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Wednesday
Apr182018

what's on your cinematic mind?

Do tell in the comments. We're needy and anxious to hear from you today. 

Sunday
Feb252018

Smackdown Tease - Reader Votes!

by Nathaniel R

UPDATED POST: To correct for a second batch of ballots as I received both comment ballots and mail ballots.

Since the annual Supporting Actress Smackdown arrives tomorrow I thought I'd share a few notes from your ballots. Thanks for getting them in so quick. The most divisive performance with everything from 1 heart to 5 hearts on reader ballots was the Oscar frontrunner, I Tonya's Allison Janney. But it was Phantom Thread's Lesley Manville and Lady Bird's Laurie Metcalf who were neck and neck all through the counting of reader ballots. I'm on pins and needles -- looks like it might be close tomorrow! 

After the jump your favorite contenders who missed the Oscar nomination...

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Saturday
Feb102018

Open Thread

What's on your cinematic mind? Do tell in the comments on this (potentially lazy) Saturday. 

Wednesday
Jan172018

Hooray! May the Comment Party Begin Again...

And there was much rejoicing. I can "hear" you all again. You can hear each other. We didn't expect to take a vow of collective silence but I had just watched Novitiate, that movie about the nuns, in which The LEOgend is very very upset when people talk during conversation blackout periods so perhaps I spiritually triggered it? Anyway... PLEASE SAY SOMETHING TO END THE SILENCE.

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Monday
Jul242017

Happy Monday Open Thread

Left to Right: Chris Feil, Murtada Elfadl, Nathaniel R, Jose Solis

The Film Experience is mostly an online party, but on very rare occasions small portions of us have the opportunity to see each other off line. So from this brief weekend get together... happy Monday to all of you!

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Thursday
Jun292017

"Ratatouille" is 10. What would you have Remy cook for you?

Pixar's genius "anyone can cook" classic Ratatouille turned 10 years old today. It's aging well and one thing it very much has going for it is that it's unlikely to ever have a sequel. That's a very good thing in so many ways today since too many great films are ruined by the need to "follow them up" or provide backstories by way of prequels. 

In its honor two questions for you:

1. Everyone loves the title scene where Anton the critic remembers his childhood but what's your second favorite scene?

2. What perfectly cooked dish would send you back to a bliss-inducing memory?