How Overlooked Is Leonardo DiCaprio?

For years we held aloft Peter O’Toole and Richard Burton as examples of how the Academy can somehow elude greatness. Not only are both men two of the most classic, greatest actors in the history of cinema, they were both neck-and-neck for years as having 7 nominations apiece without a single competitive win between them […]

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Giving Thanks For Film Food

As you Americans and company dive head-first into your Thanksgiving dinners and celebrations, spare a few moments from setting the table, stuffing the turkey, and whatever else, take a little time to relax for a moment to browse this quick cinematic last-minute check-list. ***** I’m sure the food will be in abundance for many, but […]

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7 Greek Films In Honor Of 7 Great Days

Not a day has gone by since we (the wife and daughter and I) landed back in England after our week in Greece that I wanted to turn back the clock, plonk myself back in that time, so cherished I can not wait to return. The Greeks are fun and social, they keep on going […]

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No Writing For Vacationing Man

I’ve never been to the moon and back. I’ve never been to the moon, period. Outer space has thus far eluded me. Being a human being living on this planet we called Earth, I still know a bit about gravity of course. As I fly across European airspace from Athens, Greece to Manchester, England, I […]

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10 Filmic Train Alternatives To Today’s Actual Events

What a difference a day makes someone sang. True story. Yesterday I was at work waiting desperately for the clock to spin faster so I could be reunited with my baby-boy-carrying wife and tickly-cough-riddled little daughter. I take pride in supporting the lovely family, but the eagerness to rush home was also due to the […]

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Coming Soon: Another 100 Films Made By Women

How many of you know Patty Jenkins and Kimberly Peirce? They directed well-known actresses to Oscar wins. Why don’t you know that Alice Rohrwacher and Valérie Donzelli are two of the biggest names to come out of the Cannes Film Festival in the last two years? How can you not possibly know Susanne Bier, Ana […]

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Reading, Writing, Arithmetic #23

Super Oscar nerds. Female Director Spotlight shiners. Awards bodies embracing Ex Machina. Yet another entertaining TV podcast. How can I not be excited about my current batch of recommended reading / viewing / listening. As always click-click away, I don’t post these for the good of my health – though they have improved it vastly. […]

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The Good Old Fashioned Black And White Horror Film

Write out of L.A. contributing writer Desirae Embree delves into her classic old horror memories. I grew up in a family of film lovers. When my brother and I were kids and my parents were still married, often the time we’d spend together as a family was after dinner, watching a movie in the living […]

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