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Wolfgang Petersen, RIP

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On August 18, 2022
We do need a word on Wolfgang Petersen here, as he has died at the age of 81. I see Peterson as one of a long line of European directors who directed amazing work at home, then came to Hollywood and became a competent studio hack. I don’t really use “competent studio hack” as quite […]

Caan

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On July 7, 2022

Should have had a better career overall and made a lot of very questionable choices (the list of roles he turned down is astounding), but of course he was great in The Godfather. RIP.

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Liotta

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On May 26, 2022
Given the centrality of Goodfellas to the culture of this site, I am sure that we will have more to say about the passing of Ray Liotta. I was always surprised that after his brilliant start, not only in Goodfellas but in Field of Dreams (a terrible movie but a good performance), that he would […]

William Hurt, RIP

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On March 13, 2022

A legend is gone. [SL] Friend of the blog Glenn Kenny has a great tribute. I plan on screening Broadcast News and Body Heat at my earliest convenience… [EL} Kenny’s ability to put somethin

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Indigenous Cinema

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On May 29, 2021
The Criterion Collection has long taken criticism for being very white and canonical in its approach. But with The Criterion Channel and its blog, it has really rectified that in great ways. Since it’s Saturday and not everything has to be so serious, I thought I’d link to this article on indigenous cinema and the […]

Kim Ki-Duk, RIP

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On December 12, 2020

The great Korean film maker has died of COVID-19, at the age of only 59. At this point, any discussion of Kim has to note that he was heavily implicated in the #MeToo movement in South Korea and it so

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