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Entries from December 2006

Anatomy of a Murder (1959)

December 31st, 2006 · No Comments

Paul Biegler (James Stewart) returns to the town of “Iron City” from a fishing trip. Beaten out of office as public prosecutor, Biegler ekes out a living as a run-of-the-mill attorney, and “in the evenings, I sit around, drink bourbon whiskey and read law with Parnell Emmett McCarthy, one of the world’s great men.” Parnell […]

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Tags: Music

Call Northside 777 (1948)

December 30th, 2006 · No Comments

Under a title card proclaiming “This Is A True Story,” we’re introduced to the city of Chicago, “a city of brick and brawn, concrete and guts, with a short history of violence beating at its gut” according to our narrator. The chroniclers of this history are the newspapermen working for publications like The Chicago Daily […]

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Tags: Golden Age of Hollywood

The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (2005)

December 29th, 2006 · No Comments

In Cibolo County, Texas, hunters discover the body of an illegal named Melquiades Estrada (Juan Cedillo). Authorities – including a brusque sheriff played by Dwight Yoakam – act like they’re doing a favor for ranch foreman Pete Perkins (Tommy Lee Jones) by notifying him, not realizing that besides employing Melquiades, Pete was also the immigrant’s […]

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Tags: Ambiguous ending · Shot In Texas · Western