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Oscar Predictions

Sharpen your crayons and mark your ballots. Here are tonight’s big winners: BEST ACTOR     Funny how a 41-year-old actor can actually be considered overdue for an Oscar, but that seems to be the sentiment pushing Leonardo DiCaprio over the finish line. He has delivered many more dynamic performances in prior years, but he definitely bled … Continue reading

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Bringing macho back

Much has been written the past several years about the “Aussie Invasion” in Hollywood. Or was it the “Invasion of the Brits?” Regardless, both commentaries revolved around the same undeniable premise: that male American actors are getting kicked in the teeth by the mates from down under and the blokes from across the pond. This … Continue reading

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So, you think you wanna make movies?

There have been many films made about the making of a film. Two of my favorites: Federico Fellini’s 8 1/2 and Robert Altman’s The Player. Both wicked sexy, witty, and ultra cynical. Both also made by monumentally celebrated filmmakers. To really glimpse what it takes to make a movie, though, I suggest looking at two smaller films made by not-so-celebrated … Continue reading