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    When I attended film school in the 1970's, they...

    When I attended film school in the 1970's, they placed a large emphasis on European directors (Fellini, Bergman, Godard, Renoir, Lean, etc), some Japanese directors (Kurosawa), and very few American...
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    Evidently Olivia de Havilland hated working with...

    Evidently Olivia de Havilland hated working with Ralph Richardson, but wouldn't elaborate on why. She always does one of those "knowing" smiles and stares at the interviewer. I wonder how many takes...
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    Mack the knife...

    Mack the knife...
  4. Should a movie produced by HBO/Showtime/Netflix...

    Should a movie produced by HBO/Showtime/Netflix etc, even though intended for its TV viewers, be considered for Academy Awards as long as it meets the obligation of being shown in a movie theater in...
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    I've no right to post anything here. As Chris so...

    I've no right to post anything here. As Chris so aptly put to me, "If you haven't seen the film, there's nothing you can say." Let me explain that in 1963, from her red-hot engagement as Guinevere on...
  6. I would love the Academy voters to break with the...

    I would love the Academy voters to break with the DGA and give it to Spike. The man's worked so hard and NEVER been nominated, not once. Cuaron has the potential tonight to make history with his name...
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    Thanks for the link, Chris. Switching now

    Thanks for the link, Chris. Switching now
  8. Cuaron can't take all the Oscars... or can he?...

    Cuaron can't take all the Oscars... or can he? Roma certainly the strong favorite, at least telling by the DGI. However, your fave - Lukasz Zal - did take home the ASC prize, a certain indicator...
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    Looks as if Roma is the shoe-in as ALFONSO CUARÓN...

    Looks as if Roma is the shoe-in as ALFONSO CUARÓN takes home the DGA for directing. He's in SO many categories for this film - producing, directing, writing, photog... what didn't he do?
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    Shame no one will ever see who won the "Best...

    Shame no one will ever see who won the "Best Cinematography" award as the Academy decided this year NOT to show the award until after its given during the commercial break. I mean, WTF! Where do they...
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    I could have sworn someone said Narnia.

    I could have sworn someone said Narnia.
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    I thought Peter lived in the UK.

    I thought Peter lived in the UK.
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    I would LOVE to hear from Peter (in England) who...

    I would LOVE to hear from Peter (in England) who made this site possible. Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year.
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    Hark the herald angels sing...

    Can you believe it? We're all still here? Merry Christmas and happy holidays to everyone. Here's a link to some cool stuff, just in case, like me, you've been under a rock. Best of luck and fortune...
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    I had no idea you worked in Egypt. The reviews...

    I had no idea you worked in Egypt. The reviews are, as always, a window into a cultural phenomenon of which most of us know so little. How revealing the depth of your reviews tend to be when it comes...
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    Sure about that date?

    Sure about that date?
  17. I find the whole question of self-examination one...

    I find the whole question of self-examination one full of false premises. Why am I like this? Why did (god) make me this way? We don't chose to be a certain way. Life hands us a mix of genes and we...
  18. Chloe Moretz was just on The Late Show with...

    Chloe Moretz was just on The Late Show with Steven Colbert (whom I recommend over all others) and talked about the film's premise. This is an excellent review, Chris, as always. Moretz gave a great...
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    I thought the most enthusiastic Stanley supporter...

    I thought the most enthusiastic Stanley supporter would find it intriguing. Did you watch the video? The exhibit looks incredible. Adam is a HUGE fan and posted an incredible video of Kubrick...
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    Ultimate Kubrick

    https://youtu.be/M0Sloitb9Jg
  21. Evidently, he and George Cukor had a thing? I...

    Evidently, he and George Cukor had a thing? I wonder. Cukor, known to be gay around Hollywood for decades (along with another famous director, Vincent Minnelli) was known as a "woman's director"...
  22. I don't know if you remember the film "Gigi" but...

    I don't know if you remember the film "Gigi" but Beaton, in addition to the incredible designs for the major "park scenes" that open and close the show, he also designed placards for Gaston's parties...
  23. Along with Orry-Kelly, Givenchy, and Edith Head,...

    Along with Orry-Kelly, Givenchy, and Edith Head, Cecil Beaton had a tremendous influence on the fashion industry and on film content in both Great Britain and in America. I would love to see this and...
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    Problem when you hired an actor known for one...

    Problem when you hired an actor known for one kind of delivery is that you get what you hired. I suppose that has some star appeal and box office appeal for insurance purposes. However, Star Wars is...
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    I saw an incredibly in-depth background video on...

    I saw an incredibly in-depth background video on YouTube regarding the Star Wars universe where they talk about the entire history. How they derived this information is anyone's guess. I suppose...
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