Masterpiece Memo: The Age of Innocence

Whenever asked about my favorite Martin Scorsese film, I typically went with the usual, more generally acceptable suspects across Scorsese film geeks. Movies like Goodfellas or Raging Bull or Taxi Driver. Those are the generally agreed-upon classics. And they’re great, don’t get me wrong. But they weren’t films that lived in my heart. Those are […]

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Masterpiece Memo: Spielberg’s ‘Close Encounter’ With Greatness

Da. Da. Da. Da. Daaa. Those five notes are perhaps some of the most iconic in cinematic history. After all of the human drama and stunning visuals leave you of Steven Spielberg’s 1977 classic Close Encounters of the Third Kind, the brain hangs onto the most simple aspect of the film. And that’s completely by […]

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Christmas Movie Advent Calendar – Day Three

On the surface, 1983’s A Christmas Story underwhelms to discerning cinematic eyes. Based on the memoirs of Jean Shepherd, the film failed to attract much critical attention when first released. Maybe it was too saccharine or maybe due to its low budget, near TV movie appearance. There was very little narrative to offer on the […]

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