Coming Soon: Belle (2014)

This film was not initially on my "looking forward to seeing in 2014” list, but lists are always subject… [more]

Coming Soon: Belle (2014) Coming Soon: Belle (2014)

A Decade Under the Influence (2003)

Watching the TCM Premiere of the 1973 crime drama The Seven Ups got me all up in my 1970s cinematic feels.… [more]

A Decade Under the Influence (2003) A Decade Under the Influence (2003)

Readers’ Choice: Candice Frederick Asks Me …

[To name some] underrated movies Thanks Candice! You asked a couple of questions that I plan to tackle… [more]

Readers’ Choice: Candice Frederick Asks Me … Readers' Choice: Candice Frederick Asks Me ...

It’s World Book Day! (Checking Out My Cinematic Bookshelf)

Happy World Book Day everyone! In celebration, let's take a moment to highlight some new additions… [more]

It’s World Book Day! (Checking Out My Cinematic Bookshelf) It's World Book Day! (Checking Out My Cinematic Bookshelf)

A Decade Under the Influence (2003)

Watching the TCM Premiere of the 1973 crime drama The Seven Ups got me all up in my 1970s cinematic feels.… [more]

A Decade Under the Influence (2003) A Decade Under the Influence (2003)

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Let the Festivities Begin! (Tribeca Film Festival 2014 Preview)

Today is the start of the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival is underway! With 89 features and 58 shorts on offer, it is a veritable cinematic paradise set against the backdrop of The City That Never Sleeps. Indeed, if you want to get a maximum number of movies in, you will soon be glad that the town does … [Read More...]

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It’s the Weekend ….

And with that, another weekend is upon us. Unfortunately, I had to shift my schedule due to the start of a project, thereby missing out on the TCM Classic Film Festival. It may be too late this year, but if you can, I highly recommend you check it out. The films and to a greater extent, the fans are … [Read More...]

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Readers’ Choice: Candice Frederick Asks Me …

[To name some] underrated movies Thanks Candice! You asked a couple of questions that I plan to tackle in separate posts. (So as you can see) I am starting with some films that I feel are grossly underrated. Be warned, there are many repeats from earlier posts on this site. Shooting Dogs/Beyond … [Read More...]

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Readers’ Choice: Todd Mason Asks …

OK, what are your worst [film] overall? And do you have an affectionate worst and simply angering worst? Whoa! This is a thought-provoking question. I guess it would be easy to say I dismiss all the bad, but I don't. In my lifetime I have seen a whole lotta bad, the term "bad/worst" of course being … [Read More...]

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Readers’ Choice: le0pard13 Asks …

What classic or well-regarded film have you finally caught up to in the last two years, and been disappointed with, Iba? Very good question. Up until recently, I had not appreciated silent films. No explanation really, the films just seemed so foreign to me (in fact more foreign than many … [Read More...]

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“Readers’” Choice

Hey, I just had an idea. In the coming days I will be doing a lot of prep work for the Tribeca Film Festival. In the meantime, I would still like to post with a degree of frequency. Solution? Let me know what you would like me to write about and I will get to it! It can be on anything to do with the … [Read More...]

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Joan Crawford Birthday Post

Any appreciation I have for Joan Crawford is interesting for me. I mean she is not an absolute favorite of mine (her acting never blew me away), I concede that the combination of her striking beauty and indomitable will produced the requisite star power for success in the studio system. This was on … [Read More...]

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A Decade Under the Influence (2003)

Watching the TCM Premiere of the 1973 crime drama The Seven Ups got me all up in my 1970s cinematic feels. During the live tweeting with my fellow TCM viewers (TCMParty represent!) I was reminded of all the awesome films that came out during this decade. This got me reflecting a bit, like why hadn't … [Read More...]

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Coming Soon: Belle (2014)

This film was not initially on my "looking forward to seeing in 2014” list, but lists are always subject to change and modification. Belle, which premiered at the 2013 Toronto Film Festival, is the true story of mixed race Dido Elizabeth Belle, the natural daughter of an 18th century Royal Navy … [Read More...]

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Movies About Math (A π Day Celebration)

Happy Pi (π) Day everyone! As the child of a mathematics teacher, the number pi holds a very special place in my heart. Well, not really, but it sounds nice and a bit geeky! Anywhoo, to commemorate the day I decided to compile a list of films that either deal directly with mathematics or it is … [Read More...]

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Video Review: Austenland (2013)

I may not be the most die-hard, but I most certainly consider myself an Austen-ite. I have read and love many of her books, as well as enjoyed many of the film adaptations. I even enjoy those films outside of the Austen cannon – the television programs Lost in Austen and Death Comes to … [Read More...]