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So far Michael Powell has created 43 blog entries.

Dreamin’ Wild

Hollywood loves a biopic. And within that greater subgenre, an area of deep focus is the music biopic. From 1909’s Origin of Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata to last year’s Elvis, filmmakers [...]

The Lesson

While adaptations of novels often serve as the basis of films, there are also many occasions where a writer themselves, whether real or fictional, has been the subject of a [...]

Blue Jean

The story of the LGBTQ community across the world is a story of struggle. Struggle for acceptance, struggle for rights, and in many cases, struggle for survival. While the United [...]

Brooklyn 45

The World War II era has been fertile ground for filmmakers for decades. It lends itself to a very wide spectrum of genre and tone, which is likely why it [...]

Moon Garden

Centering a film on a child’s performance can be a great risk for a filmmaker. On one hand, as all of us were once children, and many are parents, there [...]


In the ever-present biopic genre, the rise of technology companies has meant the rise of film and television stories about the people behind these companies. Pirates of Silicon Valley, Jobs, [...]


Bela Lugosi and Dwight Frye. Carlos Villarias and Pablo Alvarez Rubio. Frank Langella and Tony Haygarth. Klaus Kinski and Roland Topor. George Hamilton and Arte Johnson. Gary Oldman and Tom [...]

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