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Movie Quote of the Day – Cookie, 1989 (dir. Susan Seidelman)


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Lenore: You both stop it! Now listen, I raised you all by myself. I was a single mother long before they were talking about it on Oprah Winfrey. And you! I waited for you for 13 years! And I had plenty of offers, let me tell you! I didn’t have to wait around with my tits on hold my entire life! Now you two learn to love each other! Right now!

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Movie Quote of the Day – Bullets Over Broadway, 1994 (dir. Woody Allen)


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David Shayne: Helen, have you thought about what I said before about the way I feel—
Helen Sinclair: Don’t speak.
David Shayne: But, I. . . I want to express—
Helen Sinclair: Don’t. . .speak. Don’t!
David Shayne: Just a few things that I want to tell you—
Helen Sinclair: Don’t. . .speak!
David Shayne: When we first met—
Helen Sinclair: No, no, don’t speak. Don’t speak. Please don’t speak. Please don’t speak. No. No. No. Go. Go, gentle Scorpio, go. Your Pisces wishes you every happy return.
David Shayne: Just one—
Helen Sinclair: Don’t speak!

Female Filmmaker Friday: Cookie, 1989 (dir. Susan Seidelman)


I can’t believe this is my fifth installment of Female Filmmaker Friday! I hope you guys have enjoyed the previous installments. This is week four on the 80s films of Susan Seidelman. Next week I will be doing my final entry on her films – on She-Devil, and oh boy do I have lots of (good) things to say about that gem! But before I get to that one, let’s talk about her earlier film from 1989 – Cookie.

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Movie Quote of the Day – Radio Days, 1987 (dir. Woody Allen)


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Mother: You’ve got this sixth sense for picking losers. Sometimes I wonder. . .do you really want to get married?
Bea: More than anything! Don’t you think I want to have a child before it’s too late? God, how I envy you. I just want it to be perfect.
Mother: Well, it’s never perfect. If you wait for perfect, you don’t get pregnant. You wind up with your teeth in a glass of water.

Movie Quote of the Day – Rabbit Hole, 2010 (dir. John Cameron Mitchell)


Becca: Does it ever go away?
Nat: No, I don’t think it does. Not for me, it hasn’t – has gone on for eleven years. But it changes though.
Becca: How?
Nat: I don’t know. . .the weight of it, I guess. At some point, it becomes bearable. It turns into something that you can crawl out from under and. . .carry around like a brick in your pocket. And you. . .you even forget it, for a while. But then you reach in for whatever reason and – there it is. Oh right, that. Which could be awful – not all the time. It’s kinda. . .not that you’d like it exactly, but it’s what you’ve got instead of your son. So, you carry it around. And uh. . .it doesn’t go away. Which is. . .
Becca: Which is what?
Nat: Fine, actually.

My Love For Woody Allen: Week 2.5


You can see the first two parts of my look at Woody Allen’s complete directorial filmography here and here and don’t forget about the Woody Allen Blogathon on May 20th. This post covers Allen’s work from 1992 to 2000. While perhaps not the strongest period in his career (especially compared to the previous decade), this decade was far kinder to Allen’s talent than what came after.

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Hailee Steinfeld and the Best Supporting Actress Race


There’s been a lot of chatter as of late on Twitter about 14 year-old Hailee Steinfeld’s chances at an Oscar nomination and whether her performance should be considered for Best Actress or Best Supporting Actress. The debate seems to be whether the role is a lead role or a supporting role. While I think it is a lead role, what is really in question is where she has the best chance of getting a nomination – and even perhaps winning. That’s how studios decide how to campaign a role. Though Steinfeld is the heart of True Grit, she has the best chance in the Best Supporting Actress category.


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