‘I’m Not Ashamed’ Review: Pandering For Jesus (And Columbine)

On April 20, 1999, two high school seniors, Eric Harris and Dyland Klebold, opened fire on the grounds of Columbine High School, killing twelve students and one teacher, in addition to injuring twenty-one students as a few tried to escape the chaos happening in real-time, before they turned the gun on themselves. The attack is […]

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Woo L.A. Podcast # 8 – Goodbye Summer Cinema, Hello Fall Films

I sit out podcast number 8 with prior film-related engagements – and looks like I missed a 3 hour epic. The line-up itself is impressive, with regular host Al joined by his buddies Julia and Eric, with semi-regulars Jonathan, Joel, and Daniel along for the ride. It is a change of season of course, sun […]

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Directors’ Weekend: All 10 David Fincher Films For Streaming

There are, however you look at it, 10 examples of David Fincher‘s cinematic flair in those movies of his – even his underwhelming debut showed signs of execution brilliance. All are available on many platforms to stream, some free, some pocket change. So this Directors’ Weekend, enjoy, whichever ones you pick, and have a marvel […]

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Directors’ Weekend: The 10 Best Pedro Almodóvar Films

No Matador? Law of Desire? High Heels? Well, I’m just one man, and as a friend of mine said to me earlier, those films are likely not seen by as many folk. That ought to change. Anyway, thank you all for voting for the films of Pedro Almodóvar for the Directors Weekend – here are the […]

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Streaming Pedro Almodóvar – 2000-16

And finally, the movies made by Pedro Almodóvar from 2002 til the present day. All available to stream online, so get your laptops charged up, plug in the HDMI cable, make yourself a coffee. Have a great Directors’ Weekend all. Hable con ella (2002) Amazon USA iTunes La mala educación (2004) Amazon USA iTunes Volver […]

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Streaming Pedro Almodóvar – 1990-99

Into the 90s we go then, if that’s your Pedro Almodóvar flavor for this Directors’ Weekend – see below for the platform to stream every film he made in this decade. Átame! (1990) YouTube Google Play Amazon UK Amazon USA iTunes Tacones lejanos (1991) Amazon USA iTunes Kika (1993) YouTube Google Play Amazon UK La flor […]

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Streaming Pedro Almodóvar – 1980-89

So the Directors’ Weekend is well and truly under way, and to hopefully make it easier for you all I am throwing some streaming links at you so that you have little excuse not to watch the films of Pedro Almodóvar. We’re starting with the 1980s, so scroll and click away, you’re in for a […]

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Directors’ Weekend: The 10 Best Tim Burton Films

So here are the 10 Best Tim Burton films according to the collective bunch of you that voted. And a huge thank you very much indeed for taking the time to do so. In my humble opinion there are a few unexpected rankings making the cut, and a certain alien attack and tiny Alice nowhere to […]

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Cinema 2017 Half-Time Report: Movies 4/4

And we’ve made it to the end. Or should I say halfway mark. Some awesome movies, moments, and performances have sailed on by in the first 6 months. Here’s to the next half year and what movie magic it might bring. For now, enjoy these: Wonder Woman What is there to say that hasn’t been […]

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Cinema 2017 Half-Time Report: Movies 3/4

Here are 8 more recommendations movie-wise from the pre-summer, awards season era of this year. 2017 has uncovered some gems for me personally, and a lot of you too by the looks of things. How many of these have you seen: Get Out The last time I spoke highly of a horror film, it was […]

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Cinema 2017 Half-Time Report: Movies 2/4

It feels as though the deep dramas, cringey horrors, and black comedies are three of the freshest produce on the market these days – lucky for us the next few fall into those boxes. If you haven’t seen the following movies from this year, you have some work to do: Free Fire I had the […]

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Cinema 2017 Half-Time Report: Movies 1/4

There’s a common myth that the first half of the movie year lacks the kind of quality and quantity that closed the year usually. Well that may be true to some extent, but films friends and I had little trouble naming 32 movies from the first half of 2017 that disprove the theory. Here are […]

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Cinema 2017 Half-Time Report: Performances 2/2

Acing. Star quality. Going above and beyond. Breaking through. Genuinely surprising us. However you want to spin it, there have been some illustrious screen presences over the last 6 months from various men and women. Here are the rest of just a handful of those that stayed in our thoughts:  Emma Booth in Hounds of […]

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Cinema 2017 Half-Time Report: Performances 1/2

And so we move onto the performances of 2017 we’ve loved in the first half. Obviously we can’t cater for all tastes, but there are some real corkers here. See them for yourself if you haven’t already. Here are the first 9 to wet your whistle: Hugh Jackman in Logan It’s fitting that the Aussie’s […]

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Cinema 2017 Half-Time Report: Moments 2/2

In my view there are too many fine moments to mentions from 2017 so far. As we enter the second half, we mentally clock up even more. Are we bored yet? Are we thrilled? Are we still afloat the tide of anticipation? Are we experiencing high blood pressure over the comic book movie success? Here’s […]

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Cinema 2017 Half-Time Report: Moments 1/2

And the whistle blows for half-time on the 2017 year of cinema. This halfway series will highlight 2017 so far in Moments, Performances, and the Movies themselves – as recommended by myself and some friends of the film buff corner. A welcome, too, to Teresa, fresh from Cannes to make her first contribution here. So, […]

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Want To Write About Film?

Okay, listen up. I just quickly wanted to update everyone with the upcoming events at the site in the coming months. The year in film has pockets of varying sizes at a hand’s reach when you make it your mission to provide motion picture covfefe. And I am constantly thinking / dreaming / antagonizing about […]

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The Flicksation Podcast Movie Challenge

This past week, the guys at The Flicksation Podcast ranked their top 10 favorite movies of 2016. The type of movies they watch for the most part are different than the ones I watch, with a few exceptions. This year in an attempt to try and become a more versatile movie watcher, I want to challenge […]

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Listmania: Al’s 5 Disappointments Of 2016

So for most people, the year of 2016 in movies was horrible. It was only saved by movies like Moonlight, Manchester by the Sea, and La La Land. That is an overstatement, but I think it fits the sentiment. Most of the summer blockbusters were a disaster, and to quote Ian, the Minister of Truth, […]

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Listmania: Al’s Top 5 Films From Spring 2016

  Hey everybody. My name is Al Robinson, and as much as I love movies, I equally love making lists, especially lists about movies. Last year I became “The Listman” via The Flicksation Podcast, as suggested by Eric Madsen (@Hazer75). I started recording my segments for the podcast around July.  It was a really fun […]

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