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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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In Memory of Harold Ramis: 1944-2014

Ramis, who was a comedy movie institution, hailed from Chicago, to which he always remained loyal. He filmed his revered and quintessential film, Groundhog Day, in Woodstock, IL and lived in the Chicagoland area all of his life. Known to most for his acting work in the Ghostbusters films, Ramis’ true calling was as a […]

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The Ghost Writer

A sensational thriller from Oscar-winner Roman Polanski who has filmed one of the best final shots I’ve ever seen on the screen. To me, it’s a simply perfect ending to an already great film. This one leaves you guessing all the way…and even once you think you know what’s going on, you’re usually wrong. Ewan […]

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