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In Memory of Michael Cimino: 1939-2016

Maverick writer/director Cimino skyrocketed to a Hollywood heavyweight after 1978’s The Deer Hunter became an international critical and commercial success.  After that, he never seemed to achieve the same level of acclaim, though 1980’s Heaven’s Gate did win him some publicity, but unfortunately not the positive kind.  Heaven’s Gate will go down in movie history […]

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This Week’s Recommended Books

All the Stars in the Heavens by Adriana Trigiani The “golden age” of Hollywood has always been fascinating to many people and in All the Stars in the Heavens,  Trigiani gives us a glimpse of many unforgettable stars, Spencer Tracy, David Niven, and Myrna Loy; portraying Hollywood in its early years and the behind the […]

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This Week’s Recommended Books

A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson Hailed as one of the best books of 2015, A God in Ruins is a dramatic story of the twentieth century through Ursula’s beloved brother, Teddy – a would-be poet, heroic pilot, husband, father, and grandfather as he navigates a rapidly changing world. After everything that Teddy experiences […]

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In Memory of Guy Hamilton: 1922-2016

Film director Hamilton is best known for his James Bond films (two with Sean Connery and Roger Moore’s first two outings as 007).  Though he turned to Agatha Christie adaptations later in his career, it is 1964’s Goldfinger that remains his most lasting legacy, sealing him as one of the best action directors of the […]

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