REEL 13 BLOG

Viewer Guide: The Natural and The Guard

April 26, 2019 | Richard Peña

Your weekly peek into what’s coming up next on REEL 13, written by host Richard Peña. REEL 13 CLASSIC | THE NATURAL This week’s classic is The Natural, a 1984 baseball drama directed by Barry Levinson. Looking like he stepped out of a Depression era photograph by Walker Evans, Robert Redford stars ...

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Viewer Guide: The King and I and Darling Companion

April 19, 2019 | Richard Peña

Your weekly peek into what’s coming up next on REEL 13, written by host Richard Peña. REEL 13 CLASSIC | THE KING AND I This week’s classic is The King and I, the 1956 movie adaptation of the blockbuster Rodgers & Hammerstein Broadway musical, directed by Walter Lang. A fictionalized version of ...

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Viewer Guide: As Good as it Gets and Tamara Drewe

April 12, 2019 | Richard Peña

Your weekly peek into what’s coming up next on REEL 13, written by host Richard Peña.  REEL 13 CLASSIC | AS GOOD AS IT GETS This week’s classic is As Good as It Gets, a 1997 comedy-drama directed by James L. Brooks. A partnership seemingly made in movie heaven, James L. Brooks ...

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Best Movies by Farr: Masterful Muni

March 29, 2019 | John Farr

This week's Reel 13 Classic, Angel on My Shoulder, stars the inimitable Paul Muni, an actor whose brilliant chops shone particularly bright in the three films John Farr highlights here. Scarface (1932) WHAT IT'S ABOUT: In Prohibition-era Chicago, a power struggle is underway: mobster Tony Camonte (Paul Muni) is charged with killing the ...

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Viewer Guide: Meet John Doe and Fireflies in the Garden

March 22, 2019 | Richard Peña

REEL 13 CLASSIC | MEET JOHN DOE This week’s classic is the 1941 romantic drama Meet John Doe starring Gary Cooper and Barbara Stanwyck, directed by Frank Capra. In Meet John Doe, Barbara Stanwyck plays Ann Mitchell, a nervy columnist faced with losing her job when her newspaper “The Bulletin” is taken ...

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Viewer Guide: Hollow Triumph and Keep in Touch

March 14, 2019 | Richard Peña

Your weekly peek into what’s coming up next on REEL 13, written by host Richard Peña.  REEL 13 CLASSIC | HOLLOW TRIUMPH This week’s classic is Hollow Triumph, the 1948 film noir directed by Steve Sekely. After his back to back successes in 1942 with Now, Voyager and Casablanca, Austrian-born actor Paul ...

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Viewer Guide: Jane Eyre and Hello, My Name is Doris with Richard Peña

March 8, 2019 | Richard Peña

Your weekly peek into what’s coming up next on REEL 13, written by host Richard Peña.  REEL 13 CLASSIC | JANE EYRE This week’s classic is Jane Eyre, the 1943 adaptation of the beloved novel by Charlotte Bronte directed by Robert Stevenson. Upon the release of his own adaptation of Jane Eyre ...

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Viewer Guide: A Soldier’s Story and Nothing but the Truth

February 25, 2019 | Jacqueline Medina

Your weekly peek into what’s coming up next on REEL 13, written by host Richard Peña. REEL 13 CLASSIC | A SOLDIER’S STORY This week’s is A Soldier’s Story, the 1984 screen adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Charles Fuller, directed by Norman Jewison. It’s hot and humid night, and Sergeant ...

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Viewer Guide: Moscow on the Hudson and Robot & Frank with Richard Peña

January 17, 2019 | Richard Peña

Your weekly peek into what’s coming up next on REEL 13, written by host Richard Peña.   REEL 13 CLASSIC | MOSCOW ON THE HUDSON This week’s classic is Moscow on the Hudson, the 1984 romantic comedy-drama directed by Paul Mazursky. Looking to make the transition from small-screen TV stardom to the movies, ...

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