Ms. Silver Screen: Woody Allen and His Last Two Films: Midnight in Paris, You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger

My introduction to Woody Allen came from the 1977 classic Annie Hall. I knew nothing of the bespectacled man before then, even though his work has been around for – quite literally – ever. In the four films of his that I have seen there have been some common characteristics. (I am almost ashamed to admit that Annie Hall, Vicky […]

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Great Moments in Cinema: Inglourious Basterds

Since the beginning of cinema, there have been movies about movies.  From Sherlock Jr. to Singin’ in the Rain to The Three Amigos, filmmakers have long been obsessed with looking inward at their own profession, and exploring the power of the medium.  Indeed, countless miles of celluloid have been expended in the effort to examine the myriad ways in which […]

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Great Moments in Cinema: There Will Be Blood

Throughout the history of cinema, filmmakers have striven to create memorable moments that will live on long after they are gone.  As a result, there have been countless indelible moments, scenes, and sequences that have left lasting imprints on the cinematic landscape, and given us some of our most powerful pop cultural iconography.  Sometimes these moments are quiet and restrained, […]

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Cinematic Soulmates: Iron Man and Robocop

The concept of the double feature may have fallen out of favor as a business model, but it endures among hardcore film fans because there are films that complement one another so perfectly that when they are taken together, the viewing experience becomes twice as rich and rewarding.  Sometimes, the connections between two films are obvious, but there are other […]

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