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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!

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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Top 20 Movies of the 1930s

Let me take you back 87 years to the year 1930. Sound films or “talkies” were becoming more of a commodity, and silent films were basically extinct. The Great Depression was just becoming an immense problem in America. The stock…
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Spoiler Free Review for Moonlight

Title: Moonlight Year: 2016 MPAA: Rated R for some sexuality, drug use, brief violence, and language throughout Director: Barry Jenkins Starring: Mahershala Ali, Shariff Earp, Duan Sanderson, Naomie Harris Synopsis: A chronicle of the childhood, adolescence and burgeoning adulthood of a young black…
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Spoiler Free Review for Get Out

Title: Get Out Year: 2017 MPAA: Rated R for violence, bloody images, and language including sexual references Director: Jordan Peele Starring: Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford, Catharine Keener Synopsis: A young African-American man visits his Caucasian girlfriend’s mysterious family estate. Former Key and…
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Spoiler Free Review for John Wick: Chapter 2

Title: John Wick: Chapter 2 Date: 2017 MPAA: Rated R for strong violence throughout, some language and brief nudity. Director: Chad Stahelski Starring: Keanu Reeves, Riccardo Scamarcio, Ian McShane, Laurence Fishburne Synopsis: After returning to the criminal underworld to repay a debt, John Wick discovers…
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Spoiler Free Review for The LEGO Batman Movie

Title: The LEGO Batman Movie Date: 2017 MPAA: Rated PG for rude humor and some action Director: Chris McKay Starring: Will Arnett, Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson, Zach Galifianakis Synopsis: The Batman must not only deal with the criminals of Gotham City, but also the…
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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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