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Top Ten Films of 2016 – Reinventing Genre, Celebrating Cinema?

The presentation of the Academy Awards is the perfect time to reflect on what the best movies of the previous year really were.  As opposed to scrambling out a top ten list that gets heavily influenced by all of the year-end Oscar bait, taking some time to consider, and even revisit favorites a few months… Continue reading Top Ten Films of 2016 – Reinventing Genre, Celebrating Cinema?

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‘La La Land’ – A Hollywood Dream, Fully, Magnificently Realized?

Great musicals of the past represent the ultimate Hollywood realization – flights of fancy as works of art that don’t seem to have a place in these cynical modern times.  It’s a rare thing when studios back a full blown, star-studded song-and-dance show, and when they do, it’s usually big screen versions of popular Broadway… Continue reading ‘La La Land’ – A Hollywood Dream, Fully, Magnificently Realized?