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About serbianfilmmaker

I am an amateur film critic and aspiring amateur filmmaker who also appreciates quality music, literature, television... I live, essentially, in an insulated art world, and the least I can do is try and share my perspective with the world-at-large.

A Week Later: Obligatory 2013 Oscar Nominations Post

Estimated time: 9:05 AM, CST, Thursday morning (January 10, 2013). My cell-phone alarm jolts me awake with a blast of smiley ska-pop, Reel Big Fish’s Average Man, piano chords skipping faster than my heartbeat. I see lavender walls, gravy-gray in … Continue reading

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The Summer of My Amateur Music Video

In my first post for Check the Reel I set out a vision for the type of article content I intended when I said, “I’ll be discussing film and film-related news as it comes. Since I also write and direct … Continue reading

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Three Friends and a Movie

(Foreword: My heart goes out to the victims of the Connecticut shooting. Please send them your empathy, prayers and love. They need it.) Like an Illinois winter, when weeks of unseasonable warmth plummet to sub-zero in an hour, then revert, … Continue reading

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One Nation, Under Disney…

You’ve probably forgotten amidst the change sweeping the world, from Superstorm Sandy to elections to Greece buckling under fiscal strain yet again, or you never heard in the first place. It’s impossible to write about film in a vacuum; it’s … Continue reading

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Trailer Thrash VII: The Croods, Hansel and Gretel Witch Hunters, The Smurfs 2

Every Saturday, Check the Reel features Trailer Trash, a close look at previews, trailers, and sneak peeks for films not yet released. What does the rest of the year promise for theatres and Netflix accounts? Which are the masterpieces? Which are the … Continue reading

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Trailer Thrash VI: Iron Man 3, Die Hard 5, The Evil Dead… 1.5?

Every Saturday, Check the Reel features Trailer Trash, a close look at previews, trailer, and sneak peeks for films not yet released. What does the rest of the year promise for theatres and Netflix accounts? Which are the masterpieces? Which are the … Continue reading

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Trailer Thrash 5: Silent Hill Revelations, Hitchcock, Movie 43

Every Saturday, Check the Reel features Trailer Trash, a close look at previews, trailer, and sneak peeks for films not yet released. What does the rest of the year promise for theatres and Netflix accounts? Which are the masterpieces? Which are the … Continue reading

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