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September 14, 2020

It’s a cliché, but timing is everything. Just ask Pierce Brosnan. In 1986, after a successful run on the detective series Remington Steele, he was set to take on the most prestigious of film roles as James Bond. Sadly or fortunately (depending on your take), producers...

September 7, 2020

In 1998, filmmaker Brian Helgeland accomplished a rare and notable feat. In the same week that he was being rightfully honored with an Academy Award for his work adapting L.A. Confidential to the silver screen, he was also bestowed a Golden Raspberry for his screenwrit...

August 31, 2020

Say what you will about Pulp Fiction, it’s legacy is undeniable. Not only did it guarantee a sustainable career for writer-director Quentin Tarantino but it ushered in a bold and groundbreaking era of independent film. But as with every trend-setting movie, not only we...

August 24, 2020

How much do you know about your neighbors? How much do you REALLY want to know? Podcasts, documentaries, and social media continually whet our appetite with all things “true crime.” And in almost each and every product/story we get a glimpse of suspects and perpetrator...

August 10, 2020

One of my favorite tropes in film and television is the “neighborhood hangout.” You know, that place where everybody knows everybody. That mythical haven where characters can spend countless hours, away from their loved ones and be sassed and supported by their surroga...

August 3, 2020

As a lifelong lover of literature, there has always been one format that attracts me more than others: the short story. I find true joy and wonderment in any author that can captivate an audience and tell an engrossing tale with complex characters in anywhere between 1...

January 27, 2020

In recent years, “ass-kicking” women have been getting their due on the big screen. Growing up when I did meant I was privy to the exploits of Pam Grier via the Blaxplotation era and Sigourney Weaver in the Alien franchise, but they seemed to be few and far in between....

January 20, 2020

One of my favorite films over the past fifteen years is American Gangster. The film is far from perfect but Ridley Scott’s sweeping saga detailing the rise and fall of drug kingpin Frank Lucas is endlessly watchable, due in no small part to the performances of Denzel W...

December 16, 2019

For many, the American adaptation of The Office is most notable for the star it made of Steve Carell. For the series’ first seven years, Carell’s take on Michael Scott brought “uncomfortable comedy” to new heights and reinvigorated the phrase, “That’s What She Said.” I...

July 9, 2019

As a lifelong aficionado of action films, I always get excited when something new and daring comes along. In the 80’s it was the birth of the Lethal Weapon and Die Hard series, films that became progressively cartoonish but still brought much needed energy and humor to...

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