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Scorsese on Superhero Movies

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On November 4, 2019
Martin Scorsese got a lot of grief for dismissing superhero and related movies a few weeks ago. He goes to the Times to explain what he actually means and I think he is right on here. The problem isn’t the movies themselves per se. After all, it’s not as if there haven’t always been bad […]

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

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 Otto Preminger. Born in 1905 to a wealthy and powerful Jewish family in modern Ukraine, where his father was a prominent legal official in the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Preminger didn’t stay there too long. In World War I, Russia invaded and took over his town. The Preminger family fled to modern […]
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Pixar Films, Ranked

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On June 21, 2019
I haven’t seen every Pixar film, not having children and all. But I thought this list was pretty good, especially somewhat dissing Up. Up is the Saving Private Ryan of Pixar, in that a wonderful and powerful opening scene masks a really dumb movie. Anyway, we need something to argue about that is less depressing […]
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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, whether in traditional feature films, political documentaries, and the power of self and societal exploration. To my mind, only perhaps her good […]

Marker

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On March 27, 2019

Chris Marker is one of the most unique and fascinating filmmakers in the genre’s history, a man who documented the political world of the 20th century with a sympathetic pessimism with which I f

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