Welcome to Where Everyone Has Gone Before, the column in which I continue my film education before your very eyes by seeking out and watching all of the movies I should have seen by now. I will first judge the movie before I've watched it, based entirely on its reputation (and my potentially misguided thoughts). Then I will give the movie a fair chance and actually watch it. You will laugh at me, you may condemn me, but you will never say I didn't try!

The Film:'Julia' (1977), Dir. Fred Zinnemann

Starring: Jane Fonda, Vanessa Redgrave, Jason Robards, Maximilian Schell and Meryl Streep.

Why I Haven't Seen It Until Now: Although I've heard this title tossed around by fellow film buffs quite a bit, I never had the desire to track down 'Julia' until a friend told me it was the "best film ever made about writers." As something resembling a writer myself, I decided to toss it on the 'ol Netflix queue. That was months ago. It's been sitting on my desk ever since, staring at me, taunting me, daring me to watch it. I still don't know why I haven't put it on. Maybe it's the just the dull title. Maybe I'm scared of it for some bizarre reason. I really don't know.
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This Oscar-winning drama, based on the writing of Lillian Hellman, depicts the relationship between two... Read More

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