Talking Movies: Joy

For a while I’ve been somehow avoiding writing the formulaic film reviews in regard to publishing on the site (though entries from others always welcome), and have been far more fascinated in recording good old movie discussions with others. This notion has not come to fruition at Write out of L.A. – until now. Fellow […]

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Guest Review: The Big Short

It’s over to Henny McClymont once again with some words on The Big Short. As the first week of Star Wars was hammering the last nail into the coffin of thoughtful movies, we decided to rescue cinema and take in director Adam McKay’s The Big Short. I have to admit, I didn’t know what to […]

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Star Wars: The Hope Awakens

I recently asked the question, a rather popular question I might add, to friends, family, film peers, as to whether or not taking my 3 year-old daughter to see Star Wars: The Force Awakens was the right thing to do. The appropriate thing. I know it is a good idea, but was I a responsible […]

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Reading, Writing, Arithmetic #25

Running close to Christmas now, too close for comfort, so I have not gift-wrapped these recent movie-related links. That said, they are all worthy of your time (I tend not to recommend tripe), including a couple of pieces on Star Wars of course, as well as a look listen back to some of the best […]

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Sorry Hawaii, Thank You Brooklyn

There’s talk about Cameron Crowe’ film Aloha, claiming some people of Hawaii had their feathers ruffled by the depiction of their distinguished culture. Well, yeah. The writer-director also caused a stir by casting Emma Stone as Allison Ng, who is renowned for telling the story that she is one quarter Asian and one quarter Hawaiian. […]

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Film Honors: 2013

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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10 Whispers From Screen Actors Guild / Golden Globes Nominations

A few words around the awards season camp fire as the recent announcements of the Screen Actors Guild and the Golden Globes sent us all into something of a spin. Here are 10 of the things that stood out for me in the last 24 hours. We’ve been begging for an exciting Oscar race like […]

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Guest Review: Spotlight

Friend of the site Henny McClymont shines a spotlight on the current Oscar front-runner. A defender of the fourth estate once said “It is the role of good journalism to take on powerful abusers, and when powerful abusers are taken on, there’s always a bad reaction. So we see that controversy, and we believe that […]

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Awards Season: Emotional And Artificial Intetlligence

A friend of mine over on Twitter asked What do we think of the awards picks so far? There’s an obvious question, but a smart one. It accompanies the many, many thoughts swirling around my head at the enduring moment. Thoughts that indeed can answer that question in one way or another. A thousand ways. I’m […]

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Hello Awards Season, We’ve Been Expecting You

Exactly a year ago today, I wrote rather innocently about my chills of excitement from the dawn of the new awards season. The ship has been hovering for some time, but it just came to shore finally in New York. I remember talking about the National Board of Review and their love for A Most […]

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Reading, Writing, Arithmetic #24

I am just dying to see Carol. Not sure how strongly I can emphasise this. And the time is near. This is of course backed up by the dawn of the awards season full-throttle. Today! Not to mention the majority of those films that carry the awards season I am yet to see. Some great, […]

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