There are two posts I'm recommending with particular enthusiasm this week. The first comes courtesy of Glenn (Stale Popcorn). He saw
The second comes from Nick (Cinema Romantico) who finally offered up his thoughts on my favourite 2011 film Certified Copy link and I love his advice on the twist/not-a-twist midway through "Don’t ask HOW, just go along for the ride."
The always wise Tim (Antagony & Ecstasy) is taking a look back at Summer blockbusters of yore and turns to the Oscar winning Braveheart, a film Tim admits to feeling some trepidation at liking. link In the battle of Oscar winning 90s flicks with actors turned directors I prefer this to Dances with Wolves, but it's been some time since I've seen both.
I know that Pixar is a studio that provokes excitement in most and with the release of Brave upon us Ruth (FlixChatter) releases her ten favourite Pixar characters. link Forced to choose, I'd probably settle on Dory, although my Pixar affection is mostly sedate. And, Stevee (Cinematic Paradox) has another Brave inspired list - this one a list of 15 redheads she likes most. link I don't think I need to say which is my favourite.
Over at The Film Experience Craig (dark eye socket) has another entry in his Take Three series honouring character actors, and this week it's about the great John C. Reilly link Reilly is an actor I'm always happy to see get some appreciation, because he is more often than always an asset to the films he appears in.
If you follow theatre news, even incidentally, you may have heard that a revival of David Mamet's Glengarry Glen Ross is heading to Broadway with Al Pacino headlining as Shelley Levene (the role played in the film by Jack Lemmon) and Bobby Canavale playing Pacino's role from the film - Roma. Yojimbo (Let's Not Talk About Movies) took at a look from one of the film's scene in his "Don't Make a Scene" feature. link
Andy (The Film Emporium) chooses his best of (and worse of) the last 6 months in film. link Yes, folks, it's almost the end of June. I'm intrigued by his inclusion of Wuthering Heights on his list of "worst".
And to close with something lovely, Jessica (The Velvet Café) is moved by Jane Campion's beautiful Bright Star even though she is not much of a poetry lover. link Most of you already my love for Bright Star is boundless (as is my love for Ben Whishaw and Abbie Cornish. Use them, Hollywood, they need better opportunities.)
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