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#23: Anne of Green Gables (1985)

#23: Anne of Green Gables (1985)

January 30, 2019

It seems everything gets a gritty remake these days, but did LM Montgomery’s classic book series ANNE OF GREEN GABLES really need the Batman Begins treatment? Disapproving of the recent remakes, this week Dave and Ashley review the original, Kevin Sullivan’s 1985 adaptation of Anne of Green Gables (yes we realize there is a 1934 film as well). Ashley tries and (perhaps) fails to be somewhat objective about her pick and one of her childhood favorites. And Dave waxes poetic about the joys of watching Anne (Megan Follows) find her chosen family and make a place for herself in the world.

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#22: Fanny and Alexander (1982)

#22: Fanny and Alexander (1982)

January 15, 2019

It’s a Bergman bonanza as Dave and Ashley review FANNY AND ALEXANDER (1982). This portrait of a large family seen through the eyes of young Alexander is both joyful and devastating. Ashley is drawn in by the powerful and grounded female characters, and the wonderful, terrible portrayals of characters coping (or not) with their own mortality. Dave finds some connection to his past, and is inspired by the contrast of Alexander’s Christmas spent with a large, warm family versus time spent in the austere home of his sadistic stepfather, the Bishop. All this plus Dave’s review of Criterion’s monumental new 39-film box set, INGMAR BERGMAN’S CINEMA.

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