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Noah Forrest

Frenzy On Column By Noah

So Long, Old Friend

I know that a large portion of my readers come to my column to get some insight or information about the movies currently playing in theaters. Most weeks, I’m obliged to do just that; I think that cinema is an ever-growing organism and there are always issues and idiosyncrasies in the present-day film world that…

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It’s Really Not That Complicated

I’m a big fan of the romantic comedy genre, but I am no fan of It’s Complicated. I think watching two people fall in love and laughing at the same time is one of the singular pleasures of going to the movies. The basic premise is almost always the same: Here are two people who…

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The Top Ten of the Aughts

The past decade has had an awful lot of good films, which made this a hard column to write. My preliminary list, as discussed here had 54 films vying for ten spots on this list. It took me a month to slowly narrow things down and put them in some kind of order. Here is…

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“I really want to see The Irishman. I’ve heard it’s big brother Martin Scorsese’s masterpiece. But I really can’t find the time. The promotion schedule is so tight, there’s no opportunity to see a three and a half-hour movie. But I really want to see it. In 2017, right before Okja’s New York premiere, I had the chance to go to Scorsese’s office, which is in the DGA building. There’s a lovely screening room there, too, with film prints that he’s collected. I talked to him for about an hour. There’s no movie he hasn’t seen, even Korean films. We talked about what he’s seen and his past work. It was a glorious day. I’ve loved his work since I was in college. Who doesn’t? Anyone involved with movies must feel the same way.”
~ Bong Joon-ho

“But okay, I promise you now that if I ever retire again, I’m going to ensure that I can’t walk it back. I’ll post a series of the most disgusting, offensive, outrageous statements you can ever imagine. That way it will be impossible for me to ever be employed again. No one is going to take my calls. No one is going to want to be seen with me. Oh, it will be scorched earth. I will have torched everything. I’m going to flame out in the most legendary fashion.”
~ Steven Soderbergh