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Joel & Ethan Coen: An Appreciation Part One

Joel and Ethan Coen are two of the best American filmmakers ever.  I’ve enjoyed their films over the years; they’re offbeat, humorous (especially at unexpected times), and noirish.  One of Joel’s early credits was working as an assistant editor on … Continue reading

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Defining 2012 Part Two

(continued from Defining 2012 Part One) One could argue that 2012 might have marked the end of the Men In Black franchise.  Men In Black 3 was released in 2012 to positive reviews but its domestic box office take was … Continue reading

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‘Corpse Bride’ & ‘Frankenweenie’

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Tim Burton, while known for his live action films (including 1989’s Batman, 1994’s Ed Wood, and 2010’s Alice In Wonderland), actually started out working in animation.  He attended the California Institute of the Arts to study character animation, and his classmates included John Lasseter, Brad Bird, John … Continue reading

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Big Fish (2003)

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[Note: This was an assignment for my Basic Reporting class in the Fall 2003 semester.  I wrote it on November 19, 2003, after attending a preview screening at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, NY (which was part … Continue reading

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The Films of Tim Burton Part Five

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In my previous entry (The Films of Tim Burton Part Four), I covered Mars Attacks! and Sleepy Hollow. Next up is 2001’s Planet of the Apes.  This was the second Tim Burton film that I got to see on the … Continue reading