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It’s the Pictures that Got Small: Charles Brackett on Billy Wilder and Hollywood’s Golden Age

It’s the Pictures that Got Small: Charles Brackett on Billy Wilder and Hollywood’s Golden Age

| January 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

Between 1932 and 1949, screenwriter Charles Brackett kept a diary of his everyday life working in Hollywood.  That diary has now been edited down to about 400 pages, chronically Brackett’s experiences during this tumultuous time in American and film history.  The book is largely focused on Brackett’s relationship with legendary writer/director Billy Wilder, who created […]

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The Duke Of Burgundy

The Duke Of Burgundy

| January 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

The limits of desire and fulfillment are dissected quite captivatingly in Peter Strickland’s latest film The Duke Of Burgundy. The story takes place in an unknown town and in the rooms and gardens of a seemingly ancient estate. There, Cynthia, played by Sidse Babett Knudesen, an assumed although never confirmed entomologist engages in a sadomasochistic relationship with […]

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Song of the Sea

Song of the Sea

| January 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

There are a few things that you can annually count on from the world of animation. Pixar will produce another Oscar-winner (or occasionally a Cars 2), and Dreamworks will put out Ice Age 73. However, every so often you get a work of animation that refutes the traditional paradigm. In 1993, it was The Nightmare […]

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Godzilla To Return To Movie Theaters

Godzilla To Return To Movie Theaters

| January 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

When you mention the name Godzilla, most people know something about the original movie and those that followed. There are however, many facts about the Godzilla cinematic experience that many people don’t know. The original Godzilla film, called Gojira, was made in 1954 and was directed by film legend Ishiro Honda, who was influenced by the […]

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Joe Sanders’ Best of 2014

Joe Sanders’ Best of 2014

| January 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

2014 has been an interesting year for film.  Maybe not as strong a year as ’12 or ’13, but I feel pretty good about the following list.  Keep in mind that I haven’t seen certain critically acclaimed movies from this year, including Whiplash, Nightcrawler, Boyhood, and Selma.  That being said, here are the best movies […]

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FilmMonthly talks to Director Keith Purvis about his film, Travis and Tabitha.

FilmMonthly talks to Director Keith Purvis about his film, Travis and Tabitha.

| January 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

We had the privilege in conducting this interview with first-time filmmaker Keith Purvis, about his film, Travis & Tabitha. He’s currently in the midst of a Indiegogo campaign, in order to finalize the film about 20 somethings in the city of Chicago, as they find out about each other and themselves. FilmMonthly: What is your […]

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Tusk: Kevin Smith’s Metamorphosis

Tusk: Kevin Smith’s Metamorphosis

| December 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

Tusk is the first movie of its kind. Starting as a discussion piece on Kevin Smith’s podcast Smodcast, the writer/director/podcaster spun a hypothetical yarn after reading an internet ad that captured his imagination. This ad was from a person seeking a roommate, but on the condition that this roommate don a makeshift walrus costume once […]

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The Guest

The Guest

| December 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

When Dan Stevens left Downton Abbey, how many people were heartbroken? I vividly remember the night that Matthew Crawley’s last episode aired and how my Facebook and Twitter feeds exploded with grief and despair. Oh lord, how everyone cried. It was a sad day indeed for fans of Downton Abbey. Knowing that The Guest would […]

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

| December 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

“It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door.  You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.” – J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings The wonderment of the above quote rings true for so many people, for so many reasons, […]

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A Walk Among the Tombstones

A Walk Among the Tombstones

| December 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Since Taken was released in 2006, Liam Neeson has been accused of playing the same role over again.  As an action star, his movies are thought to blend together into an indiscernible series of images narrated by a well-graveled voice.  There is some truth to these claims: Taken 2 was a little dull, Unknown was […]

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