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Willkommen, Bienvenue, Welcome!

No, this isn’t the Kit Kat Klub, but rather a rebirth. Welcome to the new Film Central Reviews. For those of you joining me as I transition from blogger.com, I cannot thank you enough for your support. 258 more words


Longtime Oscar Telecast Director Killed In Bizarre Car Accident

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com)   —  Longtime Oscar director Marty Pasetta was killed Thursday in a bizarre car accident, according to reports.

Pasetta, 82, directed the Oscars 17 years in a row from 1972-1988. 226 more words



Released:  1970

Cast:  Donald Sutherland, Elliott Gould, Tom Skerritt, Sally Kellerman, Robert Duvall, Roger Bowen, Rene Auberjonois

Oscar Wins:  Best Adapted Screenplay (Ring Lardner Jr.) 453 more words

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die

Marty Pasetta, Longtime Oscarcast Director, Dies at 82

Marty Pasetta, best known for directing the Academy Awards telecast annually from 1972 to 1988, died Thursday night. He was 82.

Pasetta was struck by a car he had just exited in La Quinta, Calif., in Riverside County, … 202 more words


Who is the Best Actor of the 1980s?

Get ready. Things are about to get a little brutal. Just like the Best Actor race in the 2000s, we have a lot of big contenders here. 2,368 more words


Leslie Howard

This is a break from our (semi-)regularly scheduled blog. Rest assured, I am diligently watching the films for the 15th Academy Awards and preparing my commentary on each, but I just finished with the very fine British propaganda film  732 more words


1975: Barry Lyndon

Thanks to TOM  Tom and  MARK  who are hosting a mid-decade blogathon and allowing me to contribute. I selected the bewildering Stanley Kubrick film epic, … 957 more words