Monthly Archives: April 2016

GREEN ROOM

If there is anything I have learned from watching movies it is this: never, ever take that one last job. No matter how much money, no matter how great the chance of fame, no matter the guilt involved, never take … Continue reading

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TCM FILM FESTIVAL — 2016

For classic movie lovers, there is no greater film festival than the TCM Film Fest in Hollywood, California. Every spring, throngs of moviegoers descend on the honorary capital of moviemaking for a feverish, bleary-eyed three-day celebration of the moving image. … Continue reading

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MILES AHEAD

Miles Davis was a man of few words, but an endless stream of music. Though the story of Davis’s meeting with then First Lady Nancy Reagan at a White House dinner in 1987 is most likely false, the punch line … Continue reading

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TOO LATE

Film noir is about being a day late and a dollar short. Hence why the newly released Too Late is a classic noir set in modern-day L.A. A dirty, but honorable, private eye with a predilection for strippers, Samson (John … Continue reading

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LOUDER THAN BOMBS

If there is a truth in life, it is a simple one: everybody is trying their best. It’s an often-difficult truth to accept because it is far too easy to criticize one another for their shortcomings, their mistakes, their screw-ups. … Continue reading

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THE FIRST MONDAY IN MAY

Few arguments are rehashed ad nauseam quite like the debate over what is art and what is not art. In the right corner, wearing the red trunks, the Fine Arts: ars gratia artis. In the left corner, wearing the blue … Continue reading

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APRIL AND THE EXTRAORDINARY WORLD

Although America did not invent animation, it certainly has dominated it for over a century. Japan has tried, and very nearly succeeded to take the crown, but the one-two punch of Disney/Pixar is too much to contest, and many times … Continue reading

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