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Garrison Keillor
Published by on Sunday, November 16, 2014 - 5:00am | 0 Comments

 Last Sunday, October 25th, I caught a quick clip of A Prairie Home Companion on my way home from a bike ride. It turns out that the episode was a rebroadcast from 2011.

Channelside Cinemas
Published by on Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 5:00am | 0 Comments

The Gasparilla International Film Festival (GIFF) found itself left hanging a few months ago when it was unable to secure the Hyde Park Cinebistro or the CentroYbor theatres for the 2015 film festival. Those venues had been two killer locations for the festival for the past several years.

Friday Night Films at Eckerd College
Published by on Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 5:00am | 0 Comments
Eckerd College’s International Cinema Series is upon us again, and the films scheduled for their Fall 2014 semester make Eckerd’s main campus the place to be on Friday nights.
 
Published by on Monday, March 3, 2014 - 6:10pm | 0 Comments

This is my best year ever with Oscar predictions. I got 22 out of 24 correct this year, giving me a 91% success rate. Not to knock my skills, this was an incredibly easy year. Gravity, which is most certainly a technical achievement, destroyed most of the technical categories.

Published by on Saturday, March 1, 2014 - 5:16pm | 0 Comments

Last year I spent an enormous time trying to develop my own system to guess the Oscar winners.

Published by on Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 12:05am | 0 Comments

There is no hiding it, cinema is almost always going to glorify the worst of humanity for entertainment, even if the key ingredient is satire.

Published by on Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 12:05am | 0 Comments

By the mid-1920s, there were a select few companies that had begun to dominate the American film market through an oligarchy.

Published by on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 - 12:00am | 0 Comments

While there had always been some sketchy details revolving around the Mercury Theatre’s War of the Worlds broadcast from 1938, Slate’s Jefferson Pooley and Michael Socolow have published a

Published by on Monday, December 2, 2013 - 12:00am | 0 Comments

While searching for some Syl Johnson videos on YouTube (I recommend “Is it Because I’m Black”), I somehow stumbled upon an interpretation of Stanley Kubrick’s

Published by on Monday, September 9, 2013 - 9:17pm | 0 Comments

For the next three months, cinephiles should leave Friday nights open for Eckerd College’s International Cinema Series, where the slate of free movies on the main campus seem to get better every year.

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