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Biopics – Historical Hits and Misses

With the release this past week of Steven Spielberg’s much anticipated trailer for his upcoming film Lincoln, I thought it only prudent to dive into the ever-popular franchise of biopics. Accurately trying to depict a historical figure can be difficult… Continue Reading

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TIFF – Totally Interesting and Fascinating Films

Too early to be thinking about awards season? Never! In fact, the incessant Oscar buzz that usually hits its stride come the December releases has already started to make its mark at the Toronto International Film Festival, affectionately known as… Continue Reading

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Too Much Man Love in Hollywood?: Why ‘Hollywood Bromance’ Gets Old Fast

You can trace the origins of the Hollywood Bromance way back; one of my favorites from yesteryear being the coupling of director John Huston and his star of choice, Humphrey Bogart. Huston and Bogie made six films together during their respective careers including The Maltese Falcon, The African Queen, and my personal favorite, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre. With a combined love for hard booze and hard living, there’s no wonder why their frequent collaborations were cinematic gold. Continue Reading

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The School of Talk: Dialogue and Richard Linklater

There’s something just delectable about dynamically written dialogue. Alliteration aside, I love a film that just drips with carefully chosen words, placed just so within the context of a film. If you’ve ever tried to write dialogue for a film,… Continue Reading