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January 14: Happy Birthday Steven Soderbergh and Lawrence Kasdan

Steven Soderbergh celebrates his 55th birthday today.  As the son of a university administrator, he had a somewhat nomadic youth, ending up in Louisiana for his high school years, when he began making Super 8 films.  1,043 more words

Celebrity Birthdays

The Best Years of Our Lives - Review

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William Wyler’s films are award favourites but I haven’t always loved his work consistently. At his best, he’s created tender melodramas or entertaining comedies and at his worst, he feels unbelievably bloated.  858 more words

Film Reviews

Trying to Take Stock

There are many films about World War II.  Most of them are action flicks.  Some are anti-war.  Others deal with the horrors of war in general.   563 more words

Forty Years Apart: Disability Shines on the Oscar Stage. 

The Oscars have honored several actors for portraying characters with disabilities. However, the two performers I’ll profile actually lived with the disabilities they portrayed on-screen. 352 more words

The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)

The very first English language film I remember watching was a war film (a farcical comedy called Our Miss Fred, which I’ve never managed to get hold of since). 2,023 more words

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