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In Memory of Alan Rickman: 1946-2016

Most known today for playing Professor Snape in the Harry Potter films, Alan Rickman was a multi-talented, very diverse British actor.  From playing ultimate baddies (Hans Gruber in Die Hard and the best ever Sheriff of Nottingham in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves) to sweet, sentimentalists (A Little Chaos, which he also directed), Rickman could […]

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DVD Review: Two Days, One Night

Does a performance make a movie?  Two Days, One Night is not, in my opinion, an excellent movie.  But, it became an excellent movie by the stunning performance by Marion Cotillard.  I remember when I saw the film Monster in the theater, I was so moved and in awe of Charlize Theron’s performance, though the […]

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Movie Review: Hitchcock/Truffaut

In late October, I ventured down to the Chicago International Film Festival to see a screening of the documentary Hitchcock/Truffaut.  Anyone who knows anything about me knows that even if anything is remotely suggestive of Alfred Hitchcock, I’m there.  So, of course, when I saw that an entire documentary about the Master of Suspense and […]

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