100 Films Made By Women – Part One

And so it begins. One hundred films directed by women. We’ve come a long way to get here, so listen up film industry, with the help of some truly movie-loving friends, this is how to shine the light on the female filmmaking talent out there. Not difficult at all. You are simply not looking hard […]

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Masterpiece Memo: Singin’ in the Rain

In a sporadic series of classic cinema reviews from the hearts, minds, and souls of our readers, contributors, ultimately movie lovers, Al Robinson starts the ball rolling…     Singin’ in the Rain tells the story of Don Lockwood, a silent film actor, who is at the height of his fame, just as silent pictures […]

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Reading, Writing, Arithmetic #15 *Baby News*

I’m going to be cheeky here and link back, firstly, to my own life. Though I don’t want to make this all about me. Right? Some of you may or may not be already aware, but the wife and I found out very recently that our little girl (who I currently tag Regan due to […]

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Interview: Sasha Stone Of Awards Daily (2 of 2)

Following from the first half of the Sasha Stone interview (find it here), this is the second part of my question and answer session with Award Daily’s chief editor. Hurry and read it before the film rights are sold, and it becomes a Ron Howard political musical drama called “Write/Stone” in where the leads are […]

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Interview: Sasha Stone Of Awards Daily (1 of 2)

I have never met Sasha Stone of Awardsdaily.com in person, but I have been reading her work for fifteen years. That’s a long time to be reading one person’s input on a website. Prolific might be the word to describe her, though Sasha’s choice of words may be very different indeed. Some of you know her […]

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Childhood Heroes: London Film & Comic Con

London Film and Comic Con, undoubtedly the most exciting film convention so far, is over! It was a roaring weekend of iconic actors, Film and TV memorabilia stalls, an aisle of comic book authors and illustrators, and a cascade of people in cosplay, dressed as all kinds of film, TV, comic book and video game […]

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A Birthday Card For Robin Williams

I generally struggle to write messages in birthday cards, in fact it is not often at all I even go out to buy a birthday card. So how am I supposed to scribble down best wishes to someone who would entertain everyone else in the room at his own birthday party? Born 21st July 21 […]

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Bigger, Better, More Productive

Moving forward is the way to go. Obvious statement, right? Not really. It is an obvious notion, sure, in the grand scheme of things. But we forget to move forward sometimes, don’t we. We get stuck, static, stagnant. Sometimes we reverse a little bit. Our ceasing to move forward might be deliberate, might not. Sometimes […]

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Reading, Writing, Arithmetic #15

For very different reasons I love television, Richard Linklater, screenwriting, and Melanie Laurent (Let’s play ‘Watch, Worship, Work On, or Wed’) – and they all feature in my usual (and hopefully worthwhile) mixed bag of recommended reading, listening, watching etc. Before you get lost in all of that though I have to nostalgically plug just […]

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2015 Film Performance Kudos – Part Three

As we dive head-first into Part Three let me tip my hat to all those that contributed once again. It was a real pleasure harassing you and playing film studies headmaster, especially so when we all get to now revel in the terrifically versatile writing on a subject we love. Personally, I could do this all day – […]

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2015 Film Performance Kudos – Part Two

Movies have the embracing power to take us away from it all, no matter how we truly feel about the state of our lives. We can be balloons floating off and beyond towards the clouds, or engulfing flames amidst a dusty-filled landscape – sometimes it just takes the majestic sounds of a simple, brilliant pop […]

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2015 Film Performance Kudos – Part One

Having shared some of our favorite movies of 2015 so far in last week’s trio of posts, I thought I would delve a little deeper by shining some light on those in front of the camera. I’m hardly looking for Oscar contenders here, I would much rather advocate some of the best, stand-out performances or […]

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Film Honors: 2014

My own personal choices for the year. They reflect not just necessarily what I think is the best or essential cinema, but perhaps resonate with me or inspire, both at the time, and still today.  Subject to alter choices if new viewings are worthy enough. Other published Film Honors posts can be found at the menu […]

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Reading, Writing, Arithmetic #14

A great weekend for America in general you might say, what with July 4th celebrations, and then the World Cup victory last night. The women’s contest was thrilling and thoroughly entertaining. In fact, a remarkable tournament in all. The final, though, opened in style. Sadly for you if you tuned in twenty minutes or so […]

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2015 First Half Movie Essentials – Part Three

These 21 choices (see Part One and Part Two) of Essential Movies from the first half of 2015, which should now be imprinted on your To-See list remember, were selected by myself and similarly-nutty-about-movies folk from around the entertainment arena I frequent as often as I can. There was no set order (though I did […]

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2015 First Half Movie Essentials – Part Two

Are you ready for your next 7 essential movies of 2015 so far? Of course you are, with wild tales of youth, vampires, drugs, seduction, secret agents, and princesses, you can’t go far wrong. Well played to those who contributed once again, it is both refreshing and rewarding to see movie love shine through in […]

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2015 First Half Movie Essentials – Part One

Hello July. Wait, July?! Already? Yep. The movie year of 2015 is half way gone, or half way to go, depending on the kind of person you are. Regardless, raise a glass to the the 21 movies (U.S. 2015 releases) selected carefully and passionately by myself and movie-loving friends – in three parts (two and […]

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Greece: Happy-Go-Unlucky

Without intending to start a revolution, or mislead, I may from time to time step out of the realm of film or screenwriting or television. I may then delve into something that stirs passion with me personally. I may see something so valuable and enlightening, I want to simply share it with as many people […]

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