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Film Friday | Weekly Roundup

It’s been a busy week here at Pretty Clever Headquarters! Exciting things are happening, Pretty Clever Films joined the LAMB, and life is good. Well, there’s one problems, the perennial problem – so many movies, so little time! Though as far as problems go, that’s a great one to have. Never fear, despite my overfull TIVO, Pretty Clever Film Gal has taken the time to round of the best of the interwebs just for you. Happy reading, happy viewing, and let’s get to it!

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Five Star Final

Five Star Final PosterIt’s tough to pass up a movie made in 1931 starring Edward G. Robinson as a fast talking newsman. Five Star Final, directed by Mervyn LeRoy, does not disappoint, but it does surprise. This pre-code gem takes an unflinching look at the yellow tabloid journalism rampant in its own day and the ways in which the press ran rough shod over the public in the name of news (read, circulation). This is, of course, not an unfamiliar debate even today (hello, Murdoch). Read the rest of this entry

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