Monthly Archives: January 2015

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Inherent Vice (2014)

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“Is that a swastika on that man’s face?” asks “Doc” Sportello.  Dr. Threeply responds, “No, it isn’t.  That’s an ancient Hindu symbol meaning ‘all is well.’  It brings good fortune, luck, and well-being.” Paul Thomas Anderson has emerged over the last two … Continue reading

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Blu-ray Tuesdays: 1/27/15 Recommendations

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Howl’s Moving Castle & Ponyo & The Wind Rises

(For Miyazaki’s first eight films, check out The Castle of Cagliostro & Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, Castle In the Sky & My Neighbor Totoro, Kiki’s Delivery Service & Porco Rosso, and Princess Mononoke & Spirited Away) Hayao Miyazaki … Continue reading

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Blu-ray Tuesdays: 1/20/15 Recommendations

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What’s Up, Doc? The Animation Art of Chuck Jones Exhibition

The Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, NY is currently playing host to an exhibition called What’s Up, Doc? The Animation Art of Chuck Jones (which will be there through January 19, 2015; check here for the exhibition’s itinerary).  The exhibition … Continue reading

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2014 Academy Award Nominations

The nominations for the 87th Academy Awards were announced this morning, and I have to say that I’m quite surprised about some of the nominees (as well as which films got snubbed).  Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s Birdman and Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest … Continue reading

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Big Eyes (2014)

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“Why are their eyes so big?” asks Ruben.  Walter Keane responds, “The eyes are the windows to the soul!” After several collaborations in a row with Johnny Depp and a second stop-motion animated film (the Oscar-nominated Frankenweenie), Tim Burton decided … Continue reading