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2019 Independent Spirit Awards Analysis

By Melissa Houghton Torontonians often joke about having only two seasons: Winter and construction. Torontonians who are cinephiles enjoy three – that is, if you include Fall when announcements to kick-off awards season begin. 34th Independent Spirit Awards Nominations The 2019 nominees were announced by Gemma Chan and Molly Shannon on Friday, November 16 at…

The Biggest Steven Spielberg BEST DIRECTOR Snubs

By John H. Foote He has been nominated for the Academy Award as Best Director seven times, winning twice. Over at the Directors Guild Awards, he is their top award winner with three, and has more nominations with eleven than any filmmaker in their history. Let’s be clear, Spielberg should have at least twelve nominations…

Ann-Margret – An Appreciation

By Alan Hurst I have been a fan of Ann-Margret’s since my introduction to her one Saturday afternoon watching Bye Bye Birdie (1963) on television. I remember thinking parts of the movie were quite silly, but Ann-Margret’s singing, dancing and overall volcanic presence as a “typical” American teenager were mesmerizing to a 10-year old. Of…

The 10 Best Performances of Robert Duvall — AMERICAN ACTING ICON

By John H. Foote In 1981, the New York Times declared him Americas greatest actor. Long before that, before his great success on film, acting guru Sanford Meisner said, “There are two great actors in America, the first is Brando, whose best work is behind him, the second is Robert Duvall.” In that same piece,…

Remembrance Day/Veterans Day RETROSPECTIVE

November 11th is Remembrance Day here in Canada. For our American neighbours, it is Veterans Day and is also known as Armistice Day. We here at Foote & Friends On Film decided to offer a few recommendations for films that shine a spotlight on war times and those to whom we owe our freedom. Please…