Female Filmmaker Friday: Small, Beautifully Moving Parts, 2011 (dir. Annie Howell, Lisa Robinson)


This is a small, beautiful film I watched on Netflix a few months ago that really surprised in how simple, yet effective it was in its storytelling. It’s the only feature film from writer/directors Annie Howell and Lisa Robinson, which is a shame. It stars Anna Margaret Hollyman, who is known for starring in micro-budget films (The Color Wheel, White Reindeer). This is actually the first of her films I have seen, but I really enjoy her screen presence.

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Movie Quote of the Day – My Week With Marilyn, 2011 (dir. Simon Curtis)


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Marilyn Monroe: Why is Sir Olivier so mean? He talks awful to me, like he’s slumming.
Colin: I’ll tell you what’s wrong. It’s agony for him because he’s a great actor that wants to be a film star, and it’s agony for you because you’re a film star who wants to be a great actress. And this film won’t help either of you.

Movie Quote of the Day – The Ninth Gate, 1999 (dir. Roman Polanski)


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The Girl: He’s dead, who cares?
Dean Corso: I do. I could easily wind up the same way.
The Girl: Not with me around, to look after you.
Dean Corso: Oh, I see, you’re my Guardian Angel, then.
The Girl: If you say so.

Movie Quote of the Day – Night of the Creeps, 1986 (dir. Fred Dekker)


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Det. Ray Cameron: I’ve got good news and I’ve got bad news, girls. The good news is your dates are here.
Karen: What’s the bad news?
Det. Ray Cameron: They’re dead.

Movie Quote of the Day – Scream 2, 1997 (dir. Wes Craven)


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Dewey: How do you know that my dimwitted inexperience isn’t merely a subtle form of manipulation, used to lower people’s expectations, thereby enhancing my ability to effectively maneuver within any given situation?

Movie Quote of the Day – Along Came A Spider, 2001 (dir. Lee Tamahori)


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Jezzie Flannigan: You know something Alex? When you said, “You do what you are,” you were right. I’m living proof.

Movie Quote of the Day – Beethoven, 1992 (dir. Brian Levant)


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George Newton: You’d better think of something to name him ’cause when I come home and he’s destroyed my house, I wanna know what to call him.

Movie Quote of the Day – Kiss the Girls, 1997 (dir. Gary Fleder)


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Dr. Kate McTiernan: He sounded so sincere.
Dr. Alex Cross: How’s that?
Dr. Kate McTiernan: When he told me he loved me.
Dr. Alex Cross: I expect that’s because he does.
Dr. Kate McTiernan: Please.
Dr. Alex Cross: Multiply your anger by about a hundred, Kate, that’s how much he thinks he loves you.

Female Filmmaker Friday: Obvious Child, 2014 (dir. Gillian Robespierre)


This is the movie all of rom-com lovers need. This is the movie we all deserve. This is a rom-com about women, for women, by women. This movie is everything. It’s also has some important things to say about very serious, timely political issues. It’s basically a perfect film and I can’t wait to see more from writer-director Gillian Robespierre.

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Movie Quote of the Day – Hachi: A Dog’s Tale, 2009 (dir. Lasse Hallström)


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Cate Wilson: Hachi? Hachi? Oh, old thing! You’re still waiting. That’s right. If it’s all right, could I wait with you for the next train? Yeah? Thanks.

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