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*** Not Paid Employment – But We’ll Treat You Like Gold *** You love to write about film, right? Our site Filmotomy is in full-throttle this past year – busier than we have ever been. But that ain’t enough. We have a great team of enthusiastic writers that churn out all manner of pieces. But […]

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The 20 Greatest Ingmar Bergman Films: The Top 5

There’s a tear in my eye as we lose what has been a phenomenal month covering the marvelous works of Ingmar Bergman. Who am I kidding? I’ve been sobbing for three days. Tears of joy, too, I might add. An admiration of the experience watching his films, no matter the mood he leaves us in. […]

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The 20 Greatest Ingmar Bergman Films: 10 – 6

Into the top ten of Ingmar Bergman’s finest feature films – as voted for by you. Thanks to FilmStruck for their terrific and timely Bergman range. Stay tuned for the final five. 10) Sommaren med Monika / Summer with Monika (1953) WATCH ON FILMSTRUCK US WATCH ON ITUNES US WATCH ON AMAZON UK 9) Tystnaden […]

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Happy Birthday Ingmar! The 20 Greatest Bergman Films: 20 – 11

Today, Ernst Ingmar Bergman would have turned the grand old age of 100. Sadly, Bergman passed away in 2007 (in fact he died on the same day as Michelangelo Antonioni). Bergman left behind a legacy that filmmakers can only dream of, and others have yet to beat. With a record 60 film credits to his […]

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Filmotomy Podcast Episode 34: Cinema 2018 Half-Time Whistle

This timely podcast episode hits the halfway mark of the year 2018. So we are due a half-time report, to assess the year in film so far. Bianca Garner is in the hosting chair once again, and joined by Robin Write and Rob Motto. Here they chat about their favorite films of the year so […]

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Filmotomy Podcast Episode 30: Was 1983 Such A Poor Year For Film?

Flashdance

Podcast 30 already, and we rewind all the way back to 1983 to discuss the notion of it being one of the very worst years in cinema. Is it really? Filmotomy Deputy Editor Steve Schweighofer is your host this week to help us investigate. He recruits the varied film expertise of Daniel Smith-Rowsey, Rob Motto, […]

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Ranked: The Films of the Coen Brothers

Total silence, two can play at that game, pal. Remember to always put one in the brain. What’s the most you ever lost on a coin toss? Being shown the life of the mind. Plonking the fish on the lighter will be a giveaway. You’re obviously not a golfer. It’s not his cat. Working your […]

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Filmotomy Podcast Episode 29 – They’re Remaking Which Movie?

The new edition of the podcast this week features just the two participants. But it is no less engaging I can tell you. Host Bianca Garner is accompanied by Rob Motto, and they dig into the age-old notion of the movie remake. Which ones out-shined their originals? Which shouldn’t have even bothered? Why would they […]

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Filmotomy Podcast Episode 28: All Hail The B Movie

This week’s podcast takes a swift turn off the usual road, as the discussion heads for the elusive B movie. No, not bee, B. That gobby broad Bianca is the host, and joined by wise-guy Steve and double-crossing Rob. They dig the dirt on the movies they class as B movies, using a shovel so […]

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Cold War – Festival de Cannes In Competition Prospectus

Zimna wojna / Cold War Paweł Pawlikowski – Poland IN A NUTSHELL This is director Pawlikowski’s follow-up to the critically acclaimed Ida. Ziimma wojna is a drama spans the late 1940s to the early 1960s. We witness a passionate love story between pianist Wiktor (Tomasz Kot) and singer-dancer Zula (Joanna Kulig), who are from different […]

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Vote: Ranking The Films of Joel and Ethan Coen

At Filmotomy the next directors we are eager to cross paths with are the Coen Brothers, Ethan and Joel. The 10 Days of the Coen Brothers run from Sunday 20th May (straight after the Cannes Film Festival closes) through to Tuesday 29th May. Reviews, insights, technical analysis, basically some thrilling coverage. And of course we’re […]

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100 Explorations of World Cinema – Siedem

“You make films to give people something, to transport them somewhere else, and it doesn’t matter if you transport them to a world of intuition or a world of intellect…The realm of superstitions, fortune-telling, presentiments, intuition, dreams, all this is the inner life of a human being, and all this is the hardest thing to […]

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Citizen Welles

Orson Welles

On the 6th May, it will be Orson Welles’ 103 birthday. There’s a very high chance that you have heard the name Orson Welles, and I am going to out on a limb here and say you must be aware of his most well-known film, Citizen Kane (1941). To celebrate his birthday, I have decided […]

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100 Explorations of World Cinema – Besh

“If I had the body and the voice of an alpha male, it would be easier. It took nine years from leaving film school until Mustang was screened at Cannes, and those years were demoralising. It’s difficult not to be affected.” – – – – – Deniz Gamze Ergüven Bir Zamanlar Anadolu’da / Once Upon […]

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100 Explorations of World Cinema – Si

“When I was on The View, Barbara Walters was asking me about the blood and stuff, and I said, ‘Well, you know, that’s a staple of Japanese cinema.’ And then she came back, ‘But this is America.’ And I go, ‘I don’t make movies for America. I make movies for planet Earth.’” – – – […]

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100 Explorations of World Cinema – Tria

“The heart-wrenching musical drama unfolds as (Costas) Ferris – a respected songwriter – uses the rembetiko as a source of pride amid the chaos. The music serves as a vessel for  (Greek) cultural memory and political commentary.” – – – – – Christina Newland Ifigeneia / Iphigenia Michael Cacoyannis – Greece, 1977 On first seeing the […]

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The Visual Virtuosity of Sam Peckinpah’s Straw Dogs

The controversy surrounding Sam Peckinpah’s 1971 thriller Straw Dogs comes from a moment in the film that depicts one of the most harrowing rape scenes in cinematic history. Straw Dogs is also one of the most visually inventive, well edited, and stylistically fresh films I’ve ever seen. Peckinpah has an incredible ability to piece a […]

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Celebrate the Greatest Performances of Al Pacino

Al Pacino

While many of you voted in the poll for what you considered the greatest performances by Al Pacino, the legendary actor was heading towards his 78th birthday. A career beyond remarkable on so many exceptional levels. Picking Pacino’s finest acting moments is not an easy feat. The extraordinary range of characters, the tempo of his […]

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Midnight Special: How Midnight Cowboy Changed Cinema Forever

Whatever you hear about Midnight Cowboy is true. Official tagline for Midnight Cowboy Writers’ Note: This article does feature some language which some may find offensive, this language is taken from quotations from interviews with the director and should be placed within historical and social context. This is not language that I am comfortable using […]

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Last Tango in Paris and the Context of Memory

What started with I am Curious Yellow in the late 60s begat 1971’s challenging jamborees such as A Clockwork Orange, WR: Mysteries of the Organism, Ken Russell’s The Devils. 70s auteurs pushed the envelope without remorse – or fear. To experience Last Tango in Paris in the same context in which it first appeared is simply impossible now, but we were ready back then.

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Filmotomy Wants Film Writers *** Unpaid ***

Filmotomy now has the unwavering support of two recently appointed Deputy Editors in Bianca Garner and Steve Schweighofer. As the site continues to grow, the high demand to maintain and expand on the vast content means that Filmotomy now wants to acquire new film writers. Filmotomy is not like the average website reporting on the […]

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