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Almodovar Revisited: All About My Mother–Second Masterpiece

My all-time favorite Almodovar melodrama.

Spielberg: Robopocalypse Vs. Edgardo Mortara

April 18, 2014–Which projects to direct when you are Steven Spielberg are not an easy choice, as it takes about two years from start to finish. At 68, Spielberg has a rich body of work behind him but he is yearning to begin a new one. Spielberg The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortarascribe Tony Kushner. Spielberg […]

Oscar Movies: Deep Waters (1948)–Oscar Nominee

Columbia In Henry King’s mediocre melodrama, Dean Stockwell plays an orphan who orchestrates a romance between his adoptive father-fisherman (Dana Andrews) and Jean Peters. The supporting ensemble includes Anne Revere and Ed Begley. Oscar Nominations: 1 Special Effects: Ralph Hammeras, Fred Sersen, and Edward Snder visual; Roger Heman, audible Oscar Context: The Special Effects Oscar […]

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X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST – Trailer

Directed by Bryan Singer. Starring Hugh Jackman, Michael Fassbender and Jennifer Lawrence. 20th Century Fox releasing on May 23, 2014.

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Transcendence: Johnny Depp Interview

Will’s a good guy who has the world’s best interests at heart in trying to achieve transcendence. But because he becomes so powerful, has access to basically all the information on the Internet–Johnny Depp

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Batman-Superman: Closer to Christopher Reeve Version

Fans are clinging to the more squeaky-clean Superman as depicted by Christopher Reeve in the iconic movies, instead of the comic book version of Superman who wreaked massive damage.

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Almodovar Revisited: All About My Mother–Second Masterpiece

My all-time favorite Almodovar melodrama.

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Almodovar Revisited: Live Flesh

Live Flesh is one of Almodovar’s best films, all the more significant for allotting equally strong roles for males and females

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Transcendence: Disappointing as Sci-Fi and as Depp Vehicle

“Transcendence,” the new Johnny Depp star vehicle, is a misfire, a lavishly-produced sci-fi-thriller that suffers from poor plotting and lacks heart or soul.

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Almodovar Revisited: Flower of My Secret

It’s a film that some critics (not me) consider to be Almodovar’s first truly “mature” work, because it’s devoid of visual excess or outlandish humor, and the heroine is more mature and complex than Kika.