Fiddler’s Journey to the Big Screen: A Must Watch

Fiddler’s Journey to the Big Screen is a documentary that comes one year after Fiddler on the Roof marked its 50th anniversary. Jeff Goldblum narrates the movie but his contribution is minimal compared to how many cast and crew provide commentary. Filmmaker Daniel Raim conducts original interviews while other clips–such as Oswald Morris–come from archival sources. This is a documentary that is very different from Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles because this one is completely…

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In the Heat of the Night Arrives on 4K Ultra HD

In the Heat of the Night, the Oscar-winning Best Picture of 1967, arrives on 4K Ultra HD by way of Kino Lorber Studio Classics. The film stars Sidney Poitier and Rod Steiger as very different officers of the law and it is one of the best movies ever made. Audio options for the 4K UHD disc include both 5.1 Surround & the original 2.0 Mono. “They call me Mister Tibbs!” – Officer Virgil Tibbs (Sidney…

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The Best Rom-Coms Ever: Watch Movies Before 1970

One cannot write a list of the best rom-coms of all time if the list of movies does not include any films released prior to 1970. The amount of times I hear that someone refuses to watch movies from before a certain year is just mindboggling. Like why? How can anyone write about film without at least making an effort?!? If you’re especially writing about film history, you MUST make an effort to study film…

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In the Heat of the Night: The Best Picture of 1967

In the Heat of the Night, starring Sidney Poitier and Rod Steiger as very different officers of the law, is one of the best movies ever made. “They call me Mister Tibbs!” – Officer Virgil Tibbs (Sidney Poitier) tells Bill Gillespie (Rod Steiger) when asked what he’s called in Philadelphia. Officer Tibbs is waiting at a train depot to make his journey back to Philadelphia when he’s suddenly accused of killing industrialist Phillip Colbert. Tibbs…

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Fiddler on the Roof: A Tradition Unlike Any Other

Fiddler on the Roof remains a cinematic masterpiece nearly 50 years following the theatrical release of the musical adaptation. It’s been some time since I last watched the film but there’s something about watching this movie late in December.  Tonally speaking, the first and second acts of the film could not be more strikingly different in how they feel.  No, the production design remains the same but the humor of the first half is gone. …

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