Monthly Archives: December 2013

2013: Another Year of Moviegoing

2013 was an excellent year at the movies, but I said the exact same thing about 2012. Film critic for The New Yorker, Richard Brody, chose to open his year-end summary with this quote, “The year 2013 has been an … Continue reading

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THE WOLF OF WALL STREET

In a year where directors are inseparable from the subject of their movies (To The Wonder, Pain & Gain, Inside Llewyn Davis, Nebraska, and many more), one rises above the rest of the pack. The Wolf of Wall Street is … Continue reading

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Born On This Day – December 30

“The most important purpose of the commercial film-maker is to produce entertainment which will draw the largest possible number of the paying public into the cinema, and keep them there. You could gather a large number of people together to … Continue reading

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Born On This Day – December 28

“Art—authentic art—is simple. But simplicity demands the maximum of artistry. The camera is the director’s pencil. It should have the greatest possible mobility in order to record the most fleeting harmony of atmosphere. It is important that the mechanical factor … Continue reading

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Born On This Day – December 27

“With a short you are allowed to do whatever you want. It’s like if you have a girlfriend and she tells you that you can do whatever you want. That’s very exciting.” –Gaspar Noé

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Movie Beat – 12.25.13

47 Ronin – A ronin is a master-less samurai, a drifter, a wanderer who makes his way from village to village, performing meaningless tasks for room and board. Kai (Keanu Reeves) joins up with a bunch of other ronin, 46 … Continue reading

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Born On This Day – December 24

“You think you know fuck everything and I know fuck nothing. Well let me tell you, I know fuck all!” “The next time I want an idiot to do this, I’ll do it myself!” –Michael Curtiz (and his wonderful grasp of … Continue reading

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Movie Beat – 12.20.13

All The Light In The Sky – Marie (Jane Adams) is an actress living in Malibu and desperately needs a job. Not because she is broke or because she owes a bunch of money to the mob, but because she … Continue reading

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Born On This Day – December 20

“Luck is an art.” –George Roy Hill

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Movie Beat – 12.18.13

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues – They’re back! After being fired and humiliated by his wife, the greatest news anchorman ever to fill the chair, Ron Burdgundy, and his compatriots are back and they are taking over the global news … Continue reading

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