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    Follow My Lead: Top Ten Mentors in the Movies

    We all would like to believe that we have that someone special to look up to for guidance and direction. From time to time we practice the art of worship for the mentor that appears larger than life to us. Whether our designated mentors that we choose to follow are inspirational or insidious it does […] More

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    Our Favourite Fictional Bands: Fictional Band: Deathmøle from ‘Questionable Content

    Over the years, Jeph Jacques has created a universe bursting with interesting characters. His web comic, titled Questionable Content, focuses on Marten Reed who is just starting his new life in Northampton, Massachusetts. The comic follows Marten’s daily life, from work (currently at the college library) to hanging out at the local coffee shop, or drinking (usually […] More

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    Newsmakers and Media Shakers: Top Ten Reporters in the Movies

    For the sake of this particular movie column let’s just consider the media types of news personalities, journalists and reporters as interchangeable. With that in mind Newsmakers and Media Shakers: Top Ten Reporters in the Movies will look at some of cinema’s top inquirers in the name of getting down to the nitty-gritty in bringing the truth […] More

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    The 10 Best Journalism Movies

    The movie journalist is always caught up in scandal, gossip and invasions of privacy. Though plenty of movies have been made about authors, poets, and other writers, the physical act of writing and editing rarely makes it into Hollywood journalism. Thankfully, the more sensational aspects of media have made for scathing satire and commentary, loathsome […] More

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    Art imitating life: Philip Seymour Hoffman as Lester Bangs in ‘Almost Famous’

    When Philip Seymour Hoffman passed away, film fans remember his subtle genius in his performances.  Even though he has been celebrated for his later roles, the performance that resonates with me the most is his turn as the late rock journalist, Lester Bangs in Cameron Crowe’s semi-autobiographical film Almost Famous.  But, with Bangs also being […] More

  • The Best Films of the Decade: 2000 – 2009 Part 2 (Revised)

    134- Birth (2004) Directed by Jonathan Glazer Genre: Drama A stylistically bold movie that combines the surrealist work of Luis Buñuel while evoking the austere technical mastery of Stanley Kubrick, Birth is visually dazzling, always unpredictable and features lingering performances by Nicole Kidman and 11-year-old Canadian actor Cameron Bright. Coupled with an intriguing premise about […] More

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    The 100 Best Films of the Decade: 2000 – 2009 (part 2)

    89- Azumi (2003) Directed by Ryûhei Kitamura Genre: Fantasy, Adventure, Action Lovers of Asian cinema should love Azumi. A slick, relentless, violent yet beautiful genre piece with breathtaking stunt choreography and impressive wirework by Yuta Morokaji that makes the fight sequence in Kill Bill seem tame. – 88- The Proposition (2005) Directed by John Hillcoat […] More