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Episode 67: I’m CEO, Bitch (or: Why The Social Network Should’ve Won Best Picture)

We’re back with a new podcast episode, this time heeding your cries for justice. We asked which Best Picture nominee you’d give the Oscar to, and the answer was clear: David Fincher’s The Social Network. We threw in Best Director for good measure.

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Blind Spot 01: A Place in The Sun (1951)

In the first Blind Spot of the year, we look at George Stevens’ sizzling romance from the 50s, starring Old Hollywood giants Elizabeth Taylor and Montgomery Clift.

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5 Books Adapted to TV Series Coming in 2018

This week’s Thursday Movie Picks is a TV Special about books adapted to tv series, so take a look at some of the most exciting shows coming in 2018 (plus one you can start watching now!)

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2017 Year Retrospective, Part V:
The 15 Best TV Series

For Part V of the 2017 Year Retrospective we go back to the small screen and take a look at the year’s best from television shows, including limited and miniseries. Read on for the 15 Best TV Series of 2017, from Alias Grace to Twin Peaks: The Return

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10 Books I Love But Can’t Remember Anything About

It’s no secret: I have the absolute worst memory for remembering books and movies. In this post I try to describe to you the basic plots of 10 books loved but can’t remember much (or anything!) about, as part of my contribution to this week’s Top Ten Tuesday feature.

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2017 Year Retrospective, Part IV:
The 20 Best Original Movie Scores

For Part IV we’re looking at the 20 Best Original Movie Scores of 2017. As with the tv scores, please take the ranking with a truck of salt because nearly all of these composers should go home feeling very proud of what they accomplished last year.

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2018 Blind Spot Series: From Alphaville to Seven Samurai

Here we go again: another year, another twelve classics every film fan should watch. The Blind Spot Series is a web event created by The Matinee, where the goal is to watch one classic/cult film every month for year. Read on for my own picks, and join us in this challenge!

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2017 Year Retrospective, Part III:
The 10 Best Television Original Scores

From the surrealism of Twin Peaks: The Return, to the grandeur of The Crown, here are the best scores composers had to offer in 2017.

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Top Ten Tuesday:
The Real Reading Goals For 2018

The year’s first Top Ten Tuesday is here! Since this new year has just begun a couple of weeks ago, it’s only fitting that we look back at our reading habits in 2017, and reflect on what we would like to improve or continue to do in 2018. Join me and share your own reading goals of the year.

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2017 Year Retrospective, Part II:
The 10 Best Pre-2017 Movies I Saw Last Year

A list of true all time favourites, from The Big Sleep to Hiroshima Mon Amour. It’s true we usually celebrate the best movies that were released in the year in question, but this is sort of a tradition by now over at our podcast, Across the Universe – and because it’s a good one, I’m adopting it for the blog!

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2017 Year Retrospective, Part I:
The 30 Best Movie Posters

In the first post of this series we look at the best movie posters 2017 had to offer. From small independent movies to big Marvel franchises, good design thrived in every budget and genre. Let’s kick-off this year’s Annual Movie Retrospective with a feast for the eyes!

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Film Noir Posters Your Walls Will Be Proud to Display

Keeping up with Noirvember, let’s look at some of the most beautiful film noir posters!

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