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Author Archive: Brendan Bellavia

My name is Brendan Bellavia and I’m a film blogger, but most importantly a film fanatic. For as long as I can remember, I have adored films. I have spent a great portion of my life watching any movie I can put my hands on and researching about how films are made and the history of film. I have a cool website where I review films and make lists. So check it out!

Top 25 Movies of the 1940s: Part 2 (10-1)

Just in case you missed it: Part 1 is here of the top 25 films of the 1940s (25-11) 10. Late Spring (1949) Why? I’ve only just this year been exposed to Yasujirô Ozu films, but I’m quickly beginning to…
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Spoiler Free Review for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Title: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Date: 2017 MPAA: PG-13 Director: James Gunn Starring: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Kurt Russell Synopsis: Peter Quill and his fellow Guardians are hired by a powerful alien race, the Sovereign, to protect…
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Top 25 Movies of the 1940s: Part 1 (25-11)

Ah, the 1940s. When films got less joyous and a lot more dark. The movies in the 1930s were made more for escapism and very rarely actually showed the harshness of reality. Well, the 1940s changed that entirely. Films were much more…
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1 Year Anniversary of My Blog!!!

So, today happens to be the 1 year anniversary of my blog. You probably already figured that our from the title and heading, but it’s very exciting for me and I wanted to share my thoughts with everyone real quick….
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Spoiler Free Review for Kong: Skull Island

Title: Kong: Skull Island Date: 2017 MPAA: PG-13 Director: Jordan Vogt-Roberts Starring: Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman Synopsis: Scientists, soldiers and adventurers unite to explore a mythical, uncharted island in the Pacific Ocean. Cut off from everything they…
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Spoiler Free Review for Guardians of the Galaxy

Title: Guardians of the Galaxy MPAA: PG-13 Date: 2014 Director: James Gunn Starring: Chris Pratt, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel Synopsis: A group of intergalactic criminals are forced to work together to stop a fanatical warrior from taking control of the universe….
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Classic Film Review: To Have and Have Not

Title: To Have and Have Not Year: 1944 Director: Howard Hawks Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, and Walter Brennan Synopsis: During World War II, American boat captain Harry Morgan helps transport a French Resistance leader and his beautiful wife to Martinique while romancing…
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20 Reasons Why Orson Welles’ Citizen Kane is Such a Big Deal

If you ever find yourself looking at a “greatest films of all time” list, there always seems to be those handful of films that always find a place on that list. Some barely make it on, while others always seem…
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