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Harmony Lessons (Uroki Garmonii)- Tribeca Film Festival 2013

Harmony Lessons (Uroki Garmonii)- Tribeca Film Festival 2013

| May 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

Visually arresting and psychologically engrossing, Harmony Lessons (Uroki Garmonii) is a commanding feature debut from Kazakh filmmaker Emir Baigazin, who with a clear and ambitious vision unearths harsh truths through harsh metaphoric imagery and austere storytelling. Deep in a stark, isolated rural village in Kazakhstan thirteen-year-old Aslan lives with his grandmother. The scientifically-inclined boy is […]

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Those Lovely Angels: A Dirty Pair Retrospective

Those Lovely Angels: A Dirty Pair Retrospective

| April 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

Written by Haruka Takachiko and illustrated by Yoshikazu Yasuhiko, the Dirty Pair series is something that many newer anime fan’s have never heard of. Beginning in 1980, the series spans over eight novels in total, as of 2007, but has countlessly been adapted into many of the various outlets of anime. TV shows, OVA’s and […]

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The Best of Warner Bros. 20 Film Collection: Musicals

The Best of Warner Bros. 20 Film Collection: Musicals

| February 17, 2013 | 1 Comments

Warner Bros. is celebrating their 90th anniversary this year with the release of a series of expansive box sets highlighting 50 and 100 of the best/most celebrated films the studio’s ever released, 20 Academy Award-winning Best Pictures, adaptations of Superman on television, and selections of the studio’s output in the genres of romance and the […]

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The 2012 FilmMonthly Holiday Gift Guide

The 2012 FilmMonthly Holiday Gift Guide

| December 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

Welcome to The Holiday Gift Guide from Film Monthly, where we select some releases that would be a welcome  addition to anyone’s media library!         Gifts For the Kiddies   Scout and Friends: Numberland and Scout and Friends: Phonics Farm “Your little one will love watching and interacting with these movies, all the while […]

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Io Racconto: The Literature of Pier Paolo Pasolini

Io Racconto: The Literature of Pier Paolo Pasolini

| June 7, 2012 | 0 Comments

After recently reviewing Pier Paolo Pasolini’s Ragazzi di Vita, the poet/writer/director’s first novel, on my blog, I decided to dust off (and polish) this essay I wrote on Pasolini some time ago. In “Io Racconto,” I examine the dense Trilogy of Life– ‘The Decameron’, ‘Canterbury Tales’, and ‘Arabian Nights’– as the literary vehicles Pasolini uses for his […]

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This Sherlock Knows His Sh*t

This Sherlock Knows His Sh*t

| April 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

For the last decade, some of the best television in America has been… made in Britain, no small amount of that from the mind of Steven Moffat, who gave us the British Coupling (quite good), as well as the pilot for the American version (quite dreadful, courtesy of network meddling), and also managed to successfully […]

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TCM CLASSIC FILM FESTIVAL REPORT

TCM CLASSIC FILM FESTIVAL REPORT

| April 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

By Paul Fischer and Calhoun Kersten Hollywood boulevard is a bustling sea of energy. Even more than usual. Not just because tourists are busily photographing the Hollywood stars but avid move lovers are gathering en masse for the 2012 TCM Classic Film Festival. There are lots of film festivals but none that celebrate Hollywood’s golden […]

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21 Jump Street

21 Jump Street

| March 22, 2012 | 0 Comments

Patrick Hasburgh and Stephen J. Cannell’s television drama 21 Jump Street was notable for a couple of reasons. First, it aired on the Fox Network for 103 episodes, becoming an early hit for the fledgling broadcasting company. Secondly, it sparked Johnny Depp’s acting career. Now, a cinematic adaptation of the same name has been helmed […]

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My Reaction to Oscar Nominations for 2011 Films

My Reaction to Oscar Nominations for 2011 Films

| January 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

RANT Since the first time the Oscars were first telecast in the mid-fifties, I’ve been enthusiastic about them. I haven’t missed a telecast. Starting in the mid-sixties or maybe before, I have seriously followed the nomination process. Without exception, in the past, I’ve agreed with a huge percentage of the choices receiving nomination. NOT THIS […]

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