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MOVIE LISTS: 8 Great Silent Performances

“We didn’t need words.  We had faces!”  So says hoary silent film star Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard.  The medium of film does provide that great acting enhancer: The Close-Up.  But a performance is so…

REVIEW: ‘Sleepwalk with Me’ (2012)

Grade: B- Mike Birbiglia follows in the footsteps of comedians like Woody Allen, Larry David, and Louis C.K. who use semi-autobiographical films or television shows as a vehicle for their jokes. Birbiglia’s first directorial effort…

New on DVD and Blu-Ray: June 12, 2012

Once again the list of my most anticipated movies is dominated by Criterion Collection releases. Most of the movies getting released on DVD and Blu-Ray this time of year were released in the early months…

New on DVD and Blu-Ray: May 29, 2012

Judging by the tastes of myself and other Film Misery writers, it will probably be commonplace for a classic film to be number one on our weekly list of new DVD and Blu-Ray releases. It…

Of the Day – 11.15.11

Read of the Day: Check out a whole list of articles on "affect" and "emotion" in film studies. [Film Studies for Free] News of the Day: Harry Potter director David Yates will follow it up…

Quick Takes – 10.16.11

The Great Dictator (1940) Grade: A | 3rd Viewing Every time I watch this film I am still astounded that something this daring and insightful would come out one year before the United States’ involvement…

Of the Day – 09.06.11

Read of the Day: An interesting interview with Seth Rogen and Will Reiser about their true story behind 50/50. [Movieline] News of the Day: Producer Brian Reilly who was behind the Santa Clause films passed…

Of the Day – 08.15.11

Read of the Day: There has been much written on both sides of the argument, but the Association of Black Women Historians object to The Help. [Movieline] News of the Day: Bollywood actor and screen…

Cinematic Thanksgiving 2010

[caption id="attachment_5217" align="aligncenter" width="596" caption="How I feel after the feast."][/caption] As Thanksgiving winds down and I take time to appreciate all of the wonderful blessings in my life, I always have to consider my favorite…

Of the Day – 11.17.10

Read of the Day: Seven deadly sins that the seventh movie in other series have committed and Deathly Hallows hopes to avoid. [The Guardian] News of the Day: 2,000 theatres have reportedly sold out of…

Of the Day – 10.22.10

Read of the Day: Apropos for Halloween time, the Guardian continues their best of genres list with Horror films. [The Guardian] News of the Day: Colin Farrell is the frontrunner to star in the upcoming…

Of the Day – 07.14.10

Read of the Day: One of my favorite Charlie Chaplin movies that I'm glad is getting more attention is his 1928 film The Circus. [Salon] News of the Day: The Wachowski's gay Iraq romance movie…

Of the Day – 06.10.10

Read of the Day: Sasha Stone writes up a nice piece about the 20 Actors/Actresses that are the most overdue for an Oscar. I completely agree with Peter O'Toole at number one. [Awards Daily] News…

Of the Day – 06.08.10

Read of the Day: Nick Davis continues his Best Actress countdown by reviewing Audrey Hepburn's performance in Sabrina. [Nick's Flick Picks] News of the Day: In New Zealand, a film vault was discovered featuring thought…

The Top 8 Charlie Chaplin Films of All…

The month to appreciate the career of Charlie Chaplin has overstayed its welcome, but its finally time to wrap things up. I am with the majority of people who believe that Chaplin hit his peak…