Blog posts tagged "movies"

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Aug. 13, 2019 - 10:12 pm
As a child Reginald Dwight was shy and lonely, but possessed of an astonishing natural gift for the piano. Flash forward to Aug. 25, 1970, when the then 23-year-old would give a mind-blowing performance at the Troubadour, catapulting him into stardom. That fellow, the world now knows as Elton John...
Hollywood sign, photo by Ahmet Yalçınkaya via Unsplash
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Mar. 27, 2019 - 9:05 am
If you, like me, have seen at least one movie before, I urge you to go to imdb.com right now and type a movie’s title into the search bar. A wealth of information pops up. Cast and crew, reviews, and even showtimes for new releases. But we don’t care about any of that right now. We want one word at...
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Feb. 20, 2019 - 10:27 am
Confession: For someone who “doesn’t care about the Oscars,” I actually do care about the Oscars. They serve as a useful snapshot of a given year in film history. What we as moviegoers value often differs from what Academy voters value. Not only that, but what Academy voters value tends to change...
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Dec. 15, 2018 - 5:17 pm
It’s nearly the beginning of a new year, and that means it’s time to reflect on the past 12 months. Namely, what were your favorite films of 2018? As Spirit, SAG, and Globe nominations are rolling in, here are my picks for the year’s stand-outs. A Quiet Place: In the extremely near future,...
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Nov. 29, 2018 - 11:53 am
A year ago, I lost my father. I don’t mean he was misplaced or that he’s wandering about in a hedge maze or anything – he died. It wasn’t a surprise, he’d been sick for a while. But it was terribly sad. Obviously. In the year since, my family and I have grieved his loss and celebrated his life in a...
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Oct. 20, 2016 - 7:13 pm
It’s difficult to think of a filmmaker with quite as polarizing a resume as Brian De Palma. Over the course of nearly half a decade, the writer/director has veered wildly back and forth from breathtaking stylistic heights to bafflingly stale lows. In the new documentary, aptly titled De Palma, the...
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Aug. 16, 2016 - 5:29 pm
When two cinephiles realize they’re in the company of a fellow addict, it’s hard to shut them up. They compare favorite movies, quote lines of dialogue, reenact scenes. And then the moment invariably comes when one is forced to admit having not seen a particular movie; he’s been meaning to, he just...
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Jun. 28, 2016 - 6:27 pm
You can never truly know another person’s interior life, and once a suggestion has been planted in your brain, whether it be fact or fiction, it cannot be unthought. These are the deep ponderings of 45 Years, a film that wraps its lofty intentions in a seemingly simple package. Recently released...
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Jun. 02, 2016 - 9:53 am
If you’ve seen the recently released film The Nice Guys, you were treated to a clever, funny, and offbeat tale of a couple of sad sacks (one a hired enforcer, the other a private eye) navigating the bizarro land of 1977 Los Angeles. And while this twist on the buddy-action-comedy is a good time, it...
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May. 19, 2016 - 3:57 pm
It was recently announced that prolific TV producer Ryan Murphy (Glee, American Horror Story, Scream Queens) will be adding another anthology series to his roster.  Feud will air on FX, and will focus on famous clashes. The first season will explore the infamous no-love-lost dynamic between...

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