REEL 13 BLOG

Best Movies by Farr: The Narrow Margin

June 28, 2012 | John Farr

by John Farr John Farr discusses one of the most thrilling crime pictures with a surprise ending. The Narrow Margin (1952) What It's About: Tough-talking LA detective Walter Brown (Charles McGraw) arrives in Chicago to escort a cynical mobster's wife (Marie Windsor) to a California grand jury, where she plans to testify against her ...

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Best Movies by Farr: Notorious

June 25, 2012 | John Farr

by John Farr John Farr discusses one of his favorite Ingrid Bergman films. Notorious (1946) What It's About: At the end of World War 2, American intelligence officers are busy tracking Nazis who've escaped to South America. They approach Alicia Hubermann (Ingrid Bergman), daughter of a condemned Nazi spy, to use her feminine wiles ...

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Nantucket Film Festival

June 24, 2012

This week Reel 13 celebrates the Nantucket Film Festival. All three of our short film contenders are past NFF selections. The 17th annual Nantucket Film Festival will take place June 20-24, 2012. Be sure to watch each of the films and vote for your favorite - voting continues through Wednesday, ...

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Best Movies by Farr: The Awful Truth

June 18, 2012 | John Farr

by John Farr John Farr discusses one of Cary Grant's finest comedies. The Awful Truth (1937) What It's About: (Cary) Grant and (Irene) Dunne play Jerry and Lucy Warriner, an affluent, attractive young couple who temporarily drift apart and initiate divorce proceedings. Both are unwilling to admit the obvious fact that they're still in ...

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Best Movies by Farr: The French Connection

June 10, 2012 | John Farr

by John Farr What is the best chase scene ever? John Farr gives you the answer. The French Connection (1971) What It's About: "Connection" relates the fact-based story of narcotics detective Jimmy "Popeye" Doyle (Gene Hackman) and his partner Buddy Russo (Roy Scheider), who use unorthodox means to track down the source of an ...

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Brooklyn Film Festival

May 20, 2012

This week Reel 13 celebrates the Brooklyn Film Festival. All three of our short film contenders are past BFF selections. The 15th annual Brooklyn Film Festival will take place June 1-10, 2012, and will present over 100 film premieres from around the world. Be sure to watch each of the ...

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Best Movies by Farr: The Big Sleep

May 11, 2012 | John Farr

by John Farr John Farr explains why The Big Sleep could be his favorite of the four Bogart-Bacall films. The Big Sleep (1946) What It's About: Private investigator Philip Marlowe (Humphrey Bogart) gets tangled in a seedy web of murder and vice when he's hired by wealthy scion General Sternwood (Charles Waldron) to investigate ...

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Montclair Film Festival

April 23, 2012

This week Reel 13 celebrates the Montclair Film Festival. All three of our short film contenders are from Montclair FF directors. Be sure to watch each of the films and vote for your favorite - voting continues through Wednesday, April 25th at 5pm. The winner will be broadcast this ...

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Best Movies by Farr: How about Howard Hawks?

April 13, 2012 | John Farr

by John Farr Howard Hawks is certainly known for his comedies, but he's just at the helm of adventure stories with plenty of intrique. Only Angels Have Wings (1939) What It's About: Classic Howard Hawks picture concerns Geoff Carter (Cary Grant), operator of an air freight service in South America's fog-enshrouded Andes Mountains. Confronting ...

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