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The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)

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THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI
Robert Wiene
1920 • 67 Minutes • 1.33 : 1 • Germany 
Decla-Bioscop AG 

Cast: Werner Krauss, Conrad Veidt, Friedrich Fehér, Lil Dagover, Hans Twardowski
Screenplay: Hans Janowitz, Carl Mayer
Cinematography: Willy Hameister
Producers: Rudolf Meinert, Erich Pommer

Awards & Honors

The Essential Films Countdown Lists
100 Essential Horror Movies - 2011 Edition
100 Essential Horror Movies - 2012 Edition
100 Essential Horror Movies - 2013 Edition

100 Essential Horror Movies - 2016 Edition

THE MOST AMAZING STORY EVER FILMED

Cesare, a somnambulist controlled by the demented Dr. Caligari, makes deadly predictions that come

to pass.  In fact, Caligari is hypnotizing Cesare to commit murders around the country.  Can our hero, Francis, stop the murders before it is too late? Or worse yet, before he descends into madness?

This is perhaps THE defining work of German Expressionist cinema with its sharp angles and twisted backgrounds and exaggerated set design. The style lends itself…

The 2017 Essential Film Awards

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Celebrating the cinematic achievements of 2016.
Official 2016 Selections

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Best Film of the Year - Drama

MANCHESTER BY THE SEA Kenneth Lonergan 137 Minutes • 1.85:1 • United States Color • English • Amazon Studios
Cast: Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler, Lucas Hedges Screenplay: Kenneth Lonergan Producers: Matt Damon, Kimberly Steward, Chris Moore, Kevin J. Walsh, Lauren Beck Cinematography: Jody Lee Lipes __________
Best Film of the Year - Comedy or Musical

FORCED PERSPECTIVE, Ep.89 – OSCAR-MANIA 2017, Part 2

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It’s that time of the year once again!

THE ACADEMY AWARDS are upon us, and who better to preview the big show on February 26th than YOUR favorite movie podcast! In Part 2, join SportsGuy515 and Adolfo, along with special guest co-host BRANDON DRAVEN, as they wrap-up #OscarMania with their personal picks for the BEST and WORST films of 2016. Which films will have the honor (and dishonor) of making the cut? You’ve gotta tune in to find out! PLUS – the trio will look ahead and preview 2017’s offerings. OVER 2 HOURS OF GREAT FILM DISCUSSION! Don’t just stand there – DOWNLOAD/STREAM NOW!!!

***PROGRAMMING NOTE: FORCED PERSPECTIVE will be off next week due to the Oscars (as well as SportsGuy’s tradition of attending the AMC 24-Hour Best Picture Showcase in New York City), but the show will be back the following weekend with an all-new episode recapping next Sunday’s big show. In place of FP next week will be a NEW episode of THE ESSENTIAL FILMS PODCAST (also hosted by Adolfo and SportsGuy) …

FORCED PERSPECTIVE, Ep.88 – OSCAR-MANIA 2017, Part 1

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It’s that time of the year once again!



THE ACADEMY AWARDS are upon us, and who better to preview the big show on February 26th than YOUR favorite movie podcast! In Part 1, join SportsGuy515 and Adolfo, along with special guest co-host BRANDON DRAVEN, as they begin the Oscar hype with a recap of the Golden Globes before moving onto reviews of Best Picture contenders Moonlight, Hell or High Water, Manchester By the Sea, Fences, and La La Land. In the last segment, the trio will give their Oscar predictions – which films and actors will take home statues come Oscar night? Find out on this explosive episode – ALMOST 2 HOURS OF GREAT FILM DISCUSSION! So what are you waiting for?



DOWNLOAD/STREAM NOW!!!



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