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Posts from the ‘Reviews’ Category

2
Feb
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Famous French Actors

This year several wonderful French related films have received nominations to the 2012 Oscars. Specifically these are: The Artist, HUGO and Midnight in Paris. Although this may seem surprising to some people, in reality the Cinema of France has always been great contributor to the film industry. Read moreRead more

28
Jan
Midnight-in-Paris

Midnight in Paris

Director Woody Allen’s 2011 film Midnight in Paris is a true love and joy. And how can it not be since it’s set in Paris, the love capital city of the world? As I promised in a previous post yesterday that I would be reviewing the last of …  Read moreRead more

27
Jan
Hugo

HUGO

In the run up to the Oscars, Martin Scorsese’s, 2011 film HUGO has gotten eleven nominations; thus, making it one of the strongest contenders to sweep the event. There is no question that Mr. Scorsese has established himself as one of the leading movie directors of the past several decades … Read moreRead more

24
Jan
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The Artist

Released in May 2011, this French film is a must see. That is, if you’re a film buff. It is daring; I mean it’s a silent black and white movie … in the 21st Century? I think director Michel Hazanavicius simply hit this one outta the ballpark! Oh yes, our trusty IMDB rates it at a whopping 8.5! Read moreRead more

15
Jan
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Out of Sight —Love Scene

There is no question that director Steven Soderbergh’s 1998 American crime film is a most delightful sophisticated gem; an all out class act. It was and would be more than likely enjoyed by mature audiences. Read moreRead more

25
Dec
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The Adoration of the Christ Child

Last night I had the fortune of watching BBC’s 50 minute HD programmed called “The Adoration of the Christ Child.” This documentary is based on the painting by Carmelite Friar Filippo Lippi called “Adoration in the Forest“, which was completed in 1459. Read moreRead more

19
Dec
Oscar-Wilde

A Woman of No Importance

A Woman of No Importance by Oscar Wilde, 1893

I love everything that I have read, written by Oscar Wilde. And although this play is by far not one of his best, particularly when we compare it to other of his wonderful plays such as The Importance of Being Ernest, in the end, it is most gratifying. Read moreRead more

5
Dec
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Life in a day

This is the story of a single day on earth; a free full feature 90-minutes YouTube film by Oscar-winning director Kevin Macdonald and produced by legendary movie director Sir Ridley Scott. Btw, Ridley Scott directed the movie Blade Runner which I mentioned on a previous post below. Read moreRead more

29
Nov
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Blade Runner

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick, 1968. It is kind of interesting but I have observed that when a novel starts off as kind of dullish, it is a sign that it will turn out to be a wonderful book, in the end. Read moreRead more

28
Nov
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East of Eden

East of Eden is a 1952 novel by John Steinbeck. Recently I watched the 1955 film East of Eden based on John Steinbeck’s fantastic novel and directed by Elia Kazan. After more than half a century this movie hasn’t lost its luster and power. If you haven’t seen it… Read moreRead more

27
Nov
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The Grapes of Wrath

The Grapes of Wrath a master piece novel by John Steinbeck published in 1939. Somewhere I read recently that the Nobel Prize committee needed author John Steinbeck more than John Steinbeck needed them and I suspect whoever said that is correct. Read moreRead more

27
Nov
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The Catcher in the Rye

The Catcher in the Rye is a 1951 novel by J. D. Salinger. I am not a fast reader. However, I started reading this book yesterday and I was done reading it today. From the first line in the book, I was hooked. And then, how can you not be. I mean, it just hits you like a ton of bricks. The only criticism that I have is to myself for not having read it, … way, way, way before. Read moreRead more