Viewer Guide: “Dirty Dancing” and “Emperor”

April 20, 2022 | Richard Peña

REEL 13 DOUBLE FEATURE | DIRTY DANCING This week’s double feature begins with Dirty Dancing, the coming-of-age romantic drama directed by Emile Ardolino.  An enormous sleeper hit of 1987, Dirty Dancing takes a nostalgic trip back to the summer of 1963, before the seismic events of the decade would finally end the ...

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Viewer Guide: “Cabaret” and “Big Eyes”

April 13, 2022 | Richard Peña

REEL 13 DOUBLE FEATURE | CABARET This week’s double feature begins with Cabaret, the 1972 musical drama, directed and choreographed by Bob Fosse.   A groundbreaking classic in the evolution of the movie musical, Cabaret was adapted from the 1966 Broadway show with music and lyrics by John Kander and Fred Ebb, which ...

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Viewer Guide “Woman in Gold” and “Away from Her”

April 8, 2022 | Richard Peña

REEL 13 DOUBLE FEATURE | WOMAN IN GOLD Tonight’s double feature begins with Woman in Gold, the 2015 biographical drama directed by Simon Curtis.   The “woman in gold” referred to in the title is Gustav Klimt’s 1907 portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer, a painting that became known as “Austria’s Mona Lisa.” However, the ...

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Viewer Guide: “Judy” and “The Founder”

March 23, 2022 | Richard Peña

REEL 13 DOUBLE FEATURE | JUDY This week’s double feature begins with Judy, the 2019 biopic of Judy Garland in her late career, directed by Rupert Goold.  With 2022 marking Judy Garland’s centennial year, Garland’s star still shines brightly in Hollywood’s pantheon of “golden age” icons, with a film legacy and life ...

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Viewer Guide: “The Impossible” and “Chronic”

March 15, 2022 | Richard Peña

REEL 13 DOUBLE FEATURE | THE IMPOSSIBLE This week’s double feature starts with the 2012 disaster drama The Impossible, a Spanish co-production directed by Juan Antonio Bayona.    Inspired by actual events, The Impossible offers a riveting account of one family’s harrowing experience during the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, which claimed the lives of nearly 228,000 people ...

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Viewer Guide: “The Outsiders” and “Rosie Plays Julie”

March 8, 2022 | Richard Peña

REEL 13 DOUBLE FEATURE | THE OUTSIDERS This week’s double feature begins with The Outsiders, a 1983 drama directed by Francis Ford Coppola.  Based on author S.E. Hinton’s groundbreaking young adult novel of the same name, The Outsiders is one of the seminal “brat pack” movies of the 1980s, featuring a cast ...

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