SAG: On And Off Track With Awards Season Race

We do love a good race. One that has the leader change numerous times during the event. An exciting spectacle that feeds the euphoria for the unknown outcome. The competition that gets the adrenaline going. Routing for the winner. The buzz. We don’t now, like most Oscar years these days, have much of a race […]

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Reading, Writing, Arithmetic #26

I’m entitled to promote myself from time to time you know. I don’t endeavor to do that directly, even though I plug my own website for the first time in the 26h edition of my series of thumbs-up recommended links. With that in mind I just want to remind you all of the good work […]

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Film Honors: 2015

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 […]

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The Greek’s Top 10 Films of 2015

Yes, the Greek is the very same Greek also known as my wife, whose kindness knows no bounds as she now allows me to publish her very own top 10 films of 2015. You lucky, privileged readers indeed. I won’t taint her terrific analysis any further with my feeble words, so it’s over to you […]

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Talking Movies: #OscarsSoWhite

You don’t need me to remind you of the #OscarSoWhite hashtag branded on pretty much every film debate over the last week, resulting from the complete lack of non-white Oscar nominees in the acting categories. There’s something rotten not just in the state of Denmark. I gathered a couple of friends to have a chat […]

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Al Robinson’s 10 Films Of 2015

Loyal friend of the site, and all-round movie super-geek, Al Robinson has set his own personal top 10 films of 2015. Let’s have a look before he changes his mind. * * * 10. Furious 7 (James Wan) This might be the best of the bunch. It’s over-the-top, but extremely entertaining. Plus, it finishes with […]

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Interview: Jazz From Awards Daily

Following my candid little interview with Awards Daily founder Sasha Stone last year, I decided to latch onto the site’s contributor Jazz Tangcay (AKA Jasmine Elia) for some juicy film industry details. And some more personal insights too. Being the busy woman that she is interviewing writers, actors, directors, editors (basically the awards season names […]

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Talking Movies: Oscar Spoilers And Sneakers

The scene is set. On the eve of one of the film calendar’s biggest announcements, four lovers of the movies try to predict who may or may not be invited to the party as the Oscar nominations are almost upon us. The players are Robin Write, Al Robinson, Asif Khan, and later joined by Steve […]

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Quentin Tarantino: The Not So Hateful Rant

Listen up. Let me tell you a story. I say ‘story’, well, this is more likely going to be something not resembling a story at all. I’m not even sure why the fuck I used the term ‘story’, at least, not to begin with. And yet, the word story, in an introduction to a piece […]

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Guest Review: The Hateful Eight

Before I publish my R rated rant on Tarantino’s eagerly-awaited new movie, here is Henny McClymont with her PG-13 review of The Hateful Eight. Some movies make big waves before they even get filmed. Quentin Tarantino’s films usually fall into that category. The production of The Hateful Eight was a bumpy road. First the script […]

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For Your Late Consideration: Ex Machina

Ex Machina is a movie I saw very early on in the year, and we are talking the calendar year, which is not necessarily the one defined by the film industry’s awards season. Longevity of a January release (April in America) in the motion picture world has seldom been a flourishing flavor come the last […]

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30 Memorable Movie Moments 2015 – Part Three

I know, I know, many of most talked about, popular films of 2015 have not been mentioned so far – and many are not featured here in the final ten Memorable Movie Moments of the year. Nonetheless, the final scenes are all worthy of mention, and once again do contain spoilers. And I mean some […]

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30 Memorable Movie Moments 2015 – Part Two

Firstly, let me just warn of potential spoilers in the next ten of some of the Memorable Movie Moments of 2015. And the next ten for that matter, coming shortly. What I would also say is see these films, whether you have seen them already or not – just see them. The following scenes ought […]

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30 Memorable Movie Moments 2015 – Part One

Hundreds of films were released into our worlds in 2015, and every single one of those were made up of bouts of dialogue, character arcs, sequences of silence, an array of noise, music, songs, tears, laughter, confusion, frustration – it goes on an on. Like our very everyday lives, the motion picture experience can depict […]

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