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Amadeus (1984) Directed By: Milos Forman Written By: Peter Shaffer Amadeus is a movie for all of humanity. Brilliantly directed by Milos Forman and adapted for the...

Diary of an Independent Filmmaker: Part 2

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Ryan Gosling’s Lost River: A Neo-Noir Near Future

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Life Partners (2014) Written/Directed by: Susanna Fogel, Joni Lefkowitz Starring: Leighton Meester, Gillian Jacobs, and Adam Brody They say men and women mature at different rates, but...

Dazed and Confused: a Great Nostalgia Trip

Dazed And Confused (1993) Director: Richard Linklater A nostalgic trip back into 90's indie film For anyone like me who grew up in the 90's, Dazed...

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Do the Right Thing (1989) Written/Directed by: Spike Lee Few opening scenes provide such an explosive, tone-setting vibe for the rest of the film like Do...

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