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Reel-Important People is a monthly column that highlights those individuals in or related to the movies that have left us in recent weeks. Below you’ll find names big and small and from all areas of the industry, though each was significant to the movies in his or her own way.

Sam Andrew (1941-2015) - Guitarist. As a member of Big Brother… Continue reading Remembering Leonard Nimoy, David Carr, Bruce Sinofsky and Other Reel-Important People We Lost in February

The movies are, first and foremost, a fantasy land. Sure, some films work to depict a realistic world with characters and consequences that mirror our own, but even then they are a construct. Like all art, film is built to instill us with specific feelings, to make us believe the director’s lies for two hours. But of all the lies in film history… Continue reading Remembering 'The Sting,' the Grandfather of 'Focus' and Every Modern Con-Artist Movie

Reel-Important People is a monthly column that highlights those individuals in or related to the movies that have left us in recent weeks. Below you’ll find names big and small and from all areas of the industry, though each was significant to the movies in his or her own way.

Tom Adams (1938-2014) - British Actor. He appears in The Great Escape and The House

It’s the last day of 2014 – and coincidentally enough, my last day as a news writer here at Movies.com. When I was asked what movie I’d want to write about for my final post, I had all of the usual suspects run through my head: The Big Lebowski, Suspiria, Halloween, Takeshi Kitano’s haunting Fireworks… but at the end of the day, there was really only one movie… Continue reading Remembering One of the Greatest Scenes in Movie History

Reel-Important People is a monthly column that highlights those individuals in or related to the movies who have left us in recent weeks. Below you’ll find names big and small and from all areas of the industry, though each was significant to the movies in his or her own way.

Jerry Alan (c.1939-2014) Stunt man. He worked on the James… Continue reading Remembering Mike Nichols, P.D. James and Other Reel-Important People We Lost in November