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What is the best movie monologue ever?

A great monologue is a delicate balance between screenwriting and performance.  When this perfect balance is achieved, we get unforgettable scenes that vastly improve the films they are in. 1,279 more words


A Cure for the Addiction: Requiem for a Dream - Hubert Selby Jr. (1978)

When wanting to understand the nature of addiction and the human condition, I’d suggest that Requiem for a Dream is one of the most honest reflections of the human psyche. 424 more words

The Year’s Top 10 Movies

The Academy Awards Ceremony is only a few days away, which means it’s time for my annual top ten movies! The first list has my favorite movies that came out this year and the second my favorite movies I saw this year that aren’t from 2016. 1,123 more words


100 Films @ 10: Great Scenes

Howard Hawks famously said that a good movie was simply “three good scenes and no bad ones”. For today’s list, I’m focusing on examples of the former. 1,311 more words


We Got A Winner: The relentlessly bleak world of Requiem For A Dream.

There are films with intense subject matter, films with an oppressively bleak outlook, and then there is Requiem For A Dream. That’s not to diss it in any way, it is an incredible piece of work by director Darren Aronofsky, adapting the novel by Hubert Selby Jr admirably, it is just such a dark study of addiction in its varying forms that it isn’t advised to be viewed lightly and without duly bracing for the experience. 401 more words


“They laughed and put their arms around each other and kissed, first gently, then more passionately, and Harry pulled his face back a few inches and looked at Marion, I love you, and kissed her on the tip of her nose, her eyelids, her cheeks, then her soft lips, her chin, her neck, her ears, then nuzzled his face in her hair and caressed her back with his hands and breathed her name in her ear, Marion, Marion, I love you, and she gently moved with the flow and felt his words and kisses and feelings flow through her, easing away all her problems, her doubts, her fears, her anxieties and she felt warm and alive and vital. 143 more words