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International Wildlife Film Festival 2013

  March, April and May are the months in which South by Southwest, Tribeca Film Fest, Beverly Hills Film Festival and Festival de Cannes get a lot of play.  Red carpets, stars, cleavage, over-the-top accommodations, huge production budgets.  Are these elements important or interesting?  More relevant?  Or do these movies, these production companies and these […]

Death at Netflix

    As part of my research for “Films With Cats” I finally got around to watching Harry and Tonto.  A little late, I know.  Hey, I hear what you’re saying.  Just be quiet.  Cut it out.  I watched it, didn’t I?  Geez, give a girl a break.  Ok, if you don’t stop that mumbling […]

3 Films about Films

I love it; I love them; I love self-referential films.  One could say I’m obsessive about them. If it’s about movies, filmmaking, actors, acting, performing artists, directors, cameras, even, I will watch a film all the way to the end, no matter how wretched it might be.  No other genre gets a pass this way—my […]

Self-Referential Films Part 2

  For the rest of 2012 and–if you’re very lucky–into 2013 I would like to entertain you with a list of the best, worst, favorite and horrid self-referential films of all time.  Movies about movies.  Or about acting or about actors.  Or films about films, if you prefer.    For some reason not to be […]

Self Referential Films, Part 1

For the rest of 2012 and–if you’re very lucky–into 2013 I would like to entertain you with a list of the best, worst, favorite and horrid self-referential films of all time.  Movies about movies.  Or about acting or about actors.  Or films about films, if you prefer.  For some reason not to be known except […]

Films About Cats

  Readers have been asking—nay, begging—me to collect films about cats.  Films where a cat is the main character.  Dear readers, you may disagree with some of my choices below, but I feel that in all these movies I have selected, the cat is the main character and I will defend my choices.  If you […]

The Self Referential List, Part Five

  Films about making films The Bad and the Beautiful What Just Happened The Deal   Films about actors At first i thought Tootsie was just more stupid, repetitive, been-there-done-that cross-dressing and I refused to see it.  Then I read the script.  It’s funny.  More than that, it touches the heart because it’s about someone […]

Judging a Student Film Festival

  The slapstick horror of a pop quiz, averted by the magic do-all jacket, out of the pockets of which pop a math whiz, a cheerleading squad, a circular saw, two ferrets, a tattoo artist and the Hubble. The protagonist receives an A from the teacher and the 3-minute film receives 5 stars from the […]

Films on Food, Food on Film by Norman C. Berns

The host of Reel Grok, Norman C. Berns–not obsessive by any means–has compiled this insanely long, though–he claims–only  partial list of foodie films. Go to http://sn.im/reelfiles and  search for “FOOD”.  Enjoy! And read Norman’s own blog at Producer’s Cut.

The List, Part Twelve

Films Which Have Cats “The Last Picture Show.”  Jacy had a cat.  She was mean to the cat.  Pushed the cat off the bed.  Jacy was mean to a lot of boys, too.  Men were mean to Jacy.  Goes around, comes around.  Later Cybill Shepherd had an affair with Peter Bogdanovich and he left his […]

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