Refresh your reading list with the posts you may have missed from Martin Scorcember !
A personal note before writing this already quite personal post: I haven’t been a very good blogger lately, and I’ve been beating this dead horse so to speak for a couple weeks now as a way of venting my guilt about it. I’m forever grateful to be a part of this amazing site, and it’s almost been a year since I started writing here. This last month or so, I took an unintentional, and thus unannounced, break from blogging. I fell off the face of the earth, and I feel terrible about it.
What came first, the hen or the egg? It’s not like I ponder over this extremely annoying question everyday. But for me, there has always been something fascinating about beginnings. How does life evolve, how do people build up a business and how does an artist start a new painting? When it comes to film, it is always interesting to look back at a director’s first – often shaky – steps with a camera on her/his shoulders. In this feature, I will look back at a certain director’s first film every month.
Every month FTS is putting the spotlight on one of our favorite directors. This month we celebrate the legendary director Martin Scorsese! See how you can help us spread the word about Martin Scorcember.
I’ve always wanted to travel across America. I’ve been a few times, to the major tourist attractions – Disneyworld in Florida, Vegas in Nevada, Cheers in Boston – but there’s so many places I’ve never seen in person, and most likely never will. Fortunately, there’s a solution, and it’s my own personal remedy to all life’s problems: movies. There’s been a movie set literally everywhere. Everywhere! So, this feature sees me cinematically visit a new state every week, through a film that was set there. You can read my journey so far here. Next up: Nevada!
Martin Scorsese’s bold new film The Wolf of Wall Street totally bowled me over. The audacious flick tell the true story of Wall Street heavyweight Jordan Belfort and his rise and fall within the industry. Keep reading to see what I chose for my 5 Favorite Things about The Wolf of Wall Street .
Welcome to French Toast Sunday’s feature that is all about YOUR opinions. Talk It Out is designed to generate group discussion on specific movies, general topics and other burning questions plaguing the movie world. We want movie fans to unite and bring with them whatever it is they want to say. Keep reading to join in our first discussion topic.
Just a little biweekly poll here at FTS, just a little question of This or That? What do you prefer and why? You can take any reasoning you want but you must chose one over the other. The poll can also be found on the sidebar of the blog page.
VERSUS THE SCARECROW EPISODE 5: DIRECTORIAL DEBUTS: FIRST CLASS. I decided to challenge myself and really open the doors of my film knowledge and take on “The Scarecrow Video Movie Guide”. It’s 808 pages of movies and movie reviews from some of the most knowledgeable movie people you don’t know. It’s a book put together by a staff that praises, and destroys, some of our favorites and not so favorites. You can read the rest of my series here.
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