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Archive for March 10th, 2014

by Sam Juliano

     There are some small but telling indications that the ferocious winter that most of us have somehow endured over the past months is drawing to an end.  But I must say that without an ounce of confidence, as March can still bring some unwelcome surprises.  The snow on the ground in the NYC area is melting away and the clock has now been pushed forward, extending our daylight, and we are being promised some days in the 50’s.  The romantic polling has officially commenced, with ballots being sent out to the email network from Dean Treadway, Allan Fish, Tony d’Ambra and Yours Truly this past week.  They will be accepted up until April 16th, at which point Voting Tabulator Extraordinaire Angelo A. D’Arminio Jr. will step in to compile the results.  Shortly thereafter, assignments will be decided voluntarily.

For Sammy and I it has been all Hitchcock this past week, with a real sense of purpose in absorbing the Film Forum’s fabulous five-week festival on one of the cinema’s greatest masters.  We saw nine (9) films, though we still didn’t see every film that was offered during the week: (more…)

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