In the chance that you haven’t noticed, it’s been over four months since my last post on my Play it Again Dan website. I used to be prolific with this … Continue reading Should I Continue Writing Articles for this Site?
***Warning: Analysis contains film spoilers In 10 Cloverfield Lane we are introduced to Howard (John Goodman), a supposed survivalist who has been seemingly preparing for a nuclear, possibly alien attack … Continue reading A Very Dangerous Man: Who Exactly is Howard in 10 Cloverfield Lane?
While many assert that awards are a symbol of greatness, this is actually an inaccurate argument considering that some of cinema’s greatest directors never received their own Oscar for direction. … Continue reading Four Amazing Directors Who Never Won an Oscar
Should an Oscar win be measured by one’s total amount of screen time? The answer is no. This is because a truly talented actor or actress doesn’t need more than … Continue reading Assessing the Shortest Oscar Winning Performances
It doesn’t matter the decade; Teenage angst has always been a prevalent factor in the development of teenagers. Adolescents are crafted and molded by the era they live within, thereby … Continue reading Teenage Angst in 16 Candles: Exposing the Internalized Self
What are the common mechanics that make up a Christmas film: Love, family, happiness, togetherness, prosperity, sacrifice, sometimes even a spiritual awakening. Director Sofia Coppola’s A Very Murray Christmas essentially … Continue reading A Very Murray Christmas: A Terrible, yet Perfect Christmas Film
On April 4th, 1958, two worlds violently collided when mob associate, Johnny Stompanato, was fatally stabbed in the stomach by Cheryl Crane, daughter of notable actress and sex icon, Lana … Continue reading Hollywood’s Own “Crime of the Century”: The Lana Turner and Johnny Stompanato Affair and Murder