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45 Years (2015)

UK 85m, Colour Director: Andrew Haigh; Cast: Charlotte Rampling, Tom Courtenay, Geraldine James, Dolly Wells 45 Years is a melancholy drama about Kate and Geoff, an outwardly happy couple who are … Continue reading

01/31/2016 · Leave a comment

Back Stage (1919)

US 26m, B&W, Silent Director: Roscoe ‘Fatty’ Arbuckle; Cast: Roscoe ‘Fatty’ Arbuckle, Buster Keaton, Al St. John, Charles A. Post, Molly Malone, Jack Coogan Sr. Back Stage is an amusing … Continue reading

01/30/2016 · Leave a comment

Carol (2015)

UK/US 118m, Colour Director: Todd Haynes; Cast: Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Sarah Paulson, Kyle Chandler Carol is a dramatic love story set during the early 1950s about the relationship between … Continue reading

01/30/2016 · Leave a comment

Four Sons (1928)

US 100m, B&W, Silent Director: John Ford; Cast: Margaret Mann, James Hall, Charles Morton, Ralph Bushman, George Meeker Four Sons is a melodrama from the perspective of a German family … Continue reading

01/29/2016 · Leave a comment

AFI American Screen Legends: Completed

I first posted the American Film Institute’s Film Legends page in March of 2011. Today, almost five years later, I have finally completed the short biographical summaries for all 50 … Continue reading

01/28/2016 · Leave a comment

Sidney Poitier

Born: February 20, 1927 As the first African-American to win an Academy Award for Best Actor, for his role in Lilies of the Field (1963), the Bahamian-born Sidney Poitier is best known … Continue reading

01/28/2016 · Leave a comment

Three on a Match (1932)

US 63m, B&W Director: Mervyn LeRoy; Cast: Joan Blondell, Warren William, Ann Dvorak, Bette Davis, Lyle Talbot, Humphrey Bogart, Allen Jenkins, Edward Arnold The lighting of three cigarettes from a … Continue reading

01/28/2016 · Leave a comment