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VIDEO ESSAY: BEAVER'S LODGE: THE BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL (1952)

Reckoned by many to be one of the best films about Hollywood, The Bad and the Beautiful is pungent and occasionally acidic, and at the time of its release a clear sign that things were changing in the movie capital.
  • By Jim Beaver
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  • November 14, 2012 12:12 AM
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  • 1 Comment

VIDEO ESSAY: BEAVER'S LODGE: CAIN'S CUTTHROATS (1971)

A great deal of effort was apparently put into making this the worst movie ever made. They didn't pull it off, but the effort certainly shows.
  • By Jim Beaver
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  • October 10, 2012 8:29 AM
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  • 0 Comments

VIDEO ESSAY: BEAVER'S LODGE: THE RAZOR'S EDGE (1946)

It’s not for everyone, I’m sure, and it may have faults as drama, but I found "The Razor's Edge" a richly rewarding experience.
  • By Jim Beaver
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  • August 1, 2012 11:45 PM
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  • 4 Comments

BEAVER'S LODGE: THE PROFESSIONALS (1966)

There was a time when a certain kind of adventure film was popular. The 1960s were its heyday. Sometimes they were realistic, or even drawn from real life. Sometimes they were fanciful. But almost always they were intelligent and enormously entertaining. I haven't seen a new example of that kind of film in 30 or 40 years.
  • By Jim Beaver
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  • July 25, 2012 12:08 AM
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  • 7 Comments

VIDEO ESSAY: BEAVER'S LODGE: OUR HOSPITALITY (1923)

A guest at a screening of this masterpiece at my home recently literally leaped out of her seat upon seeing the final, transcendentally beautiful stunt executed by Buster Keaton. I've never seen anyone do that except at a horror movie.
  • By Jim Beaver
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  • July 18, 2012 8:55 AM
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  • 10 Comments

VIDEO ESSAY: BEAVER'S LODGE: EMPEROR OF THE NORTH POLE

"Emperor of the North Pole" is a favorite of mine, an exciting film as tough as old leather and as harsh as the era it depicts.
  • By Jim Beaver
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  • July 11, 2012 12:58 AM
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  • 22 Comments

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