Remembering a handful of Harvey Keitel’s bad guys

Today, on May 13th, Harvey Keitel celebrates his 79th birthday. His acting career started with Martin Scorsese, and it was almost over with, or rather without Francis Ford Coppola, because he had a hard time after he was fired and replaced at the beginning of shooting Apocalypse Now. Many episode roles would follow, but Quentin […]

49 years of Monty Python’s Flying Circus

About a decade ago, Terry Jones, one of the legendary Monty Python Flying Circus members, said: “I am surprised that we’re still talking about it 40 years later.” It is 2018, and we still talking about Monty Python. Can you see yourself watching it and talking about it 10 years from now, 20, or more? […]

“Who’s Keyser Soze” – Roger “Verbal” Kint

Who is Keyser Soze? Tagline number one. Five Criminals. One Line Up. No Coincidence. Tagline number two. In a nutshell, this is how one of the best neo-noir thriller films in the history of the cinema could be described. True, but not quite. There is much more than meets the eye: so many little things, […]

Re-listening Tom Waits and his “Mule Variations”

On April 16 1999, Thomas Alan Waits (Tom Waits for friends) released his twelfth studio album, Mule Variations – one of the two albums that would bring him Grammy Awards (the other one would be Bone Machine). Tom Waits is an American singer-songwriter, composer, and actor with a unique singing voice. By unique, I mean […]

50 years of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey

2001: A Space Odyssey is undoubtedly one of the best Sci-Fi films of all time. Even if someone dared to say that it was the best one ever, we wouldn’t argue with that statement. Exactly half a century ago, this film had its premiere. But even when the whole century passes, 2001: A Space Odyssey […]

On This Day: Ewan McGregor celebrates his 47th birthday

On March 31st, 1971, the famous Scottish actor Ewan McGregor was born. If you are a Star Wars fan, you also know him as Obi-Wan Kenobi – Anakin Skywalker’s master. When he heard about the plans for the new Star Wars movies, he said he was willing to come back to this famous saga if […]

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