Monthly Archives: July 2014

Born On This Day – July 30, 1970

“Films are subjective-what you like, what you don’t like. But the thing for me that is absolutely unifying is the idea that every time I go to the cinema and pay my money and sit down and watch a film … Continue reading

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Born On This Day – July 30, 1960

“My plan B has always been to make a film about people who talk a lot.” –Richard Linklater

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Born On This Day – July 30, 1939

“I always thought that the goal in movies was to extinguish disbelief.” –Peter Bogdanovich

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Born On This Day – July 29, 1921

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THE IMMIGRANT

Two sisters have left Poland and joined the huddled masses seeking the freedom that America offers. Their quest will not be an easy one, as one of the sisters; Magda (Angela Sarafyan) has tuberculosis and must be quarantined. The other … Continue reading

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THE DOUBLE

The Double, an adaptation of Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s 1866 novella, is brought to the screen via writer/director Richard Ayoade and co-screenwriter Avi Korine. What Ayoade and Korine get right is Dostoyevsky’s impending sense of doom. No one is going to walk … Continue reading

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Born On This Day – July 26, 1928

“I’ve got a peculiar weakness for criminals and artists, neither takes life as it is. Any tragic story has to be in conflict with things as they are.” –Stanley Kubrick

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Born On This Day – July 26, 1922

“It’s marvelous to direct her. She’s enormously professional and understands that in the final analysis the last word is mine. Actually, working with Julie on a film is a whole lot easier than working with many people that I’m not … Continue reading

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HAPPY CHRISTMAS

Jenny (Anna Kendrick) is down on her luck and has decided to move in with her brother, Jeff (Joe Swanberg), his wife, Kelly (Melanie Lynskey) and their toddler (Jude-the director’s son). It seems like a good idea for all three … Continue reading

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Movie Beat – 7.25.14

And So It Goes – Oren Little (Michael Douglas) is not a nice guy and he prefers it that way. He makes his living as a realtor, and he gets his kicks by making others completely miserable. Then his estranged … Continue reading

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