Author Archives: Dennis Cozzalio

About Dennis Cozzalio

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Dennis Cozzalio has been writing his all-purpose, agenda-free film criticism blog Sergio Leone and the Infield Fly Rule since 2004. Cozzalio studied film at the University of Oregon in the late ‘70s and currently resides in Glendale, California where he lives with his wife and two daughters. He spends his (precious little) free time writing, cooking and trying to reconcile himself to a new reality weighted more toward catching up on movies at home, where distractions abide, and less in the overpriced, chatter-infested environs of 21st-century cinemas. His favorite movies include Nashville, The Lady Eve, Once Upon a Time in the West, Fellini Roma, His Girl Friday, Dressed to Kill, Amarcord and 1941, and he thinks Barbara Stanwyck can do no wrong.

Game Night

Venom

Fahrenheit 11/9

THE MURIEL AWARDS HALL OF FAME, CLASS OF 2018

BURT REYNOLDS (1936-2018) AND DELIVERANCE

THE DESERT HEART OF CHARLEY VARRICK

Eat Me – Animal House at 40

ON MISADVENTURES AND BEING FUNNY IN AN ALTERNATE HOLLYWOOD: AN INTERVIEW WITH BIFFLE & SHOOSTER’S MICHAEL SCHLESINGER

THE BEST OF 2018 SO FAR

SIXTEEN YEARS OF MOVIE LOVE WITH MY HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE

Q: WHO’S PATSY KELLY? A:…

2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY RETURNS IN 70mm

TEN THINGS I LEARNED AT TCMFF 2018

O THE CHOICES I HAVE! A 2018 TCMFF PREAMBLE

WEEKEND MENAGERIE: A BULL, A BUNNY AND A GO-RILLA

The Scarlet Empress

OUT OF PRINT: THE NEW BEVERLY CINEMA’S HISTORY

WHAT WE TALK ABOUT WHEN WE TALK ABOUT OSCAR PREDICTIONS v.2017

FACES PLACES and THE 2017 MURIEL AWARDS

EXIT, STAGE LEFT: THE VALEDICTORY FILMS OF ARTHUR PENN AND ROBERT ALTMAN (FOR TOM BLOCK)

NOTES ON THE 2017 OSCAR NOMINATIONS (and PHANTOM THREAD!)

FACEBOOK POSTS I NEVER MADE

THE COLLECTION

SINGING THE PRAISES OF MY FAVORITE MOVIES OF 2017