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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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VOTE – The Greatest Films of Ingmar Bergman

On the 14th July iconic Swedish filmmaker Ingmar Bergman would have turned 100 years-old. Sadly no longer with us, we are extremely passionate about making sure the celebrations are, above all, cinematic. Bergman was a filmmaker who more than earned his acclaim, and any excuse to honor his vast work is a welcome treat. So […]

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A Guide for Bergman Beginners

When I heard that Filmotomy would be doing an Ingmar Bergman series to commemorate what would be his 100th birthday, I could barely contain my excitement! In the last few years, I’ve gone from seeing my first Bergman film (The Seventh Seal) to now holding him up as one of my very favorite directors. I […]

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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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American Psycho – The Unfilmable Novel

Despite all of the controversy that surrounded the 1991 novel American Psycho and it’s author Bret Easton Ellis, it only took 9 years for the book to be optioned and filmed. Starring Christian Bale as protagonist Patrick Bateman, American Psycho takes us back to the decadence of the 1980’s on Wall Street and the surreal […]

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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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Love is… When Real Life Would Make A Great Movie

In real life, 10 years is a long time. On film, 10 years can drift by like the dawn of autumn breeze. It can be told in chapters, montage, even a non-linear narrative. Time is perhaps, then, immeasurable to us. Whether in the lives we lead or the movies we make or watch. Our comprehension […]

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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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50 Festival de Cannes Winners You Can Watch Right Now – 5 of 5

So there we have it, 50 Cannes winners from years gone by. What are your favorite winners from the festival? Which films do you feel should have won that didn’t? Feel free to bombard us with comments below. Go enjoy the festivities. * * * * * Nicolas Winding Refn – 2011 Prix de la mise […]

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50 Festival de Cannes Winners You Can Watch Right Now – 4 of 5

Cannes

The penultimate chunk of Cannes winners available to stream features yet another talented bunch. Of course there are many, many more great Cannes victors you can watch right now – let us know in the comments what you recommend, or perhaps what you might be looking for. * * * * * Bérénice Bejo – […]

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50 Festival de Cannes Winners You Can Watch Right Now – 3 of 5

Straight onto the third batch of 10 former Cannes winners you can stream online. Many of the links are country specific (like America, UK, France), but if you are wondering about access in other countries let me know, I’ll try and find them. For now, take a look at the next lot. * * * […]

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50 Festival de Cannes Winners You Can Watch Right Now – 2 of 5

The second set of winners from the history of Cannes was already set to include the Italian filmmaker Ermanno Olmi for his Palme d’Or win in 1978. Sadly, he passed away just prior to this year’s festival, making his entry here all the more poignant and essential. God rest his soul. His most famous film […]

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50 Festival de Cannes Winners You Can Watch Right Now – 1 of 5

Bonjour from Cannes. Or bonjour to you all in Cannes. The true festive season is upon as we travel over to the French Riviera for arguably the world’s finest film festival. Whether you’re there in body or spirit, we are baking in the excitement here at Filmotomy. So much so, we have scoured the internet […]

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100 Explorations of World Cinema – Deux

“Abdellatif Kechiche is one of the greatest, most famous directors in France, and I love the trance-like feeling that you get with his cinema. I love how he starts from a simple story and builds something powerful, and I love the way he does justice to women in his movies.‘It’s always intimidating meeting someone when […]

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100 Explorations of World Cinema – Uno

“I also wanted to express the strength of cinema to hide reality, while being entertaining. Cinema can fill in the empty spaces of your life and your loneliness.” – – – – – Pedro Almodóvar Time to explore the wondrous world of cinema. A bunch of us manic movie writers have taken great pleasure in […]

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Guest Review – A Quiet Place

Playing our nerves and frequently our imaginations, horror movies, when done right, can set the tone. And if films like Jaws made us afraid to go in the water, A Quiet Place John Krasinski’s latest film, will make you afraid to utter a sound. The film, produced with a budget of $7M, had an impressive Box Office […]

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100 Must See Documentary Films – File Ten

“When I left university I was working for a documentary film company for six or seven years to the great relief of my father whose greatest waking fear was that I would become an actor.” – – – Sam Neill Koyaanisqatsi (1982) Godfrey Reggio The unbalanced life forms in so many words the sub-title and translation […]

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