US based HBO Max have produced a series of ‘Modern Trailers’ for older movies. The idea answers the unasked question ‘What if … was released/made today?’ This one is for Casablanca. These are not comedy send-ups. The only think I don’t understand about this one is the absence of the melody of ‘When Time Goes …

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Singin’ In The Rain is a perfect movie. The stars shine. Gene Kelly, an effortless combination of strength and grace. Debbie Reynolds, equalling the efforts of her more famous, older and skilled co-stars through talent and tenacity. Donald O’Connor, embracing the second male lead providing comedic timing and contrasting well with the skills of the …

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Steve Martin’s movie Leap Of Faith goes in some disconcerting directions. Deeply cynical and manipulative people act accordingly, until they don’t. The question is never really answered as to why they change where and when they do. It is suggested at, but never really answered. The temptation is to say that the changes just don’t …

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