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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 15 Film Directors Working Today

Similar to my best actors and actresses lists I made last year, I’ve decided to do the same and honor some of the best filmmakers working today. Obviously, there are many different filmmakers working out there. Some are just starting out,…
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Spoiler Free Review for Split

Title: Split Date: 2017 MPAA: PG-13 Director: M. Night Shyamalan Starring: James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Betty Buckley Synopsis: Three girls are kidnapped by a man with a diagnosed 23 distinct personalities, and must try to escape before the apparent emergence of a…
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2017 Academy Award Nominations

The Oscar nominees are here! We have seen a plethora of Oscar buzz and early award consideration from such films as La La Land, Moonlight, and Manchester by the Sea. Overall, Moonlight has earned the most wins from other, smaller awards, but La La…
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Spoiler Review for Brooklyn

Brooklyn is directed by John Crowley and stars Saoirse Ronan as a young Irish immigrant in the 1950s who moves to Brooklyn, away from her family, to begin a new life.This film came out in 2015 and was nominated for three Academy Awards for best picture,…
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Terence Fletcher: Villain or Anti-Hero?

Whiplash is one of the best films of the past five years, and certainly one of the best indie films of all time. Yes, before he brought back the musical genre in style with La La Land, Damien Chazelle proved to…
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Top 10 Best Movies of 2016

It is officially 2017! So with 2016 finally wrapped up, it is time to make a good ol’ “best movies of the year” list. This is literally my favorite list to do! One of the main reasons I made a blog in the first…
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Top 10 Films With the Best Posters/Artwork 2016

A movie poster can often be overlooked, but a great one can really help a film stand out. A truly great movie poster can tell you everything you need to know about the movie just by one look of the…
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Top 10 Character Duos of 2016

I thought about doing a list of the best characters, but realized that so many of the great characters this year came in pairs. Whether it was for comedy purposes, romantic, or dramatic purposes, this year really gave us a bunch…
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Spoiler Free Review for La La Land

Title: La La Land Date: 2016 MPAA: PG-13 Director: Damien Chazelle Starring: Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling, John Legend, Rosemarie DeWitt Synopsis: A jazz pianist falls for an aspiring actress in Los Angeles. La La Land is the brand new Damien Chazelle movie…
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Spoiler Free Review for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Title: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Date: 2016 MPAA: PG-13 for extended sequences of sci-fi, violence, and action Director: Gareth Edwards Starring: Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Forest Whitaker, Mads Mikkelsen Synopsis: Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones) is about to experience her…
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