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‘Silence of the Lambs’ director Jonathan Demme died at 73 | A Tribute

‘Silence of the Lambs’ director Jonathan Demme died at 73 | A Tribute

“I was really hooked on movies at a very young age. The Manchurian Candidate (1962), along with Seven Days in May (1964), Fail-Safe (1964) and Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) were this quartet of anarchistic black-and-white American movies, each of which did things that you just […]

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“[PYLON] stands as shockingly modern and unparalleled these many years later.” -Michael Stipe, R.E.M. “PYLON is still my favorite Athens band, in fact, one of my favorite bands!” -Fred Schneider, The B-52s “All the cool kids are still diggin’ PYLON.” -Hunter S. Jones, Author Who can forget that immortal line from Rolling Stone magazine in […]

Film Review: Taxi Driver

Film Review: Taxi Driver

Tagline: “On every street in every city, there’s a nobody who dreams of being a somebody.” “You talking to me?” The most imitated and memorable line from Taxi Driver, was voted as the #10 movie quote by the American Film Institute. Taxi Driver (1976) is about an introverted, increasingly unstable ex-Marine, Travis Bickel [Robert DeNiro], […]

Alan Rickman 1946-2016

Alan Rickman 1946-2016

It has been a very rough start to the new year, losing so many incredible people so suddenly. Today. a small tribute to Alan Rickman, an actor and director of wit and humor and great intensity. Most young people know him from the Harry Potter films. though one of my favorites has always been “Truly, […]

Film Review: A Simple Plan

Film Review: A Simple Plan

A plane crash, a corpse of the pilot, a duffel bag filled with cash, and a simple plan. It’s a snowy Minnesota woods. The fantasy so many of us have had. ‘What if…’ It doesn’t happen often. But if there is a plan. Simple. Perfect. No such possibility. There are lethal miscalculations involved. First one, […]

In Memory of Wes Craven (1939 – 2015)

In Memory of Wes Craven (1939 – 2015)

From Dreams to Horrific Reality: Wes Craven’s Vision “Wes Craven was a pioneer. For most he is known as the creator of 1984’s “A Nightmare on Elm Street,” which birthed the horror movie icon Freddy Krueger…He created “Scream” — which influenced future filmmakers…Mr. Craven died on August 30, 2015, at the age of 76, leaving…a […]

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Film Review: “Bandits”

Film Review: “Bandits”

“Bandits” is a film determined to be clever and whimsical and an admitted comedy. It also contains moments of pathos, suspense and insight. It supports all of these. Once Cate Blanchett joins the film, it begins bubbling up all over the place. The love triangle never develops. It’s more of a romantic comedy than any […]

Remembrances: R.I.P. Omar Sharif

Remembrances: R.I.P. Omar Sharif

R.I.P Omar Sharif 10 April 1932 – 10 July 2015 Omar Sharif was an Egyptian actor. He began his career in his native country in the 1950s, but is best known for his appearances in both British and American productions. His films included Lawrence of Arabia (1962), Doctor Zhivago (1965) and Funny Girl (1968). A […]

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