First things first- the Major League Baseball playoffs are going on right now, and my beloved St. Louis Cardinals are making a deep run yet again. As such, I haven’t had a ton of time for the site or for movies at all. And that’s why a lot of my content lately has been quick and dirty. Please accept my apologies and hang tight, because it will pass eventually. If I’m lucky, it won’t pass for a few more weeks, but we’ll see. In the meantime, enjoy these pictures of dogs wearing movie-themed Halloween costumes. Who doesn’t love dogs in movie-themed Halloween costumes? Continue reading
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We all have specific film soundtrack moments that we love. Maybe it’s The Pixies bellowing out “Where’s My Mind” at the end of Fight Club. Maybe it’s Eric Clapton’s “Layla” as the corpses are revealed in Goodfellas. Maybe it’s… well, pick any moment from a Wes Anderson movie. Everyone has at least one. What often gets neglected in these discussions is the use of classical music in film. Too often, classical music is swept under the rug by popular music. Today, classical music gets to shine. Here are my 11 favorite uses of classical music in film. Continue reading
Natalie Portman has recently come under fire after it became public knowledge that she may not have done all of the dancing in Black Swan. It has caused quite a stir, with some people suggesting that she didn’t deserve the Best Actress Oscar that she won for her turn as Nina Sayers. After a little research, I’ve unearthed some more shocking facts. There are lots of other things that Natalie Portman didn’t do. Here’s what I’ve unearthed.
Natalie Portman did not spend several days in Utah with her arm trapped under a rock.
Sure, you might think that some movies couldn’t possibly be any better. But you obviously don’t understand one simple rule- adding pizza to anything makes that thing better. Allow me to demonstrate:
Usually, directors are behind the scenes, spinning their vision into a movie. But they don’t always stay there. Occasionally, they’ll appear on screen. Sometimes, it can be a leading role. Other times, it’s merely a cameo. Here are ten great acting performances by directors in the films of others.
Fritz Lang as Fritz Lang, Contempt
Lang’s films- especially his silent films- are some of the best movies ever made. But before I’d ever seen a single film that he directed, I saw him playing the director in the film within Godard’s film, Contempt. How’s that for post-modern cinema? A director acting in a film in the role of… a director. Making it even more off-kilter, he didn’t even play a fictional director. He played himself, and it was precisely what the movie called for. Continue reading