Monthly Archives: January 2010

Kathryn Bigelow Wins DGA Award and the Top Films Directed by Women

On Saturday night, Kathryn Bigelow became the first woman ever to win the Directors Guild of America award for feature film directing for her film The Hurt Locker. It’s a huge honor and usually a precursor to an Academy Award … Continue reading

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2010 Academy Award Nomination Wish List

With the Academy Award nominations coming up in a few days, I thought I would put out my wish list. These are the people and the movies that I wish would get nominated. They may be overlooked or they may … Continue reading

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Music in Movies and Television

For me, there is nothing better than a well-placed song in a movie or television show. Music can do wonders to bring the audience into the scene and make them feel something extraordinary. Music also has the opposite effect. It … Continue reading

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‘The Damned United’ and a Further Look at Timothy Spall

The Damned United is a fascinating and true look at Brian Clough (Michael Sheen), the head coach of Leeds United for six weeks in 1974. Brian Clough was a rising star in the coaching ranks in England before he was … Continue reading

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The Joshua Centre Book Club: “Zeitoun” Part I

Part I – Pages 1-91 “Zeitoun” starts out in Part I as the typical American immigrant success story. Zeitoun is a hardworking family man that starts a successful local business. He treats his employees fairly and takes pride in his … Continue reading

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‘The Invention of Lying’ and Why it is Infuriating

The Invention of Lying is an infuriating movie. I usually love what Ricky Gervais creates. “The Office” and “Extras” are two amazing television series that weren’t just funny, they had a layer of melancholy and there were many truths to … Continue reading

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(500) Days of Summer

When Harry Met Sally and Sleepless in Seattle were modern genre-defining gems. They set the pace for twenty years and many, many romantic comedies followed their formula. On the one hand, there is When Harry Met Sally. They meet, she … Continue reading

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