Short Film Spotlight: The Follow-Up

Two years ago, a short film director contacted me with a comment on the blog. He hoped that I would find the time to have a look at his latest short film. And even though I didn’t — and still don’t — review short films, I did find the time to watch his short film. It was discussed in the first-ever ‘Short Film Spotlight,’ within which I also discussed another short film that I really enjoyed from a filmmaker who had approached me on Reddit. Now, in 2019, both filmmakers have reached out to me again, so, I thought I should give my readers an update on their careers by writing about their latest short films. Continue reading “Short Film Spotlight: The Follow-Up”

I’ll never forget you, Deus

Wednesday – February 13th, 2019 – was really tough to live through. Yesterday, my family and I said our goodbyes to our beloved dog, Deus. We had him for eleven years, but yesterday, just a few days after he and his brother’s birthday, was his last day with us. Now he’s up skateboarding (that’s an inside joke, of sorts), chasing balls, and barking with our other lost loved ones in heaven.  Continue reading “I’ll never forget you, Deus”

Ethan Hawke Doesn’t Think LOGAN Is A Great Film – Special Features #29

During an interview with the Film Stage, actor Ethan Hawke discussed the quality of superhero movies and went on to disagree with the notion that Logan is a great film. In this Special Features-article, I want to discuss his quotes and give my own opinion about the Hawke quote and quotes like them. Continue reading “Ethan Hawke Doesn’t Think LOGAN Is A Great Film – Special Features #29”

Did The Academy Just Ruin the Oscars Ceremony? – Special Features #27

I imagine that AMPAS President John Bailey is currently doing his best Gob Bluth impression in his living room and saying “I’ve made a huge mistake.” Cut to black, roll credits, and play Simon & Garfunkel’s The Sound of Silence, because the fact of the matter is that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences just made a lot of people mad. Continue reading “Did The Academy Just Ruin the Oscars Ceremony? – Special Features #27”

Updated: Disney has fired James Gunn – Special Features #26

James Gunn at San Diego Comic-Con

There are two updates to the story at the end of the article. Please have a look at them both. James Gunn has been reinstated.

Disney has released a statement, in which it is made clear that James Gunn, director of Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 1 & 2, has been removed from his position as chief creative voice and director of the third film in the series – Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 3. Continue reading “Updated: Disney has fired James Gunn – Special Features #26”

Solo: A Star Wars Story’s Opening Weekend is So Low – Special Features #24

Bad news. It looks like Solo: A Star Wars Story could turn out to be a box office flop, if the recent projections for its opening weekend are to be believed. The spin-off film that was reshot by seasoned director Ron Howard may turn out to be the first box office disaster of the Disney era of Star Wars.
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Kevin Spacey: How the Mighty Fall

It really sucks when people whose work you admire turn out to be as awful as the people they portray in film and television. I didn’t write an article on Harvey Weinstein or any of the other men in the film industry, who have now, effectively, been expelled in the wake of their respective scandals. But the fact of the matter is that there is blood in the water, and male celebrities in the media spotlight are, seemingly, being held accountable for these awful actions. Continue reading “Kevin Spacey: How the Mighty Fall”