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Paul Thomas Anderson ...  Director, There Will Be Blood / ... 6 episodes, 2019
Brad Bird ...  Himself - Director, The Incredibles / ... 6 episodes, 2019
Alonso Duralde Alonso Duralde ...  Himself - Film Critic, The Wrap 6 episodes, 2019
Neal Gabler ...  Himself - Film Historian / ... 6 episodes, 2019
Renee Graham ...  Herself - Columnist, The Boston Globe 6 episodes, 2019
Ben Mankiewicz ...  Himself - TCM Host / ... 6 episodes, 2019
Amy Nicholson Amy Nicholson ...  Herself - Film Critic, Variety 6 episodes, 2019
Kenneth Turan Kenneth Turan ...  Himself - Film Critic, Los Angeles Times / ... 6 episodes, 2019
Edgar Wright ...  Himself - Director, Shaun of the Dead / ... 6 episodes, 2019
Alec Baldwin ...  Himself - Actor / ... 5 episodes, 2019
Todd Boyd Todd Boyd ...  Himself - Professor of Cinema and Media studies, USC 5 episodes, 2019
Larry Charles ...  Himself - Director, Borat 5 episodes, 2019
Cameron Crowe ...  Himself - Writer / ... 5 episodes, 2019
Nelson George ...  Himself - Author and Filmmaker 5 episodes, 2019
Bill Hader ...  Himself - Actor 5 episodes, 2019
Tom Hanks ...  Himself - Actor 5 episodes, 2019
Holly Hunter ...  Herself - Actor / ... 5 episodes, 2019
John Landis ...  Himself - Director, National Lampoon's Animal House / ... 5 episodes, 2019
Mia Mask Mia Mask ...  Herself - Professor of Film, Vassar College / ... 5 episodes, 2019
Tim Naftali ...  Himself - Historian 5 episodes, 2019
Robert Redford ...  Himself - Actor / ... 5 episodes, 2019
Julia Roberts ...  Herself - Actor 5 episodes, 2019
Maya Rudolph ...  Herself - Actor / ... 5 episodes, 2019
John Singleton ...  Himself - Director, Boyz n the Hood / ... 5 episodes, 2019
Steven Spielberg ...  Director, Jaws / ... 5 episodes, 2019
Nia Vardalos ...  Actor, My Big Fat Greek Wedding / ... 5 episodes, 2019
Rob Zombie ...  Himself - Director, The Devil's Rejects 5 episodes, 2019
Jason Bailey Jason Bailey ...  Himself - Columnist, The New York Times / ... 4 episodes, 2019
Sean Baker ...  Himself - Director, The Florida Project / ... 4 episodes, 2019
Jacqueline Coley ...  Herself - Editor, Rotten Tomatoes 4 episodes, 2019
Chris Connelly ...  Himself - Columnist / ... 4 episodes, 2019
Billy Crystal ...  Himself - Actor / ... 4 episodes, 2019
Robert De Niro ...  Actor, Heat / ... 4 episodes, 2019
Illeana Douglas ...  Herself - Actor 4 episodes, 2019
Dana Gould ...  Himself - Comedian and Writer / ... 4 episodes, 2019
Amy Heckerling ...  Herself - Director, Clueless / ... 4 episodes, 2019
Alan Horn ...  Himself - Chairman, Walt Disney Pictures / ... 4 episodes, 2019
Ron Howard ...  Actor, American Graffiti / ... 4 episodes, 2019
Baz Luhrmann ...  Himself - Director, Moulin Rouge! 4 episodes, 2019
Alicia Malone ...  Herself - TCM Host 4 episodes, 2019
James Mangold ...  Himself - Director, 3:10 to Yuma / ... 4 episodes, 2019
Michael Mann ...  Himself - Director, Heat / ... 4 episodes, 2019
Frances McDormand ...  Herself - Actor / ... 4 episodes, 2019
Julianne Moore ...  Herself - Actor / ... 4 episodes, 2019
James Ponsoldt ...  Himself - Director, The End of the Tour / ... 4 episodes, 2019
Philip Rosenthal ...  Himself - Writer / ... 4 episodes, 2019
Paul Scheer ...  Himself - Actor and Comedian / ... 4 episodes, 2019
Martin Scorsese ...  Director, Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore / ... 4 episodes, 2019
Ridley Scott ...  Himself - Director, Blade Runner / ... 4 episodes, 2019
Robin Swicord ...  Herself - Screenwriter / ... 4 episodes, 2019
Lorraine Ali Lorraine Ali ...  Herself - Television Critic, Los Angeles Times 3 episodes, 2019
Michael Arndt ...  Himself - Screenwriter, Little Miss Sunshine / ... 3 episodes, 2019
Peter Bogdanovich ...  Himself - Director, The Last Picture Show / ... 3 episodes, 2019
Tim Burton ...  Himself - Director, Beetlejuice / ... 3 episodes, 2019
Sloan DeForest Sloan DeForest ...  Herself - TCM Contributor / ... 3 episodes, 2019
Antoine Fuqua ...  Himself - Director, Training Day 3 episodes, 2019
Aisha Harris Aisha Harris ...  Herself - Film Critic, The New York Times 3 episodes, 2019
John Heilemann ...  Himself - Journalist 3 episodes, 2019
Susanna Hoffs ...  Herself - Vocalist and Guitarist 3 episodes, 2019
Anjelica Huston ...  Herself - Daughter of John Huston / ... 3 episodes, 2019
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Rebecca Keegan Rebecca Keegan ...  Herself - Senior Film Editor, The Hollywood Reporter / ... 3 episodes, 2019
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Christy Lemire ...  Herself - Film Critic, RogerEbert.com / ... 3 episodes, 2019
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Kyra Sedgwick ...  Herself - Actress / ... 3 episodes, 2019
Krista Smith Krista Smith ...  Herself - Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair 3 episodes, 2019
Robert B. Weide ...  Himself / ... 3 episodes, 2019
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A look at the history of movies and their impact on our culture.

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7 July 2019 (USA) See more »

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A Must See Series For Film Buffs!
8 July 2019 | by cinephile-27690See all my reviews

I'm a cinephile(it's in my reviewer name) so when I heard a few days ago that this series was happening, I was pumped! (This is now my 260th review!) The show simply talks about the great movies of a specific decade. This week, they talked about the 80s.

Such movies they reference include: Raging Bull, Ordinary People, Raiders of the Lost Ark, ET, Gandhi, The Breakfast Club, Stand By Me(a bit too briefly), Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Die Hard, When Harry Met Sally, Ghost-busters, the list continues on and on. I wished some other movies were mentioned, like The Last Temptation of Christ and Shoah(both are in my top 10)-but I understand that they couldn't discuss every movie that releases within a decade.

Through every segment, celebrities and critics give their input on how these movies impact us today(For example, ET brought long lines of people waiting to see it.) We get interviews from directors like Martin Scorsese and Steven Spielberg, film critics like Christy Lemire and Alonso Duralde(who says Die Hard is about as perfect as Casablanca-think about that...), and actors like Tom Hanks say a few words(who is also the co-executive producer of this series.) It's exciting to hear such people in the movie business talk enthusiastically about the medium!

We also get many facts about the movies, many I knew, but are still fun to hear about again. For instance, it showed how animated characters were blended in with live action scenery in Roger Rabbit, and a clip was shown of the Donald and Duffy scene occurring WITHOUT the characters drawn in! Honestly, that was more impressive than the actual scene! Rob Reiner also mentions that he filmed the orgasm scene in When Harry Met Sally in front of his own mother(she's the woman who says: "I'll have what she's having.")

Also, there are only about 5 minutes of previews for every 10ish minutes of the show, which was a fair balance.

As you can see, if you love movies as much as I do, this series will be like a kid in a candy store for you! It's a delight from start to finish, and it's a must see for film buffs-yet anyone else should see it as well. (Next week is about the movies of the 90s-by the way.) This is POSSIBLY the best mini-series(or series in general) that I have ever seen. It's that great and feel-good.

PS, CNN-if you are reading this review,I would love for you to release this to DVD for $20-$30, possibly-thank you! :)


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