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Films No One Needs

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On September 28, 2018
FFS: Bill Cosby may be in jail. Harvey Weinstein may be in hiding. But Roman Polanski is alive and well, and planning his first movie in the #MeToo era. He even has an Oscar-winning actor attached. French producers Légende Films confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter that Polanski will begin filming his next movie, the political […]
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Van Sant

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On July 16, 2018
This ranking of Gus Van Sant movies reminds me of two things. First, Drugstore Cowboy should be #1 because it’s an astounding film. Second, it’s highly unlikely Van Sant has a good movie left in him, given that it’s been a decade of mediocre to clunkers after the excellent Paranoid Park from 2007. Which is […]

Podcasting

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On May 24, 2018

I was lucky enough to be on The Sound and the Furious Podcast last week, with scholars seeking to combine academia and pop culture in ways that reach out to a broad audience. The subject was “Th

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This is the grave of Preston Sturges. Arguably the greatest comedic director since Chaplin, Sturges was born in 1898 in Chicago. His mom was an artist-type and pretty eccentric. She left her husband when Sturges was a baby and went to Paris to start an singing career. That didn’t really go anywhere. She returned to […]

Milos Forman

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On April 17, 2018

As you may have seen, Milos Forman has died. Ultimately, his career is defined by a couple of great movies, followed by a series of solid but not spectacular Hollywood productions. Nothing wrong with

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Sekigawa’s Hiroshima

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On March 2, 2018
I have long been fascinated with World War II movies. Unlike literature, where the war didn’t lead to as many great works as one might think, there are an amazing number of astounding World War II movies. Some were made at the time, some after the war. It coincided with probably the greatest period of […]
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