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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