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The Latest Commentary:‘Those experiences only made me stronger leading to a happiness and success that I never even imagined’: filmmaker Eric Casaccio is back with another moving short film

My personal ranking of films released in the year 2014 (that I have seen so far)

Commentary Flashback: 6 December 2001: He wasn’t just a great guitar player and songwriter, but also something of a dark horse in the film business

The Ten Latest Reviews…

When a dozen guests arrive for a reunion dinner for past pupils of St. Michael’s, their absent host issues a lucrative challenge that leaves them all feeling like 12 in a Box for four long days

Captain America’s confidence in SHIELD is shaken when an attack on Nick Fury’s life by The Winter Soldier looks to be an inside job

Jeannette prefers to be called Jasmine, and after setbacks with her marriage and financial situation she is a very Blue Jasmine

Faced with a choice between a job transfer abroad and seeing his teenage daughter marry her boyfriend, oil company executive Bob Holcomb says, I’ll Take Sweden

Frustrated for years in his dream to be an opera singer, Paul Potts gets One Chance to try again when he sees a popup ad for Britain’s Got Talent

When out-of-work writer Steve LaSalle notices a crayon-drawn poster demanding A Public Ransom for a little girl, it becomes fodder for a story in a way he never expected

British journalist Martin Sixsmith is persuaded to help Philomena Lee search for her son Anthony, who was taken from her and given up for adoption nearly a half-century earlier

In negotiating with the author P.L. Travers, Walt Disney comes to realize that the key to an agreement may be making the film adaptation of her book about Saving Mr. Banks

Lawrence Jamieson appears to be a noble prince and Freddy Benson seems to be a nice American worried about his sick grandmother, but in reality they are nothing but Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Visiting Americans and locals alike look To Rome with Love over a very unusual few days

Selected Past Reviews…

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug: Various new home video releases in many territories

Flashback to 1963: Terence Young’s From Russia with Love

Flashback to 1995: Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman’s The Celluloid Closet

Other Stuff…

Top Movies (updated 7 April)

Web Site Statistics (updated 2 April)

My Oscar Predictions for movies released in 2013 (updated 4 March)

My 2014 James Dublin International Film Festival Journal (updated 19 February)

Alphabetical Index of My Personal Eulogies (updated 4 February)

Reader feedback (updated 11 April 2013)

My List of Personal Eyewitness Accounts of Public Interviews of Various Movie People (updated 16 July 2012)

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Total Number of Feature Films, Documentaries and Shorts Reviewed to Date: 2,158