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Jean Jacques Annaud: Dancing with Chinese Wolves

Jean Jacques Annaud: Dancing with Chinese Wolves

| September 4, 2015

Acclaimed Oscar winning director Jean Jacques Annaud was born in Draveil, south of Paris, France, Annaud attended the prestigious L’Institut des Hautes Etudes Cinematographiques. He graduated at the age of 20 and quickly achieved success directing commercials. Two years later he was sent to the French Cameroons as an Army Film Director by the National Service. […]

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The Sender

The Sender

| August 26, 2015

Wes Craven’s A Nightmare on Elm Street made a huge impact on horror and pop culture in 1984 with its story of a killer stalking teenagers in their dreams. But a couple of years before Freddy made his debut, a much lower-profile horror film used a character who terrorized people with dreams. The Sender (1982) […]

3rd Annual Portland Film Festival

3rd Annual Portland Film Festival

| August 26, 2015

Portland Film Festival announced the feature film competition programs, opening and closing screenings, music and midnight sections, tribute presentations, northwest, and special screenings for the 2015 Portland Film Festival.  The 3rd Annual festival is a weeklong event of 214 screenings of feature length and short films from around the world, red carpet world premieres, tributes to filmmaking legends, […]

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The Last American Virgin

The Last American Virgin

| August 25, 2015

The Last American Virgin (1982) is The Cannon Group’s attempt at a coming-of-age teen sex comedy that, while not entirely successful, stands apart from the others in its own right. In the realm of teen sex comedies, it serves as a logical descendant of Porky’s (released earlier the same year) and is a clear spiritual […]

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BOGDANOVICH RETURNS TO CINEMATIC FARCE. Exclusive Interview by Paul Fischer in Los Angeles.

BOGDANOVICH RETURNS TO CINEMATIC FARCE. Exclusive Interview by Paul Fischer in Los Angeles.

| August 21, 2015

It would be fair to say that iconic director, author and some time actor Peter Bogdanovich is nothing if not a Hollywood survivor. An enfant terrible from Hollywood’s independent landscape of the 70s and 80s, the acclaimed director of such classics as The Last Picture Show, Paper Moon and What’s up Doc? continues to defy […]

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Black Harvest Film Festival set at the Gene Siskel Film Center

Black Harvest Film Festival set at the Gene Siskel Film Center

| August 17, 2015

Through September 3, the Gene Siskel Film Center invites Chicago to celebrate the 21st edition of the “Black Harvest Film Festival,” exploring the stories, images, heritage and history of the Black experience in the United States and around the world through film and video. Talent is the key word in describing “Black Harvest:” an abundant […]

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Fantastic Four Members Ranked

Fantastic Four Members Ranked

| August 12, 2015

Sci-fi fans are in for a treat in the Summer of 2015, with the brand new Fantastic Four film hitting the big screen on 6th August. With brand new director Josh Trank of Chronicles taking the helm and a brand new cast filling in the roles of The Four, we can expect a high octane version to […]

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Joe’s Mission: Impossible Ranking

Joe’s Mission: Impossible Ranking

| August 7, 2015

I thought that instead of just doing a review of Mission: Impossible: Rogue Nation, I’d take the opportunity to offer my opinion for how the five movies in the franchise rate against each other.  I’ve been hearing a lot of people on the podcasts I listen to rank the espionage thrillers, and I wanted a […]

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Fantastic Four

Fantastic Four

| August 7, 2015

As I write this, Fantastic Four has a 9% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and honestly I don’t know why it’s being so universally panned.  It’s not perfect by any means, and I’ll get to my issues with it, but the predominant criticism I keep reading is that it’s boring.  I was never bored by it.  […]

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Pixels and Why Video Game Films Suck

Pixels and Why Video Game Films Suck

| August 5, 2015

2015′s Pixels is one of the biggest flops to come out of this year’s summer blockbuster season. An Adam Sandler vehicle purporting to pay tribute to the golden age of video games while making it clear that the film’s creators find them to be outdated and lame, Pixels ironically pressed all of the wrong buttons. […]

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