The Godfather III was nominated for seven academy awards but was the only film of the trilogy which did not win any of the Oscars. This is too bad because it was a good film which tried to show Michael Corleone’s attempt to “legitimize” the family business. Part of the problem seemed to be that Read More →

The current version of Benji (March, 2018) is a remake of the same-titled movie from 1974. I never saw the original version of Benji, so in the interest of fairness, I watched both versions. I will not, however, draw comparisons to both versions. I will say that the producer, writer, and director of the 1974 Read More →

Hotel for Dogs (January 16, 2009) is a film based on a book which was written in 1971. It is the story of two foster kids, brother Bruce (Jake T. Austin) and sister Andi (Emma Roberts), and their dog Friday. The movie is about the struggle of the siblings to stay together and to take Read More →

Fargo is a dark comedy/murder story by the Coen Brothers which was released in the US March of 1996. The film won two Oscars, one for Best Screenplay and one for Best Actress. It was the first film that I saw by the Coen Brothers and it blew me away.  The soundtrack and location shots Read More →

The history behind the making of The Godfather Part II (December 1974) is just as interesting as the storyline of the movie. Francis Ford Coppola intertwined two stories within one film: the history of the Corleone family, starting with the death of Vito Corleone’s father and going up to Vito’s rise as head of the Family Read More →

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