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Cover Songs on Movie Soundtracks: A Brief History

I appreciate a good movie soundtrack when I hear one, and in between feeling guilty about failing to mention The Chemical Brothers’ propulsive soundtrack...

Considering Adam Driver

My last post in this irregular series was about an actor who is possibly too reticent for her own good in supporting roles. That’s...

Candy Clark Says Goodbye To Old Pal David Bowie

Hearing the news of David Bowie’s death on Sunday made me think of actress Candy Clark, who grew up in Fort Worth, graduated from...

Benjamin Britten and “Moonrise Kingdom”

Benjamin Britten’s music is one of my specialties, as it happens, and it’s front and center for one of my favorite movies of the...

The Best Movie Dialogue of 2010

I did a version of this post for last year’s movies, and I have a lot of fun compiling these scenes. I will admit...

Blogging “Django Unchained” (The Texas Chapters)

Welcome to my insanely detailed series of posts about Django Unchained, containing all my thoughts and insights on Quentin Tarantino's Oscar-winning film. Some of...

The Best Movie Dialogue of 2011

I've done this before, and it's rapidly becoming my favorite blog post of the year: I've compiled this list sampling the best dialogue I...

The Best Movie Dialogue of 2016

It’s time once again for my favorite blog post of the year, where I take advantage of the infinite space that the internet gives...

Further Notes on “Django Unchained”

Here we go with my leftover thoughts about Django Unchained that I couldn’t get in my review of the movie. Warning: spoilers ahead. Everyone’s discussing...

Considering Keira Knightley

I mentioned in my review of Begin Again that I’ve never been the biggest fan of Keira Knightley’s up until now. With that movie...