Tag Archives: Playwright

Steel Magnolias (1989) Rated PG

A young beautician moves to a small town, and her salon becomes a place where the women form friendships. Based on a play by Robert Harling. Starring Sally Field, Dolly Parton, and Shirley MacLaine. This film is a brilliant take … Continue reading

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Every Act of Life (2018) Rated NR

The film follows the life of playwright Terrence McNally, his groundbreaking plays and musicals, philanthropy, addiction, recovery, and fight for love. Starring F. Murray Abraham, Lynn Ahrens, and Jon Robin Baitz. This is a brilliant documentary on the life of Terrence … Continue reading

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Joan Leslie (1925-2015)

(1925-2015)    Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942) Rated NR A film of the life of the renowned musical composer, playwright, actor, dancer and singer George M. Cohan.  This Is the Army (1943) Rated NR In WWI dancer Jerry Jones stages an … Continue reading

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4th of July Films 2015

   An American Tail (1986) Rated G While emigrating to the United States, a young Russian mouse gets separated from his family and must relocate them while trying to survive in a new country.   1776 (1972) Rated PG A musical … Continue reading

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July 4th Films 2011

 Apollo 13 (1995) Rated PG Technical troubles scuttle the Apollo 13 lunar mission in 1971, risking the lives of astronaut Jim Lovell and his crew in director Ron Howard’s chronicle of this true-life story, which turns a failed journey into … Continue reading

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Best President Films

Vantage Point (2007) Rated PG-13 Moments after he arrives in Spain for a landmark antiterrorism summit, U.S. President Ashton is shot. The 15 minutes leading up to the shooting are rehashed — Rashomon-style — from the perspective of various onlookers: … Continue reading

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