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Embracing the Melodrama Part II #76: Children of a Lesser God (dir by Randa Haines)

So, we all know that The Hurt Locker was the first best picture winner to have been directed by a woman.  And we also all know that, when Kathryn Bigelow won her Oscar for that film, she was the first woman to win the Academy Award for Best Director. 560 more words


Film Review: Stockholm, Pennsylvania (dir by Nikole Beckwith)

I think I’m going to start writing Stockholm, Pennsylvania fanfic.  It’s not that I’m a fan of this particular movie.  It’s just that, after watching it last night, I’m convinced that I could probably write a better version of the same story.   748 more words


Embracing the Melodrama Part II #63: American Gigolo (dir by Paul Schrader)

Well, here we are!  A month and two days ago, I announced the start of Embracing the Melodrama Part II, a 126-film series of reviews.  At the time, I somewhat foolishly declared that I would manage to review all of these films in just three weeks!   597 more words


Happy 100th Birthday, George Orson Welles!

Today is the 100th birthday of the great filmmaker and showman Orson Welles!  And what better way to celebrate than listening to the famous 1938 radio broadcast of… 50 more words


Embracing the Melodrama Part II #60: Burnout (dir by Graham Meech-Burkestone)

Le sigh.

In the future, when I decide to do a HUGE and impractical series of reviews, I’m going to make sure that I only include films that I’ve already seen.   336 more words