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Noah Forrest

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Review: Halloween

Let’s just get it out of the way: Rob Zombie should not have remade Halloween. That being said, however, I don’t think it was a terrible idea for Rob Zombie to make this movie … let me explain. I think most remakes are usually bad ideas, but I also think that if you’re going to remake a movie…

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Who Will Be… The Next Scorsese?

About seven and a half years ago, Esquire Magazine asked five film critics to nominate a young director to answer the question, “Who is the next Scorsese?”  The man himself even offered up his own nomination. What does it mean to be the next Martin Scorsese?  I’m going to say that it means a filmmaker of unique…

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10 Movies To Keep An Eye On This Fall

Like most lovers of quality films, I love turning the calendar page from August to September.  I love to say goodbye to the big-budget behemoths that had crowded the multiplexes for the past four months and say hello to the movies that have something to say.  As the weather gets cooler and cooler, the films…

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The Horrific State Of The Horror Film

Like most cinephiles, I have a fondness in my heart for horror movies.  I would not go so far as to say that it is my favorite genre, but I find horror films to be the most visceral experience one can have in a movie theater.  When we see something on screen that scares us,…

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No Reservations? No Leading Lady

Catherine Zeta-Jones is an extraordinarily beautiful woman and a pretty good actress.  It is quite unfortunate for her that she was not born fifty years earlier because would have been one of the premier movie stars of the forties and fifties.  That beautiful face of hers, the slightly exaggerated mannerisms in her roles, that husky…

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Steven Spielberg: A Defense

Steven Spielberg has been the center of much talk lately, little of it having to do with his filmmaking.  There is the controversy about his being the artistic director of the 2008 Beijing Olympics, something that Mia Farrow has blasted him for, even calling him the “Leni Riefenstahl of the Beijing games.”  There is also much…

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“We don’t have any idea what the universe is. Wise people have always told us that this is proof you shouldn’t think, because thinking leads you nowhere. You just build over this huge construction of misunderstanding, which is culture. The history of culture is the history of the misunderstandings of great thinkers. So we always have to go back to zero and begin differently. And maybe in that way you have a chance not to understand but at least not to have further misunderstandings. Because this is the other side of this question—Am I really so brave to cancel all human culture? To stop admiring the beauty in human production? It’s very difficult to say no.”
~ László Krasznahorkai

“I have a license to carry in New York. Can you believe that? Nobody knows that, [Applause] somebody attacks, somebody attacks me, oh, they’re gonna be shot. Can you imagine? Somebody says, oh, it is Trump, he’s easy pickings what do you say? Right? Oh, boy. What was the famous movie? No. Remember, no remember where he went around and he sort of after his wife was hurt so badly and kill. What?  I — Honestly, Yeah, right, it’s true, but you have many of them. Famous movie. Somebody. You have many of them. Charles Bronson right the late great Charles Bronson name of the movie come on.  , remember that? Ah, we’re gonna cut you up, sir, we’re gonna cut you up, uh-huh.


One of the great movies. Charles Bronson, great, Charles Bronson. Great movies. Today you can’t make that movie because it’s not politically correct, right? It’s not politically correct. But could you imagine with Trump? Somebody says, oh, all these big monsters aren’t around he’s easy pickings and then shoot.”
~ Donald Trump