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Video Pick of the Week
JUDEX. Cinema's first caped crusader is also one heck of a movie experience. It's the tale of a mysterious vigilante, a gorgeous super-villainess, secret lairs, gadgets and letters delivered by poodle. Crazy, crafty and fun as anything, this is one of my favorites. Its talkie remake has just received the Criterion Collection treatment.
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July 2014: Think silent era men were all sheiks and comedians? Think again!
THE HOLLYWOOD HISTORY OF THE WORLD by George MacDonald Fraser. Grumpy, opinionated and thoroughly wonderful, this is a zany romp through Hollywood's historical films. Popular novelist Fraser praises films that get it right and is merciless to those that get it wrong. We don't always see eye to eye (he disliked "Lawrence of Arabia" and I cannot share his admiration for Charlton Heston) but I wouldn't miss a single word.