The 50 greatest Classic Hollywood screen legends

Classic Hollywood celebrates American films that were released between the 1910s and the 1960s. Commercial film production in the United States developed rapidly after World War I (1914-1918); the major Hollywood studios together were releasing more than 500 feature films a year by the mid-1930s. Source: Professor David Neumeyer. The American Film Institute (AFI) has... Continue Reading →

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Films watched and reviewed in April 2021

First time watches dominated this month, although I kicked off my Bondathon (again) ahead of No Time To Die's release later this year. Thanks to a free one-week trial of NOW I was able to see quite a few films from classic Hollywood as well as the Oscar-winning Promising Young Woman. 1ST TIMERS Fatal Attraction... Continue Reading →

Films watched and reviewed in March 2021

I watched 14 films in March, which is broken down as 12 first time views and two rewatches. I finished rewatching The Hobbit series but couldn't find any charm in Made in Italy. 1ST TIMERS Moxie (2021) - Moxie is a powerful film that will hopefully empower audiences to challenge the status quo that they witness. ★★★★... Continue Reading →

Interview with veteran Hollywood animator Gene Hamm

"Working on Ralph Bakshi's The Lord of the Rings was my Woodstock," explains Gene Hamm, an animator now living in San Francisco who cut his teeth on the ambitious 1978 animation of JRR Tolkien's classic novel. "Everybody working on the production was just totally nuts. I'm amazed we got anything done because we'd have entire conversations just... Continue Reading →

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