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Female Filmmaker Friday: A Little Bit of Heaven, 2012 (dir. Nicole Kassell)


I first watched this movie last summer because it was on Netflix and I was in the mood for a rom-com. This film looked cute, but it was widely panned by critics. But, it was written and directed by women and since I was trying to watch more film (especially rom-coms) written by women, I watched it anyways. What I discovered was a perfectly fine rom-com that is nowhere near as terrible (actually it’s quite good!) than you would think from the reviews. I’ve been meaning to write about it for almost a year now, so I had to rewatch it to get all my points fresh. I’m not going to write about everything in the film that I find fascinating, just the highlights. It’s still streaming on Netflix, so you can watch it real quick before you read this or you can watch it after; either way I urge you to check it out, especially if you like rom-coms.

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Movie Quote of the Day – A Little Bit of Heaven, 2012 (dir. Nicole Kassell)


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Dr. Julian Goldstein: Hello, Cammie. You look very pretty today.
Marley Corbett: Oh. What do you tell him?
Cammie Blair: And I’m smart!
Marley Corbett: Good girl. Good girl.

Movie Quote of the Day – Le divorce, 2003 (dir. James Ivory)


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Roxy: Didn’t anyone ever tell you not to accept expensive gifts from men? Anyway, you should give it back.
Isabel: Anyway, he wouldn’t take it back. And anyway, why shouldn’t one accept an expensive gift from a man if he wants to give it?
Roxy: Because it puts you in the position of having to do what he wants.
Isabel: I’d do it anyway. It’s a present, Rox, not a payment or a bribe.
Roxy: Then I suppose you can accept it.

Movie Quote of the Day – Almost Famous, 2000 (dir. Cameron Crowe)


Penny Lane: Maybe it is love, as much as it can be, for somebody…
William Miller: Somebody who sold you to Humble Pie for fifty bucks and a case of beer! I was there! I was there!… Look- I’m sorry.
Penny Lane: [sniffs] What kind of beer?

20 Years of Best Supporting Actress nominees


Continuing my countdown of favorite Academy Award nominated performances, I now present my top ten favorite performances nominated for Best Supporting Actress since 1989. If you’re interested in buying any of the films listed below, click here.

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