Marshall Fine commentary Archive

  • HollywoodandFine.com Here’s everything you need to know about what’s wrong with the movie industry today: This week, three remakes of movies that didn’t need remakes – or weren’t very good […]

    Can a little movie get some love?

    HollywoodandFine.com Here’s everything you need to know about what’s wrong with the movie industry today: This week, three remakes of movies that didn’t need remakes – or weren’t very good […]

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  • HollywoodandFine.com Awards season is a phrase that makes it sound as though everyone is armed with shotguns, combing an empty cornfield in hopes of flushing statuettes from the brush. It […]

    Wake me after awards season

    HollywoodandFine.com Awards season is a phrase that makes it sound as though everyone is armed with shotguns, combing an empty cornfield in hopes of flushing statuettes from the brush. It […]

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  • HollywoodandFine.com It’s the time of year when critics release their lists of the year’s best films. It feels like a competitive sport – or a provocation, which all of these […]

    Marshall Fine: My favorite films of 2013

    HollywoodandFine.com It’s the time of year when critics release their lists of the year’s best films. It feels like a competitive sport – or a provocation, which all of these […]

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  • HollywoodandFine.com I have to ask: When religious conservatives – or those with otherwise delicate sensibilities – hear the word “fuck” uttered in a movie, what happens? Do their ears start […]

    Hey MPAA: Give ‘Philomena’ a PG-13

    HollywoodandFine.com I have to ask: When religious conservatives – or those with otherwise delicate sensibilities – hear the word “fuck” uttered in a movie, what happens? Do their ears start […]

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  • HollywoodandFine.com Here’s what I loved about this year’s Emmy Awards: Well, nothing, really – I didn’t watch them. I avoid award shows like they were herpes – and they tend […]

    The scourge of Oscar pundits

    HollywoodandFine.com Here’s what I loved about this year’s Emmy Awards: Well, nothing, really – I didn’t watch them. I avoid award shows like they were herpes – and they tend […]

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  • HollywoodandFine.com I’ve posted diatribes the past few years about Comic-Con – an event I’ve never attended and never hope to. But I was going to ignore it this year. For […]

    Why Comic-Con is dangerous to our intellectual health

    HollywoodandFine.com I’ve posted diatribes the past few years about Comic-Con – an event I’ve never attended and never hope to. But I was going to ignore it this year. For […]

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  • HollywoodandFine.com This was originally going to be a piece about how wrong it was for Will Smith to remake “The Wild Bunch.” But that metastasized into an idea about remakes […]

    Hollywood and the death of originality

    HollywoodandFine.com This was originally going to be a piece about how wrong it was for Will Smith to remake “The Wild Bunch.” But that metastasized into an idea about remakes […]

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  • HollywoodandFine.com Dear Will Smith, I read recently that you are involved in remaking Sam Peckinpah’s classic western, “The Wild Bunch.” So I’m writing this open letter, pleading with you to […]

    An open letter to Will Smith

    HollywoodandFine.com Dear Will Smith, I read recently that you are involved in remaking Sam Peckinpah’s classic western, “The Wild Bunch.” So I’m writing this open letter, pleading with you to […]

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  • HollywoodandFine.com I was heartened to read that, on its opening weekend, “The Great Gatsby” did solid business, despite some unjustly vicious reviews. I was even more uplifted when I read […]

    My annual anti-3D sermon

    HollywoodandFine.com I was heartened to read that, on its opening weekend, “The Great Gatsby” did solid business, despite some unjustly vicious reviews. I was even more uplifted when I read […]

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  • HollywoodandFine.com Over the years, I’ve developed what I refer to as the 20-minute rule. It basically says that a movie that hasn’t hooked me in the first 20 minutes probably […]

    The 20-minute rule

    HollywoodandFine.com Over the years, I’ve developed what I refer to as the 20-minute rule. It basically says that a movie that hasn’t hooked me in the first 20 minutes probably […]

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