Tag Archives: Jonathan Demme

2017 at the Movies: farewell to the icons

As important as are filmmakers, so are the great film popularizers. All movie fans owe a debt of gratitude to Robert Osborne, the longtime host of Turner Classic Movies. Osborne got his start in Hollywood as an actor, developed many … Continue reading

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2017 at the Movies: farewell to the filmmakers

If he had made no other films, Jonathan Demme would be forever remembered for his horror masterpiece The Silence of the Lambs (1991), one of only three movies to win Oscars in all four major categories: Best Picture, Director (Demme), … Continue reading

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Remembering Jonathan Demme

If he had made no other films, Jonathan Demme, who has died, would be forever remembered for his horror masterpiece The Silence of the Lambs (1991). Rarely has a film had such an immediate, visceral impact on me. I had … Continue reading

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Neil Young Journeys: see it if you already like him

Neil Young Journeys documents Neil Young’s return to Ontario for a 2011 concert at Toronto’s Massey Hall.  It’s about 85% Neil Young music and about 15% Neil Young’s guided driving tour around his old haunts (“there is a town in … Continue reading

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Congrats, Roger Corman!

This week’s DVD release of Roger Corman’s Sci Fi Classics is my occasion for celebrating the prolific low-budget producer Roger Corman.  So far, Corman has produced 395 titles –  mostly shameless and delicious exploitation movies for the teen market.  In … Continue reading

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