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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Magnolia: A Children’s Story by Paul Thomas Anderson

“But if you refuse to let them go, behold, I will plague all your country with frogs.” – Exodus 8:2 In the third movie of Paul Thomas Anderson, Magnolia, year 1999, there is the casting of a woman, Veronica Hart, as a dental assistant to child star Donnie Smith. Hart, actress, director, and all-round success, […]

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Romantic Comedy Review: Off the Menu

I’m not a huge fan of romantic comedies, I often find them cheesy, predictable, unrealistic and cliched; however I found Jay Silverman’s Off The Menu to be an utter delight. It’s a bright, cheerful and full of life film, which will leave you hungry in more ways than one. The film is a real treat and draws into […]

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Swinging For The Fences – Annihilation Review

Alex Garland wow’d movie watchers and critics alike with his 2014 Science Fiction/Horror indie Ex Machina. It made three times it’s budget and was a verified hit for the first time Director, even if this wasn’t his first foray into the movies. Garland is also the screenwriter of some very good films including Sunshine and […]

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Original Screenplay Feud: Get Out v. Three Billboards

While those of us Oscar predictors are scrambling our brains trying to figure out what will win Best Picture, another category that we still can’t wrap our heads around is Best Original Screenplay. What makes this category so crazy is that it’ll either be an indicator as to what wins Best Picture or it’ll be […]

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The Writers Guild Of America Announced Their Annual List Of Nominees

There were some expected inclusions like Get Out, Lady Bird, Call Me By Your Name, and The Shape Of Water. But there were also some slight surprises as well. Martin McDonagh may be line to be Oscar nominated for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri but he was ineligible due to strict guild rules involving its production. So, his […]

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For Your Consideration: Christopher Nolan, Best Original Screenplay, Dunkirk

With the weight of Dunkirk‘s award season run seemingly on the shoulders of Christopher Nolan as Best Director, I wanted to bring his chances for a Best Original Screenplay nomination to the table. Too many dismiss the writing because of the scale and style of the picture, that it will harm Dunkirk‘s chances for Best […]

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More Innovation And Inspiration With The Women Film Critics Circle Nominations

Forgiving them for not updating their website since last year’s roll of honor, the choices by this cluster of film-minded women from all over the shop still demonstrate much to celebrate about women in film. Behind the camera as well as in front. Here are the nominations for the 2017 Women Film Critics Circle: BEST MOVIE […]

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5 Alternatives For Your Christmas Movie List

Having dissolved my initial advent calendar idea (for more than one reason), I felt I had to salvage some of the Christmas-kind-of-related movies you might not have seen. And if so, should see again. So find those empty windows in your seasonal viewing diary and slot the following five recommended motion pictures into them. Each […]

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100 Not Nominated For Oscars – Part 4

Crash. The verb to describe the significance of Jack Nicholson’s announcement, as well as the actual name of that Best Picture winner. It was a collision that knocked Brokeback Mountain off the road right at the very end. I won’t mention that this collision was not avoided by Lionsgate making a late DVD Screener dispatch, or some much […]

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100 Not Nominated For Oscars – Part One

Oh how I would like to start our Oscar-less series by writing resentfully about how Forrest Gump won over more voters in AMPAS than Pulp Fiction and The Shawshank Redemption. That alone is worthy of an article, an essay, Hell, a book. Forrest Gump is not awful by any stretch of the imagination, but Pulp […]

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Writer-Director Dan Jenski Talks About His First Feature Film ADDicted

It occurred to me while watching ADDIcted, written and directed by Dan Jenski, that there are not many films these days that deal with the kind of prescribed drug dependency that hovers in and out of young lives, potentially ruining their futures. ADDicted, the clever title indicates the Adderall drug, centers on college students are […]

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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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Young Filmmaker Sofija Sztepanov Talks Personal Experiences, Short Films, And Tinder

Talented 24 year-old filmmaker Sofija Sztepanov appears to have a humble yet dynamic perspective on her corner of the film world. There is also an excitement about the Femme Filmmakers Festival from her, as we discuss, in a thankfully encouraging manner, the online format of film watching and publicity. It doesn’t take long, by definition, to […]

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Masterpiece Memo: Seven

Alien 3 had it’s merits with regard to the superb technical visual aspect, and this was down to music video director David Fincher. He had to put up and shut up there, a poor, insult of narrative material, but that which was directed superbly. Everyone starts somewhere. Seven was Fincher’s second chance to demonstrate his […]

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Reading, Writing, Arithmetic #32

This edition we get the kind folk at Variety to explain MoviePass to us, a bit of motivation from the Head Sprite, a loving piece on Antonioni, as well as Sasha Stone mixing Oscar with Trump. I know – dying to get clicking and reading! Go ahead:  25 Photogenic Reasons to Visit Edinburgh Fringe Festival […]

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Writer-Director Peyv Raz Talks Film Debut With ‘Clarity’

From joy to despair in a matter of seconds as a family congratulatory gathering becomes a tense affair in a hospital waiting room. A life is at stake, and 20 years are about to be bridged. First time feature film director and screenwriter Peyv Raz establishes the pace early with Clarity on as two cultures, […]

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Reading, Writing, Arithmetic #31

The long overdue, and overly neglected, links series on the site returns to pay respect to just some of the fine, informative, intriguing writing on Henri-Georges Clouzot, the French film-maker who is the subject of the Directors Weekend this time around. Henri-Georges Clouzot On The Criterion Collection Senses Of Cinema Great Directors: Henri-Georges Clouzot Noir […]

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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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Two Days, One Night At The Cannes Film Festival

So thanks to my adorable wife I’ll be In #Cannes Saturday and Sunday for the sheer hell of it – let’s meet up / take selfies. #Cannes2017 pic.twitter.com/2N7eZjWshv — Robin Write (@WriteoutofLA) May 16, 2017 I was on the train from my home town in Yorkshire, England, en voyage to Cannes France, and found there […]

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