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Willem Dafoe Remembers His First Mention in Variety

Willem Dafoe has played tough guys in films like “To Live and Die in L.A.,” starred in boundary-pushing pics like “The Last Temptation of Christ,” and been Oscar-nommed for his roles in “Platoon” and “Shadow of the Vampire.” He got sentimental as he reflected on coming of age in the 1970s New York theater scene and starring in his first film, 1981’s “Breakdown” (later retitled “The Loveless”). 367 more words


OBPC #82: The Hurt Locker, 2009

Rating: 3½ stars (out of 4)

The Hurt Locker (2009): Dir. Kathryn Bigelow.  Written by Mark Boal.  Starring: Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Brian Geraghty, Guy Pearce, and Ralph Fiennes. 330 more words

Oscars Best Picture Countdown

Time Warp: Bigelow and Besson's Falling Out Over Joan of Arc

In a recent interview in The Playlist, Luc Besson is speaking about The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc, “There were a bunch of American projects being developed at the time, so I said to myself: This is French history. 367 more words


Coming to Understand Ourselves - 'Zero Dark Thirty'

Last night I had the opportunity to finally see Zero Dark Thirty. My first thought was that this is a strange premise for a film: Here is a story that we all know from start to finish, in more or less fine degrees of detail. 1,374 more words

James Gandolfini

Top Ten Favorite Directors Part 1

Hello everyone! WHITE FLASH here with my Top Ten Favorite Directors list! I decided to share with everyone my top 10 favorite directors before I begin my director review posts which will start soon. 570 more words

[2009] The Hurt Locker

Recently, for no reason in particular, I’ve been obsessed with war.

I don’t know why I have a desire to see violence or connect with a soldier’s turbulent and uncertain lifestyle; I neither condone nor seek to kill or injure my enemy, and while my life is in transition, the uncertainty is more about approximate life choices. 868 more words

First Take

Movie Quote of the Day - Point Break, 1991 (dir. Kathryn Bigelow)

Ben Harp: You know nothing. In fact, you know less than nothing. If you knew that you knew nothing, then that would be something, but you don’t.
Johnny Utah: Yes, sir.

Movie Quote Of The Day