It’s been quite some time since I’ve participated in one of these things, so when my blogging mate Claire Packer over at Cinematic Delights recently […]
This article forms part of the Acting Black Blogathon, hosted by Dell On Movies: you can find this article and many more linked here. Go […]
Okay, so I’m not huge for blogathons and things like this, but after Grog over at Grog’s Movie Blogs nominated me here, I guess this […]
Wendell over at Dell on Movies has come up with a fascinating Blog-a-thon, Tears of A Clown. The premise involves uncovering great dramatic performances by […]
As part of my daily read across the blogosphere, I came across Sati’s latest Blogathon effort, White Swan/Black Swan, in which a character with opposing […]
Thanks to Jack over at Lights, Camera, Reaction for coming up with this fun Blogathon – pick your favorite (or least favorite) films of 2013 […]
Our good bud Nostra, over at My Filmviews, asked me to take part in his Blogathon this month. It’s in conjunction with Karemel Kinema, so […]
It takes a while to get going, but eventually Fellini’s film gets to you. The juxtaposition of a new, modern sensuality (in post-war Italy) against the landscape of historical Rome, eventually sizzles, with Anita Ekberg’s vibrant sexuality almost Marilyn Monroe-esque in luminosity. La Dolce Vita isn’t the classic I’d expected, but as one of the most important works of Fellini’s career, it’s certainly enthusiastic, charming, and intelligent – if not always enlightening.
Nice intentioned, yet ultimately decidedly dull ensemble flick that sparkles whenever Stockard Channing or Forest Whitaker arrive on scene; Smoke spends more time away from the landmark cigarette store that headlines the film than they do in it. While the characters are generally interesting, and the movie is well filmed in and around New York City, there’s a lethargy and clunkiness to the script and the performances that prevent it from being a great film.
Shine a spotlight on the ‘unsung heroes’ if you will, the overlooked performers who add so much richness & entertainment value to the film no matter how brief their appearance is, but yet they don’t get the credit they so deserve.
My entry into the current Blog-a-thon of the moment, Movie Confessions….. what will I admit to? Plenty, as you’ll find out!!
The concept it elegantly simple: aliens have landed, and our only way of communicating with them was to show them 5 films, five singular movies which encapsulate humanity in all its glory, warts and all. Which would you choose? An Adam Sandler comedy? Michael Bay’s Transformers, just to show off? Here’s our picks…
Dan over at Top 10 Films passed this Blog-A-Thong idea along from Nostra’s My Filmviews. The idea is to use movie props to learn more about our film tastes.
So I got this email from Dan over at Top 10 Films, asking if I’d like to be involved in a Blog-a-thon he was organizing. It was based on the concept of Houdini’s Magic Ticket, which was a central plot conceit in the Arnold Schwarzenegger film The Last Action Hero: the question is this – if you could go into any film you wanted, and/or be any character you wanted, which would it be?