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Oscars In Memoriam: 20 Years Later

Posted by Lesley Coffin March 11, 2014 1 Comment 4130 views

Is it finally time to rethink the 20 year Oscars tradition, In Memoriam?

Overlooked Gems: Goodbye Again (1961)

Posted by Lesley Coffin March 6, 2014 0 Comment 5488 views

Goodbye Again, starring Anthony Perkins and Ingrid Bergman, isn’t readily available for viewing – but it should be.

Best Picture Honors in Hindsight

Posted by Lesley Coffin February 25, 2014 2 Comments 5285 views

This week, Lesley Coffin plays Won/Should Have Won with historical Best Picture Oscars.

Overlooked Gems: The Secret Lives of Dentists (2002)

Posted by Lesley Coffin February 13, 2014 0 Comment 5260 views

If you’re looking for the perfect, if complicated, relationship movie to watch on V-Day, look no further than The Secret Lives of Dentists.

The Monuments Men (2014)

Posted by Lesley Coffin February 11, 2014 0 Comment 4230 views

The Monuments Men struggles with from start to finish, constantly hitting flat notes when they should have been sharps.

Overlooked Gems: Jack Goes Boating (2010)

Posted by Lesley Coffin February 6, 2014 0 Comment 3995 views

Philip Seymour Hoffman’s only directorial outing, Jack Goes Boating, is one of cinema’s hidden gems.

Overlooked Gems: The Bank Job (2008)

Posted by Lesley Coffin January 20, 2014 0 Comment 4864 views

American Hustle is all the rage, but another 70’s con-artist drama, 2008’s The Bank Job, is an overlooked gem.

Overlooked Gems: Local Hero (1983)

Posted by Lesley Coffin January 17, 2014 0 Comment 5526 views

Cinema folklore has it that the soundtrack of overlooked gem Local Hero made more money than the film itself, and that’s a shame.

The Apartment (1960)

Posted by Lesley Coffin January 10, 2014 0 Comment 5366 views

While The Apartment is a topical comedy, it’s also one of Billy Wilder’s most moving and emotional films.

You Only Live Once

Posted by Lesley Coffin December 25, 2013 0 Comment 2327 views

Though You Only Live Once is one of Fritz Lang’s less successful Hollywood films, it’s still full of typical Lang hallmarks and themes.

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