Spoiler Free: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

In general, one of the things I try to do going into a film is not to listen or read too many critical… [more]

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More Trailer ‘Trash*’: Thoughts on the Latest “X-Men Apocalypse” Preview

So yeah - another day, another super intense, action-packed trailer for a superhero cinematic extravaganza!… [more]

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“Captain America Civil War”: 5 Takeaways

A little late to the party, but I have FINALLY caught the trailer for the highly anticipated Captain… [more]

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Tribeca 2016 Preview (Short Film Programs)

I round out my prep for Tribeca 2016 with a look at some of the Shorts Programs playing. For the duration… [more]

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Closing Out 2015

This has been an interesting year to say the least. While it might not have been reflected in my blog… [more]

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Cortlandt Hull’s finished piece of Rod Serling and other works inspired by The Twilight Zone. Photo by Jonathan Napolitano

Tribeca 2016 Preview (Short Film Programs)

I round out my prep for Tribeca 2016 with a look at some of the Shorts Programs playing. For the duration of a feature film you can see a few pieces, threaded together by a common theme. Here are a few programming blocks and a feature (or two) I think are of interest (N=Narrative … [Read More...]

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Tribeca 2016 (Special Programs)

An often overlooked aspect of many a film festival is the opportunity to experience things are adjacent to film that exclusive of simply going to the theater, watching a film and walking out to ponder what you just saw. The 2016 Tribeca Film Festival has LOTS to offer in this … [Read More...]

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Tribeca 2016 Preview (Documentary)

Over the years and thanks to film festivals like Tribeca, my appreciation for the documentary format has increased ten -fold. Does that mean I like every documentary I have seen? Of course not. But there remains for me something fascinating about "telling" real like stories on the big screen. So … [Read More...]

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Tribeca 2016 Preview (Narrative)

Sorry in advance for the impending spam, but I am going to do what I should have been doing for the past several days. But work and screening a few of the films that are going to be mentioned here and in subsequent preview posts resulted in my falling a little behind. Technically a "preview" … [Read More...]

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Spoiler Free: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

In general, one of the things I try to do going into a film is not to listen or read too many critical and/or fan responses. Doesn't always work out, but I find it frees my mind from any potential viewing bias. As I look back on my experience with this film (Batman v Superman Dawn of Justice) I … [Read More...]

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More Trailer ‘Trash*’: Thoughts on the Latest “X-Men Apocalypse” Preview

So yeah - another day, another super intense, action-packed trailer for a superhero cinematic extravaganza! This time the entertainment comes by way of 20th Century Fox and Marvel Studios' X-Men. Here is my instant take (again from simply watching the trailer ONE time). Lots of 'splosions: … [Read More...]

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“Captain America Civil War”: 5 Takeaways

A little late to the party, but I have FINALLY caught the trailer for the highly anticipated Captain America: Civil War. In case you have been buried under a rock like me and have yet to see it, here it is!   Phew! And now for ILC's 5 Takeaways from watching the trailer; please … [Read More...]

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February 2016 (Sundance) Recap

Hi there! After some technical difficulties (computer death/replacement) and just the overall craziness of the ole 9-5, I am back from my unplanned blogging hiatus to catch you up with my month in the movies. For the past couple of years, my blog posts have usually been a series of recaps and … [Read More...]

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Paul Newman Birthday Appreciation Post

On the occasion of Paul Newman's 91st birthday, I would like to run down what is part of my essential Newman viewing (A Newman Dozen [12 plus 1]). Some picks may be obvious, others I like because, heck I like them. Where applicable I will offer up some explanation where there may need to be … [Read More...]

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Watch the 2016 Sundance Film Festival Presser Live Now! (Live Stream)

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Oscar Nomz

Happy New Year all! I just realized that this is my first post in the Year of our Lord, 2016. Which makes me happy and sad - happy because, well I have finally gotten around to it and sad, because the subject of this post is to do the recently announced 88th Academy Award nominations. When I … [Read More...]