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Top 10 Tuesday: Best Cinematic Battles

There’s no two ways it about it — this season of Game of Thrones featured one of the most viscerally and visually accomplished battles to ever be captured on film. Go ahead, watch “Battle of the Bastards” and pretend to be unimpressed. This in turn has spun my wheels in reverse as I began to […]

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2015 Tribeca Film Festival to have talks with Christopher Nolan, George Lucas, and more

Check out the exciting press release below… 2015 TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL® ANNOUNCES LINEUP OF TRIBECA TALKS® SERIES FEATURING CONVERSATIONS WITH TOP FILMMAKERS AND INDUSTRY LEADERS ***** ACCLAIMED TRIBECA TALKS: DIRECTORS SERIES PANELS INCLUDE ONE-0N-ONE CONVERSATIONS WITH CHRISTOPHER NOLAN & BENNETT MILLER, GEORGE LUCAS & STEPHEN COLBERT, CARY FUKUNAGA & JAMES SCHAMUS, AND BRAD BIRD & […]

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Awards Profile: Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens

Welcome to the 2015 Awards Profiles series.  For the next two months, every day (except for Saturday), we will bring you a run down of a future 2015 film that we see as a potential awards vehicle for next year’s Academy Awards.  This is all speculative since with just about all these films, we haven’t seen a […]

Who should direct ‘Star Wars Episode VII’?

Something that many never thought would ever happen is going on in Hollywood right now. Yes, ‘Star Wars Episode VII’ is in pre-production, and it’s not even being fully brought to us by George Lucas. We’re all aware by now that Oscar winner Michael Arndt has been hired to pen the script, and filmmakers like […]

“Did You Know?” Episode 4: They Always Forget About Me

When was the last time you saw a movie director younger than thirty strike gold in Hollywood, with film earnings of over $100 million? Let’s face the facts: Hollywood is an old man’s playground, and only through experience, a buildup of contacts, and a gradual respect by the major studios are you finally granted the […]

Best of the Decades: 1980s

The great and the good films of the eighties were often box office failures, re-discovered within a few years by audiences and critics on video, as home entertainment brought a whole new world to audiences and the movies. Suddenly audiences could watch the films at home, on their TV by renting a video, which became […]

Side by Side (***½)

If you love the movies, you owe it to yourself to see ‘Side by Side’. This documentary on the past, present, and future of cinema filtered aptly through the lens of the celluloid vs. digital debate is engrossing, entertaining, and vital. Somehow, filmmaker Christopher Kenneally and producer/interviewer/narrator Keanu Reeves manage to not make this project […]

Red Tails (**½)

‘Red Tails’ is one half of a decently good film. When the historical action flick is in the air chronicling dogfights, things are A-ok. However, when it is on the ground and dealing with its actual characters, things take a distinct turn for the worse. The good half isn’t quite good enough to ultimately get […]