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Best Movies of 2019

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On February 9, 2020
It’s bad enough to try and put together of a “best of” music post at the end of the year, but with film distribution realities and the cavalcade of prestige films that happen at the very end of the year to impress Oscar voters, it’s really impossible to do so with film unless you are […]

Danny Aiello, RIP

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On December 13, 2019

One of the truly great character actors is no more. Do the Right Thing (of course). But also Léon the Professional, Fort Apache the Bronx, Purple Rose of Cairo, and so many others, plus the father in

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Medium Cool Indeed

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On October 11, 2019
For an actor who was never really successful or a star, Robert Forster sure was in a lot of interesting films. And whatever you make think of Tarantino he’s always had a brilliant eye for great and forgotten actors, as he showed with Forster in Jackie Brown. RIP. Share

Fonda

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On August 16, 2019

Peter Fonda was more myth than actor, thanks to him living a lifetime of fame based on Easy Rider. That movie doesn’t necessarily age well, especially the acid trip scene in New Orleans, but you

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This is the grave of Lee Marvin. Born in 1924 in New York City, Marvin grew up in a well-off family. His father was an advertising executive and his mother a fashion writer. His parents however were all-in on the romanticizing of the Confederates who committed treason in defense of slavery; his name of “Lee” […]
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Inside this family tomb lies Edward G. Robinson. Born Emanuel Goldenberg in Bucharest, Romania in 1893, his family decided to move to the U.S. in 1904 to escape anti-Semitism. His family joined the hordes crowding into the Lower East Side. For many people this extremely crowded world was traumatic, but the young Goldenberg loved it. […]

Agnès Varda, RIP

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On March 29, 2019

The brilliant and pioneering filmmaker Agnès Varda has died. In my view, the second greatest living director, behind only Scorsese, Varda’s career is a tribute to the glory of film as a medium,

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