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In Flight entertainment: exploring alcoholism in film and the ‘character’ of on-screen addiction

A dramatic detour from veteran middle of the road director Robert Zemeckis leads to one of cinema’s richest and most nuanced portrayals of a functioning alcoholic, thanks largely to a terrific performance from Denzel Washington.


No Wizard of Oz remake…yet

The big story that made the rounds this week in the movie blogosphere was, like most stories based on loose reports, speculation, scuttlebutt and the cyber world’s equivalent of Chinese whispers, essentially a non-story, but for cinephiles such as yours truly it generated more than a smidgen of interest. The kerfuffle began on Tuesday when […]