Jul
29
2014

AT WAR WITH THE ARMY (1950) and my wife http://bit.ly/1rCpD6e


AT WAR WITH THE ARMY (1950) and my wife

My wife wants me to go easy on At War With the Army. I don’t like the film. It’s based on a stage play, and its roots show too well. Almost all action happens exclusively …

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Jul
25
2014

Check back in with our Black Maria Minutes for the Week 7.25.14 http://theblackmaria.org/2014/07/25/black-maria-minutes-for-the-week-7-25-14/


Black Maria Minutes for the Week 7.25.14

Summertime is flying by, so hopefully you’re all getting out there and enjoying all that your area has to offer. Whether it’s a classic film in a theatre, an outdoor screening with the neighborhood, or …

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Jul
18
2014

Check out this week’s round up! Black Maria Minutes for the Week: 7.18.14 http://theblackmaria.org/2014/07/18/black-maria-minutes-for-the-week-7-18-14/


Black Maria Minutes for the Week: 7.18.14

Happy Friday Film Fans! A lot of various and wide ranging news this week -so thankfully we here at The Black Maria are able to disseminate it all for you. Check it: Emmy and Tony Winner …

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Jul
16
2014

Wade Sheeler investigates Acceptance, Forgiveness and Love: The simple charms of BROADWAY DANNY ROSE (1984) http://theblackmaria.org/2014/07/16/acceptance-forgiveness-and-love-the-simple-charms-of-broadway-danny-rose-1984/


Acceptance, Forgiveness and Love: The simple charms of BROADWAY DANNY ROSE (1984)

During the early 1980s, Woody Allen was having a particularly fertile period. In the late ’70s, after hitting it out of the park with Annie Hall, forever cementing himself in the pantheon of romantic comedy …

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Jul
11
2014

It may be our Birthday, but you get the presents! Find out how in our Black Maria Minutes for the Week: 7.11.14 http://theblackmaria.org/2014/07/11/black-maria-minutes-for-the-week-7-11-14/


Black Maria Minutes for the Week: 7.11.14

This has been a stupendous week for the Black Maria! Breaking News was announced that we turn 1 year old this month! Scroll down to the bottom to see how you can win one of five Criterion Collection …

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Jul
9
2014

The Black Maria Birthday Bash! http://theblackmaria.org/2014/07/09/the-black-maria-birthday-bash/


The Black Maria Birthday Bash!

This month, the Black Maria turns one year old, and we are celebrating our birthday with a huge Criterion Collection giveaway! Our editors have selected 5 Criterion recent releases they feel best represents the Black …

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Jul
9
2014

Check Out When John Ford Stumbles: TWO RODE TOGETHER (1961) Wade Sheeler’s Review: http://theblackmaria.org/2014/07/09/when-john-ford-stumbles-two-rode-together-1961/


When John Ford Stumbles: TWO RODE TOGETHER (1961)

John Ford’s Two Rode Together is not a good film. It’s slow and meandering; its politics muddled and confused. It plays like a poor stepchild to his better films.  There are tips of the hat to My Darling Clementine, …

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Jul
7
2014

Three’s a Crowd: Rita, Sue and Bob Too http://theblackmaria.org/2014/07/07/threes-a-crowd-rita-sue-and-bob-too/


Three’s a Crowd: Rita, Sue and Bob Too

Rita, Sue and Bob Too is the kind of film that is worthy of appreciation even if it isn’t particularly enjoyable. It’s the kind of film whose criticisms of a certain era and people are …

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Jul
5
2014

Grab a bowl of cereal while you lounge around in your pj’s all morning. It’s time for Saturday Morning Cartoons!


Saturday Morning Cartoons: Dinner Time (1928)

In the wake of the spectacular success of the 1927 Warner Bros. musical The Jazz Singer, sound—that is to say, synchronized sound—became the hottest thing in Hollywood. It wasn’t the first time a soundtrack was produced and recorded …

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Jul
3
2014

Be Safe & Sane this Independence Day and Check Out Our Black Maria Minutes for the Week: 7.04.14 http://theblackmaria.org/2014/07/03/black-maria-weekly-minutes-for-7-04-14/


Black Maria Minutes for the Week: 7.04.14

Happy Independence Day! A short week with a slight weekly round up, so you can step away from your electronic devices, get outside, and get to BBQ-ing! First up, our Weekly Minutes are beginning to read like …

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