The Third Man

Should we be starting our month of reviews and analyses of Orson Welles films with a movie that Orson Welles didn’t write, didn’t direct, and didn’t even show up on screen in until the movie was nearly over? Probably not but in addition to being Orson Welles Month, it’s Noirvember, and we’re going to lead with our “The Third Man” article anyways. Do not read ahead if you aren’t already familiar with the ending of the film. It would be impossible to talk about the film during Orson Welles Month without mentioning the ending, so we can’t avoid spoilers as…

Spotlight on Orson Welles

In honor of the release of THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WIND, the final film from Orson Welles, we will be focusing on Orson Welles for the month of November with analysis of his movies, quotes, photographs, and interesting anecdotes about his life. We hope you will all learn something that inspires you to view Orson in a new light. Make sure not to miss THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WIND and the accompanying documentary THEY’LL LOVE ME WHEN I’M DEAD either in select theaters or on Netflix on Novemeber 2nd.

Response to Academy Changes

The National Association of Film Critics would like to come forth in opposition to the changes the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has recently announced. Firstly, and most importantly, the decision to present certain awards during commercial breaks is abhorrent. Each category is equally deserving of time and attention from the Academy as each category honors those who have enriched the cinematic experience. While highlights of these segments will be shown later, this does not afford the awardees the level of respect given to other awardees such as, presumably, the best actor and best actress despite these awardees…