Film Talk

The Big Apple in The Movies – Part 2

By Craig Leask This is the second part to my piece on The Big Apple in The Movies. To read part 1, click here. Ghostbusters (1984) Ghostbusters was released in 1984, grossing $238 million in the US and $291 million worldwide. The success of the film launched a media franchise, which included action figures, a…

Celebrating Bruno Ganz — Revisiting Downfall (2005)

By John H. Foote Bruno Ganz, a brilliant actor died last Saturday. In honour of this fine artist, we celebrate his finest performance in DOWNFALL (2005). (****) Is it possible to humanize Adolf Hitler? Is it remotely possible to make human one of the greatest mass murderers in the history of mankind? A man who set a…

10 Great Songs That Oscar Forgot

By Alan Hurst The Academy Awards are always the subject of intense scrutiny for performances or films that get left off the ballot or eventual winners that are true head scratchers. But one of the branches of the Academy that has come under the most intense criticism has been the music branch – and that…