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The 10 Best Screenplays of All Time

The most influential scripts ever put on film in my humble opinion. These are films where everything worked out perfectly in the right place with great acting, directing, editing and everything else. Yet all of these films have some of the most influential dialogue and narrative structures ever put on celluloid. It was hard to narrow down the best scripts […]

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Top 10 Best Movie Endings

This is encapsulates my personal favorite movie endings, they are ranked by the ending not by the film. Each of these endings are ones that left a huge impact on me and my impression of the film. 10. Unforgiven Probably the best ending in any western and that is saying a lot considering High Noon and Shane. For almost two hours we hear […]

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The Biggest Disappointments: 300

300… was more disappointing than finding out you have 300 days to live Many people consider their greatest motion picture disappointment of their lives to be Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. I however reserve my greatest theater going movie disappointment to be for a film that I foolishly hyped up for myself, not one that the media […]

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Pan and Slam Awards 2013

Best Picture:             Before Midnight             Her             Inside Llewyn Davis             Pacific Rim             12 Years a Slave*   Best Director:             Woody Allen-Blue Jasmine             Guillermo Del Toro-Pacific Rim             Spike Jonze-Her             Richard Linklater-Before Midnight*             Alexander Payne-Nebraska             Best Actor:             Chiwetel Ejiofor-12 Years a Slave           […]

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Pan and Slam Awards 2012

Best Picture: Argo The Dark Knight Rises Django Unchained* Jiro Dreams of Sushi Lincoln Moonrise Kingdom Prometheus Skyfall Ted Zero Dark Thirty   Best Director:             Wes Anderson-Moonrise Kingdom             Kathryn Bigelow-Zero Dark Thirty             Ridley Scott-Prometheus             Steven Spielberg-Lincoln             Quentin Tarantino-Django Unchained*   Best Actor:             Jack Black-Bernie             Daniel Craig-Skyfall             Daniel […]

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Pan and Slam Awards 2011

Best Picture:    The Artist    The Descendants    Drive    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo    Hugo*    Mission: Impossible-Ghost Protocol    Moneyball    Source Code    Tree of Life    Warrior   Best Director:          Michael Hazanvicius-The Artist          Terrence Malick-Tree of Life          Alexander Payne-The Descendants   […]

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Pan and Slam Awards 2010

Best Picture:                   Black Swan                   Blue Valentine                   Enter the Void                   The Ghost Writer                   Inception*                   The Kids are Alright                   The King’s Speech                   127 Hours                   The Social Network                   True Grit          Best Director:                   Danny Boyle-127 Hours                   Lisa Cholodenko-The Kids are Alright                   Joel and Ethan Coen-True Grit                   David Fincher-The […]

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Pan and Slam Awards 2009

Best Picture:          District 9          Drag Me To Hell          The Hurt Locker*          Up          Up in the Air          Best Director:          Kathryn Bigelow-The Hurt Locker*          Neill Blomkamp-District 9          Sam Raimi-Drag Me To Hell          Jason Reitman-Up in the Air          Quentin Tarantino-Inglorious Basterds   Best Actor:          George Clooney-Up in the Air*          Matt […]

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Pan and Slam Awards 2008

  Best Picture:          The Dark Knight*          Gran Torino          Milk          Redbelt          The Wrestler   Best Director:          Tomas Alfredson-Let The Right One In          Darren Aronofsky-The Wrestler          David Mamet-Redbelt          Christopher Nolan-The Dark Knight*          Gus Van Sant-Milk   Best Actor:          Clint Eastwood-Gran Torino          Chiwetel Ejiofor-Redbelt          Colin Farrell-In Bruges          Sean Penn-Milk […]

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Pan and Slam Awards 2007

Best Picture:          Before The Devil Knows You’re Dead          The Diving Bell and The Butterfly          Juno          Michael Clayton          There Will Be Blood*   Best Director:          Paul Thomas Anderson-There Will Be Blood*          David Cronenberg-Eastern Promises          Tony Gilroy-Michael Clayton          Julian Schnabel-The Diving Bell and The Butterfly          Paul Verhoeven-Black Book   Best Actor:          […]

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Pan and Slam Awards 2006

Best Picture:          Children of Men          The Departed*          The Descent          The Fountain          Pan’s Labyrinth   Best Director:          Darren Aronofsky-The Fountain          Alfonso Cuaron-Children of Men          Guillermo Del Toro- Pan’s Labyrinth*          Clint Eastwood-Letters from Iwo Jima          Martin Scorsese-The Departed   Best Actor:          Leonardo DiCaprio-The Departed          Vin Diesel-Find Me Guilty          Hugh […]

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Pan and Slam Awards 2005

  Best Picture:          Batman Begins          Crash          Good Night and Good Luck          A History of Violence          Munich*   Best Director:          George Clooney-Good Night and Good Luck          David Cronenberg-A History of Violence          Christopher Nolan-Batman Begins          Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller-Sin City          Steven Spielberg-Munich*   Best Actor:          Christian Bale-Batman Begins          Eric […]