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Halloween Movie Favorites: The Shining

It all began with a married couple with a small son, his imaginary friend “Tony” and a resort hotel high in the Colorado Mountains.  Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 adaptation of Stephen King’s famous horror novel, The Shining is filled with intellectual horror and beautiful cinematography. Whether it’d be the famous line, “Here’s Johnny!” or the twins […]

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Halloween Movie Favorites: PSYCHO

In 1960, Alfred Hitchcock made us all afraid to shower.  Over half a century later, movies and movie audiences have changed.  CGI (computer-generated imagery) monopolizes most blockbuster films of today (even comedies).  No matter what type of movie you pay an excessive price to see, you usually end up watching more of what the “computer” […]

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Bob Dylan Wins Nobel Prize for Literature

Yes, that’s right.  Music IS literature.  Usually, the Nobel organizers bestow this award to authors known for novels, short stories or poetry.  But, this time, it went to the singer/songwriter “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.”  Dylan is the first American to get the honor since novelist Toni Morrison […]

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04.07.2006 Gdansk , Festiwal Gwiazd N/z Andrzej Wajda 
fot. Lukasz Ostalski/REPORTER

In Memory of Andrzej Wajda: 1926-2016

Polish film director Andrzej Wajda has received an Honorary Oscar, an Honorary Golden Bear (Berlin International Film Festival), and the Palme d’Or (the highest prize awarded at the Cannes Film Festival) for his over 60 year work in the Polish film industry.  Four of his films have been nominated for Best Foreign Film Oscars (The […]

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