100 Performances Oscars Forgot – 9/20

RE-POST As that satisfying feeling washed over me editing this very piece, and was about to send it out into the world I noticed the theme of sheer misery running through the images chosen (the order of the 100 is pretty random) – don’t let that visual lack of joy put you off though. Here […]

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100 Performances Oscars Forgot – 8/20

RE-POST Some of these went on to be nominated for other roles, a couple would even win Oscars, but that makes these 5 no less relevant or important. As always please chip in with your own in the comments. Mark Ruffalo for You Can Count on Me (2000) – – – Robin Write @Filmotomy Kenneth […]

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100 Performances Oscars Forgot – 7/20

RE-POST Welcome to Part 7 of the 100 Performances Oscar Forgot. We like to believe they simply forgot as some these performances not honored with Academy Award nominations are bordering on criminal activity. Feel free to comment in the section below – it helps to get it off your chest. Courtney Love for The People […]

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100 Performances Oscars Forgot – 6/20

RE-POST Okay so as you have likely already noticed, there will be some of the choices including two performances. Not really cheating, sometimes it is just appropriate to group them. As we do for the first of the next 5 here: Fred MacMurray / Edward G. Robinson for Double Indemnity (1944) – – – Tim J. […]

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Warehoused: The Documentary Film Takes Us To The Refugee Camps Of Kenya

With the candid, provoking feature-length documentary Warehoused, from Life Is My Movie Entertainment, I was not only reminded of the power of the non-fiction genre, but once again lucky enough to gain further insight into parts of the world we still somehow take for granted. Directed by Vincent Vittorio and Asher Emmanuel, Warehoused gets straight […]

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100 Performances Oscars Forgot – 5/20

RE-POST There’s a definite, and I assure you non-deliberate, theme of foreign-language and varying comedic performances in the fifth part of our delve into highlighting Oscar omissions. Take a look.  Jeanne Moreau for Jules et Jim (1962) – – – Robin Write @Filmotomy You can still see the rules of the game being altered before your […]

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100 Performances Oscars Forgot – 4/20

RE-POST As I browsed through the many suggestions for this Oscars 100 Non-Nominee list some of them still have me scratching my head to this day. Let’s get straight into the fourth 5 forgotten performers then, and give them the pat on the back they deserve. Adele Exarchopoulos for Blue Is the Warmest Color (2013) – […]

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100 Performances Oscars Forgot – 3/20

RE-POST There are a hundred and one reasons why an actor or actress may miss out on a nomination. We’ve been debating these very choices for many years. Here are 5 more to add to that. Emily Blunt for The Devil Wears Prada (2004) – – – Robin Write @Filmotomy You don’t require to be a […]

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100 Performances Oscars Forgot – 2/20

RE-POST We all have our favorite acting performances from the movies over the years that have not managed to make it as an Oscar nominee. They may not even be our favorite, but we recognize what we may well tag as snub anyway. Take a look at the next 5.  Jack Nicholson for Batman (1989) — Robin […]

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100 Performances Oscars Forgot – 1/20

RE-POST As we get sucked into the awards season vacuum again, I grabbed hold of a few of my like-minded film-freaks (follow them on Twitter if you don’t already) to ask them about some of the acting performances over the years, and the responses came thick and fast. So with quite a number of my […]

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Reading, Writing, Arithmetic #34

What we have here are a fine set of entertainment links. Most are fairly recent, one advocates one of my favorite movies of the last year, an actress who has earned high praise over and over, as well as a couple of clicks away from a podcast with an Emmy winner, and the prospects of […]

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Genre Blast: Period Films – It’s All in the Detail

To qualify, the creation must be of another time and place, always in the past (otherwise we’re heading into invalidated sci-fi territory), and do what films are supposed to do; that is, pluck us from our known reality and drop us into a detailed foreign era to experience life as it once was lived.

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Darren Aronofsky’s Mother! Proves To Polarize With Its Ambiguity

So many things to say about Darren Aronofsky’s new film, Mother!. First, I want to express that I really liked it. It’s scary, intense, emotional, frenetic, and ambiguous, which I think might be its greatest strength. For most of the film, it has rising and falling tension, but never becomes more than what the average […]

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Podcast: Where Roommates Predict The Emmys And Review IT

The world of film takes a backseat for part of this podcast as roommates Al Robinson and Julia Lee Bertram give us their take on the main Emmys category predictions – and we can compare the choices with those over at ADTV. Al and Julia then discuss their recent viewing of IT. What are your […]

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Masterpiece Memo: Maya Deren’s Meshes Of The Afternoon

If I were female, Maya Deren would be my heroine for all time. Scratch that, the pioneer’s legacy in the film world is a landmark of inspiration and adoration for all, regardless of gender, of occupation, of time. Deren’s imprint on the history of cinema is likely too vast and layered to do it justice […]

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Film Honors: 1999

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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Film Honors: 1998

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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‘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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Why It Is Important To Have A Femme Filmmakers Festival

I recently began writing my first screenplay. My story, which centers on a male protagonist, is not only something I love to tell, but I’ve never had more fun writing anything in my life… that was, until I started developing the main female protagonist. I approached her first scene-stealing moment filled with excitement, but almost […]

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