The Last Picture Show: A Peter Bogdanovich Classic

Co-written with novelist Larry McMurtry, Peter Bogdanovich’s The Last Picture Show is a coming-of-age tribute to a bygone era of time. “Nobody wants to come to shows no more. Kid baseball in the summer, television all the time.” — Miss Mosey (Jessie Lee Fulton) to Duane Jackson (Jeff Bridges). Over fifty years later, these lines hit harder. Because of the pandemic, many theaters are fighting for their life. Movie palaces are especially fighting for their…

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Draft Day: NFL Film Bypasses Realism For Drama

Draft Day may not be the most realistic look an NFL office under pressure every April but this sports drama is still a solid film on rewatch. Whenever I hear Kevin Costner is starring in a sports movie, it commands my attention. When it comes to sports films, the man can do no wrong. Field of Dreams, Bull Durham, Tin Cup, need I say more? And so it was that I saw Costner on the…

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Requiem for a Dream: Director’s Cut on 4K Ultra HD

Darren Aronofsky’s second feature, Requiem for a Dream: Director’s Cut, arrives on 4K Ultra HD to celebrate the film’s 20th anniversary. There are certainly a few Oscar winners and nominees involved in the psychological drama:  Darren Aronofsky, Matthew Libatique, Ellen Burstyn, Jared Leto, and Jennifer Connelly.  Following its out-of-competition premiere during the 2000 Cannes Film Festival and North American premiere during the 2000 Toronto International Film Festival, the film would also receive plenty of critical…

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The Tale: Laura Dern Deserves All The Awards

While The Tale is a film that certainly would benefit from a theatrical release, it’s best viewed at home because of all the screaming at the screen.  This is, in part, due to the events that transpire on screen during the 1970s. The question at hand while viewing the film, which runs shy of two hours, is whether or not it qualifies as a Me, Too film.  Writer/director Jennifer Fox, a documentary filmmaker, uses a…

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