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We’re Still Here I Promise

To anyone out there that cares, I just wanted to drop a quick note to let you know we haven’t disappeared. A lack of quality movies during the beginning of 2015 along with extra time requirements from the day job has caused a small break here at AmateurCinephile.com. But summer vacation is just around the […]

The Joust-Pulp Fiction (20 Years Later)

By Jarrett Leahy & Jason Chandler Before 2014 too quickly recedes into our rear-view mirror, we would be wrong not to backtrack just a bit in order to recognize the 20th anniversary of one my all-time favorite films. For this edition of The Joust, I imagine there will be more agreeing than debating, as Jarrett […]

Citizenfour (2014)

Review by-Jarrett Leahy “We are building the biggest weapon for oppression in the history of mankind.” I wish I could tell you this quotation is from the newest dystopian science fiction blockbuster about to hit the big screen, but, unfortunately, this alarming excerpt is the all too truthful and ominous warning given to us by […]

Amateur Cinephile 2015 Oscar Predictions

As the Academy Awards are about to be announced, we thought it would fun to put together a prediction post for a few of the major awards of the evening. Best Picture:       Jarrett                Jason                Michelle Best Director: Jarrett (Linklater) Jason (Linklater) Michelle (Linklater) Best Actor: Jarrett (Redmayne) Jason (Keaton) Michelle (Carell) Best Actress: […]

Movie Hall of Fame–CLASS OF 2015!!

List by-Jarrett Leahy Happy Oscars Eve! As we get closer to tomorrow night’s show, it’s time once again to announce this year’s class of Amateur Cinephile Hall of Fame. Of all the sections of the site, the Hall of Fame is the most personal and fun for me. This is where I let out my […]

Selma (2014)

Review by-Jarrett Leahy During the civil rights struggles of the 1960’s, there was no bigger name than Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. A man of faith who preached nonviolent protest and civil disobedience, King’s dedication to the furtherance of African-American rights has yet to be surpassed. Set during the spring of 1965, Dr. King, […]

2014 Top 10 Films

List by-Jarrett Leahy Another year in movies has come and gone, and with award season in full swing, it’s time to finally choose my Top 10 Films for 2014. For many movie fans/cinephiles, creating an end-of-year Best Of List is a diverting event in which hours are spent agonizing over which movies are worthy of […]