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Movie of the week #30

Network (1976)

Directed by Sidney Lumet

Written by Paddy Chayefsky

Starring: Faye Dunaway, Peter Finch, Robert DuVall, Ned Beatty & William Holden.

George Clooney is on record as citing this film as perfect. 47 more words


Albino Alligator (1996)

Much like a stage play, this violent effort was a career first for actor Kevin Spacey in that he is the film’s director.

It’s a straight forward story with a compelling twist to those involved in a hostage taking plot line with a top notch cast assembled here for the proceedings led by Matt Dillon, Gary Sinise and William Fichtner. 515 more words

Daily Take

The Things We Do For Love

I’m 46 years old and should know better than to be growing out a mid-70’s homage to Bowie haircut. I may be a million miles away from looking like the thin white duke but sometimes I get so consumed by a piece of music, a book or film that I end up manifesting my obsessions in some way. 253 more words


Tom Recommends: Chinatown

Film noir is a style of cinema that hasn’t been done much in recent years.  Generally taking the form of a detective story, noir elements often include morally ambiguous at best protagonists dealing with shifty characters and no one is entirely trustworthy.  846 more words

Movies & TV

Barfly (1987)

Barfly is a semi-autobiographical film about the writer Charles Bukowski. The film was written by Bukowski himself and directed by French actor/director Barbet Schroeder. Barbet Schroeder made his screen debut in one of my favorite films ever, the Eric Rohmer directed short La Boulangère de Monceau (The Bakery Girl of Monceau), I’ll probably review that one here at some point. 463 more words



Before watching the movie:

Similar to how the Batman franchise spun off Catwoman, after three Christopher Reeve movies, the Superman franchise spun off Supergirl… 845 more words