Daniel Day Lewis in There Will Be Blood

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Adrien Brody as Wladislaw Szpilman in The Piano

The Pianist

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     11 March   Roman Polanski charged with rape, 1977 On this day in 1977, the film director Roman Polanski was arrested on a charge of rape by use of drug. He was also charged with perversion, sodomy, a lewd and … Read more

The infamous "drunken-vodka-breasts" sequence from 4

4

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     17 July   Czar Nicholas II and family executed, 1918 On this day in 1918, the former ruler of Russia, Nicholas Romanov, Emperor and Autocrat of All the Russias, having had a disastrous reign during which he had presided over … Read more

Claudio Brook's Simon is tempted by Silvia Pinal's Satan in Simon of the Desert

Simon of the Desert

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     5 January     Feast of Simeon Stylites Today is the feast day of the Christian ascetic saint Simeon Stylites. Unless you are an adherent of the Eastern Orthodox Church, in which case his feast day is on 1 September. … Read more

Bård Owe in O'Horten

O’Horten

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     27 June   Stratford Martyrs burned, 1556 On this day in 1556, one group of Christians burned another group of Christians at the stake, for being Protestants, in London, England. Eleven of them were men, two women (one of them … Read more

Sasha Grey in The Girlfriend Experience

The Girlfriend Experience

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     4 August   Barack Obama born, 1961 On this day in 1961, Barack Hussein Obama II was born, in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. His parents were Stanley Ann Dunham and Barack Obama Sr, the former an anthropologist from Wichita, Texas, the … Read more

Robert De Niro, Anne Heche and Dustin Hoffman in Wag the Dog

Wag the Dog

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     26 January     President Clinton denies “sexual relations” with Monica Lewinsky, 1998 On this day in 1998, a serving president of the United States responded to allegations that he had had sex with a woman other than his wife. … Read more

Knut Osa Greger as Santa Claus in Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale

Rare Exports

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     6 December     Saint Nicholas dies, 343AD On this day in 343AD (or CE if you prefer), Nikolaos of Myra died. Born in 270AD, in Patara, Greece, to rich parents, Nikolaos was a devout Christian who became a priest, … Read more

Sam Rockwell times two in Moon

Moon

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one       13 November Nasa finds “significant” water on the Moon, 2009 On this day in 2009, Nasa reported that it had found “significant” amounts of water on the Moon. The word “significant” is significant, since scientists had already discovered water … Read more

Paul Reubens and Shirley Henderson in Life during Wartime

Life during Wartime

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     28 July   Earl Tupper born, 1907 Who is Earl Tupper? He invented Tupperware, and was born on this day in 1907, in Berlin, New Hampshire, USA. After studying at Bryant and Stratton University, he went into business for himself, … Read more

Thom Anderson's Los Angeles Plays Itself

Los Angeles Plays Itself

    A movie for every day of the year – a good one     04 September     Founding of Los Angeles, 1781 On this day in 1781 a group of 44 people (plus four soldiers) known as the Pobladores founded the “city” of Los Angeles, or as it was known then El Peublo … Read more

Alfredo Castro in Tony Manero

Tony Manero

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     16 October     Former Chilean president Pinochet arrested, 1998 On this day in 1998, Augusto Pinochet, the former president of Chile, was arrested in London, having been indicted by a Spanish judge of crimes against the human rights of his … Read more

Errol Flynn in The Adventures of Robin Hood

The Adventures of Robin Hood

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     15 June   King John “signs” Magna Carta, 1215 On this day in 1215, the king of England put his seal to Magna Carta (the Great Charter) at Runnymede, near Windsor, England. It is in effect a bill of rights, … Read more

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