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Five Films for Fans of ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ | A Different Language | by Jay Jasinski

Last night I had the pleasure of seeing Wes Anderson’s ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ at the ArcLight Theaters in Hollywood. As a vehement fan of the master filmmaker’s oeuvre, I knew going into it that I would like it. Turns … Continue reading

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RIP, Harold Ramis | ADL | Jay Jasinski

Meatballs was on just the other day. It made me feel good and nostalgic for a place and time I was never even part of. Sure, it’s outdated – the camper’s shorts may be just a little too short, and … Continue reading

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My Job: Film Budget Inc. | ADL | Jay Jasinski

I hope this doesn’t come off as me just making a plug, but I thought I’d share the other blog I write for. As you may know, I work as an assistant to Producer Jack Binder at Film Budget Inc. … Continue reading

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My Favorite Film Composers: Georges Delerue | A Different Language | by Jay Jasinski

“We played with life and lost.” – Jim (Jules and Jim 1962) When most people, myself included, speak of a favorite film, they often begin by saying, “the first time I saw [insert favorite film].” This is natural, of course, … Continue reading

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Movie Suggestion: Eric Rohmer’s ‘The Bakery Girl of Monceau’ | ADL | by Jay Jasinski

“Delicious. I could eat nothing but pastries.” – Young man The visual metaphors of Rohmer‘s first Moral Tale hides its discreetness with the pellucid dusting of powdered sugar. The young man invests in women the same way he invests in … Continue reading

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Five Underrated Paul Simon Songs |ADL| Jay Jasinski

Rhymin’ Simon has a wealth of goods songs. In fact, he’s been making great tunes since the late 50s, yet still turns out excellent, and well received, albums on a regular basis. As my favorite lyricists, Mr. Simon’s music will … Continue reading

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For Your Consideration – Four Documentaries Streaming on Netflix

The Beat Motel “A sanctuary of creativity,” the beat motel was more than a rundown Paris hostel – it personified a generation of artist. Dirty, eclectic, romantic, and swarming with great minds, the beat motel gave refuge to young Ginsberg, … Continue reading

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It Happened One Night (1934)

Everyone loves an underdog; especially when that underdog wins five academy awards (grand slam). With It Happened One Night, Frank Capra brought the screwball comedy to mainstream America, and it wasn’t easy. After purchasing the rights to a short story by Samuel … Continue reading

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Beginners (2010)

“I’ve always wanted to have a phone call with somebody who doesn’t talk.” – Oliver I figured I should suggest a more recent movie that hasn’t been released (well, at least not yet) through the Criterion Collection. 2010s Beginners is a … Continue reading

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Fists in the Pocket (1965) | ADL | by Jay Jasinski

I recently stumbled upon Empire Magazine‘s list of the 500 Greatest films of all time. Naturally, a list like this is made to start conversation, debate, and sometimes, a fight. We all have our idiosyncrasies when it comes to movies, … Continue reading

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