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A seven-year hiatus from directing features seems to be just what Rodrigo Grande (“A Matter of Principles”) needed, since “At the End of the Tunnel” is by far the helmer’s most accomplished of his three films. The kind of movie that makes Saturday nights at the multiplex enjoyable, “Tunnel” is a tense, sharply made thriller about a paraplegic who discovers his attractive woman boarder is in cahoots with a team of hoods digging under his house and into the neighboring bank vault. With influences ranging from “Rififi” to “The Great Escape,” the film lays no claim to inventing the genre, yet Grande’s script is fun, his characters intriguing, and his buildup expertly paced. Receipts in Argentina were a respectable $1.2 million following an April opening, and a general European release could add nicely to the pic’s coffers – though late-summer Spanish returns failed to reach $800,000.
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- Jay Weissberg
Vin Scully, the voice of the Dodgers, is calling it a career this weekend after 67 years in the booth. If you will indulge me, I’d like to tell you about one of my favorite moments from Scully behind the microphone, and about one night at Dodger Stadium that will make me miss him even more.
But first, a little background. I was never a big baseball guy growing up, even though I played a couple of seasons on a local Little League team. (Our squad was called the Firemen.) During those days, when I wasn’t playing the game, either in Little League or somewhere on my grandma’s farm with my cousins, the presence of a baseball broadcast usually meant that something I’d rather have been watching on TV was unavailable to see because someone else wanted to watch the damn game. (I tried to sit down, »
- Dennis Cozzalio
The pedigree of John Huston's "The Maltese Falcon" doesn't need to be explained. It's one of the greatest film noir pictures ever made, one of Humphrey Bogart's best movies too, and there are really not enough superlatives to laud the Oscar-nominated movie. If you've seen the movie, chances are it's been on home video, or if you're lucky, you managed to capture a repertory screening at some point. But there's good news today as the movie is celebrating it's 75th anniversary this year, and a big screen return is in the works. Read More: 16 Literary Detectives Who Sleuthed Onto The Big Screen Fathom Events and Turner Classic Movies are bringing "The Maltese Falcon" to over 650 screens on February 21st and 24th. On those dates you'll be transported to San Francisco to chase the stuff that dreams are made of, and watch Bogart effortlessly square off against Peter Lorre and Sydney Greenstreet. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
3 items from 2016
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