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A (New) Star is Born

Lady Gaga could win an Oscar Bradley Cooper is a very smart man. Most directors would be wary of yet another remake of this story. In fact, after Barbra Streisand’s last joke of film, the idea should have been dead … Continue reading

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How to Solve an Enigma

Alan Turing: The Enigma There are two versions of this same cover: the one shown above and the one where Benedict Cumberbatch turns and faces the camera, revealing his character. (Side note: Benedict Cumberbatch is a relative of Alan Turing.) … Continue reading

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Ready Player One: Film or Movie?

  Less than a week to go now I was reading a interview that Steven Spielberg gave about this upcoming extravaganza. He used the terms ‘film’ and ‘movie’ in a way that I hadn’t thought about before. His point was … Continue reading

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Now and Then: Imperial Theatre, Barrie

This is what it looks like now. The original Imperial Theatre is now the Grand Theatre, three doors down. The way we were…mid-2011. Imperial 8 in 2008. The Grand Theatre, on the inside. Barrie Film Festival is shown here. I … Continue reading

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Material Girl Video: Homage or Parody?

     

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When Movies Couldn’t Be Wilder

Unless They Were Directed by Billy Wilder A retrospective on TV last night took me back to my childhood. In those days, movies were vetted by the Hays Code for inappropriate content. Wilder was quoted as saying, “You have to … Continue reading

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Too Good (Looking) To Be True

Richard Chamberlain Growing up during the 60’s, the doctor shows were as popular as the police shows. (Nothing changes…) But once in a while, an actor would show up, step forward into the spotlight, and proceed to capture our (collective) … Continue reading

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