the curmudgeonly movie lover’s unpleasant Advent calendar: December 11

Wreck the halls (then click or tap)…

Stream Miracle on 34th Street:
• Amazon US [rent or buy]
• Apple TV US [rent or buy]
• HBO Max US [stream]
• Amazon UK [rent or buy]
• Apple TV UK [rent or buy]

Read my review of Miracle on 34th Street.

the curmudgeonly movie lover’s unpleasant Advent calendar

December 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24

(This is a rerun of a project I did in 2007. That’s long enough ago that it’s worth bringing back!)
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Sat, Dec 11, 2021 5:57pm

that’s one of my favorite scenes in the movie, where the political manager tells the judge to go on out there and declare there’s no santa claus. But he warns him, “if you do, you can count on just two votes: yours, and the district attorney’s out there.” and the judge shakes his head sadly, “the district attorney is republican.” it’s one of those things that keeps the movie from being too over the top fantastical or sacchrine sweet. there are a few other scenes like that that kepp the movie sort of grounded and so even more charming.