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Nomination Autopsy

It’s funny, the night before the Oscar nominations I was remarking to everyone I knew that this would most likely be the first time the Academy didn’t nominate a film for Best Picture that I absolutely detested. I mean, I expected them to nominate a film like The Dark Knight which I wasn’t particularly fond of,…

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My Oscar Ballot 2009

Ever since I was a kid, I made my own ballot of Oscar picks based on the films that I had seen. For some reason, the Academy didn’t take my choices very seriously. But what I think of when I fill out my personal ballot is that there are probably one or two that actually…

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Spring Preview ’09 – Part Two

March 6 Watchmen (Dir. Zack Snyder) I read the graphic novel quite recently; I was worried that if the film wasn’t any good, then the novel would be ruined for me so I wound up reading the thing in an afternoon and found out why the comic was so lauded. Now, my anticipation level is through…

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Peter Buchman Screenwriter of Che

This week Noah chats with Che screenwriter Peter Buchman about working with Soderbergh, researching Che Guevara, and his stalled Alexander the Great project. Listen to Noah Forrest Podcast with Peter Buchman

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Spring Preview ’09 – Part One

Now that 2008 is behind us, it’s time for us to start looking forward to what 2009 might bring us at the multiplex. The period from January to April is generally the weakest period of the year in terms of quality films, but there are usually a few that manage to provide some light in…

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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