Filmmaker Spotlight: John Irvin’s Triple Play

Welcome, friends, fans and aficionados of film and television. As does happen occasionally. An excavation and exploration of one topic can take a hop and a turn in another completely unexpected layer of depth and direction. As I found myself recently breaking the topsoil and troweling around the body of work accumulated by the long …

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Philip Seymour Hoffman Blogathon – A Most Wanted Man (2014) review

This review is part of Epileptic Moondancer's PSH blogathon. I selected the second last completed movie by Hoffman before his death. He died a week after the premiere of the film at the Sundance Film Festival. A Most Wanted Man A Chechen Muslim illegally immigrates to Hamburg, where he gets caught in the international war on terror. …

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RIP Philip Seymour Hoffman – reminiscing on the many great performances of the talented actor

I was planning on finishing up my Monthly Roundup post the afternoon I heard about Philip Seymour Hoffman's passing at a young age of 46. It's one of those times where I'll always remember where I was when I heard about something. I was in line at a Target check out when I fired up …

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Five for the Fifth October 2012: Spy Edition

Hello folks, since October 5 2012 edition of Five of the Fifth happens to fall on Bond's 50th Anniversary, all the questions have a SPY theme in honor of our super spy 007. As is customary for this monthly feature, I get to post five random news item/observation/poster, etc. and then turn it over to …

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Upcoming Flix Spotlight: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

I haven't done a new flick spotlight in a while, and the last time I did it was on Cloud Atlas, which had quite an ensemble cast. Well, the fantastic British cast is what initially grabbed my attention about Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. If you've read this blog long enough, you know I love all …

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