My Week in Film: March 4 to March 10

Here is what I watched this week. Continue reading “My Week in Film: March 4 to March 10”

What I Learned From The Godfather: Part III

I have no idea why I watched The Godfather: Part III last night. Even though I own the trilogy and have seen the first two movies countless times (it is required viewing in my household), I always avoided watching the final installment. Probably because I was worried it would ruin the entire trilogy. The Godfather: Part III was as exactly as I expected. Mostly terrible. The plot isn’t engaging and truly horrendous performances overwhelm the film’s few good moments.

These are some of my stray observations about The Godfather: Part III. Continue reading “What I Learned From The Godfather: Part III”

Lifetime Achievement Award: Al Pacino

Al Pacino is an icon of American film. He has created some of the great characters in the movies–from Michael Corleone to Tony Montana to Roy Cohn. His career inspires audiences and artists alike, with each new performance a master class for a generation of actors to follow. AFI is proud to present him with its 35th Life Achievement Award.”
– Sir Howard Stringer, chair, AFI Board of Trustees
Pacino Honored by American Film Institute
By WENN Saturday, October 21, 2006 [SOURCE]

HOLLYWOOD – Movie icon Al Pacino has been announced as next year’s recipient of the 35th American Film Institute’s (AFI) Life Achievement Award.
Sir Howard Stringer, the chairman of the AFI Board of Trustees, made the announcement yesterday, confirming the award will be presented to Pacino at a gala tribute in Los Angeles on June 7.
A thrilled Pacino says, “I am moved and honored to be considered for such a prestigious award.”
Past AFI tributes have honored Meryl Streep, Star Wars creator George Lucas, Sean Connery and Robert De Niro.
A well-deserved honor for a great actor.
The 35th AFI Life Achievement Award tribute will air in June 2007