Heath Ledger: The Double Breakthrough Actor of 1999

Some time before the turbulent, passionate romance story Dan shared with Candy, filmed in his native Australia, Heath Ledger had already made the big time in mainstream cinema. The 2006 story of love and other drugs with Abbie Cornish, was a return to roots for Ledger – and an impressive one at that. Infact, both […]

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Bummer of “Sam”: Spike Lee Does Too Much and Not Enough

In Summer of Sam, Two sets of young Italian-American couples, Vinny (John Leguizamo) and Dionna (Mira Sorvino), and Richie (Adrien Brody) and Ruby (Jennifer Esposito) deal with their relationship strife and conflict, while simultaneously growing fearful and obsessed with a serial killer terrorizing New York City. Summer of Sam was a Spike Lee movie nobody […]

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Flick v. Metzler 1999: Election Review

A presidential race between a popular yet unqualified male against a more driven and overqualified female? Hmmm..sounds a lot like the 2016 Presidential race. However, it also sounds like the plot of the 1999 satire Election starring Matthew Broderick and Reese Witherspoon. Election involves a race for student body president at a Nebraska high school […]

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