Posts by Joseph Doherty

Joseph Doherty

About The Author

Joseph Doherty has always had an appreciation for both the entertainment value and cultural impact of films/television shows. Some of his favorite films include Boogie Nights, L.A. Confidential, and This Is Spinal Tap. As for television, it's The Sopranos. Period. In the future, Doherty hopes to relocate to California and further develop his skills in screenwriting. Joseph Doherty is a graduate of Bridgewater State University and currently resides in Massachusetts.
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‘The Sopranos’ vs. ‘The Wire’: The Great TV Debate

Joseph Doherty takes a look back at HBO's two most influential series.

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Robert Zemeckis: A Storybook Career

As Robert Zemeckis returns to live-action filmmaking with Flight, starring Denzel Washington, Joseph Doherty takes a look back at the many distinct chapters of the director's career.

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Terrence Malick: A Career Report Card

With Terrance Malick's To The Wonder building acclaim, Joseph Doherty offers a complete analysis of his work.

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Mel Gibson and ‘Machete Kills’: A Smart Career Move?

Mel Gibson's career has been in a free fall for several years now. Joseph Doherty believes Gibson's recent decision to take a supporting role in Machete Kills may be what he needs to get back on track.

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The Trouble with Aaron Sorkin

With Aaron Sorkin having full control over his latest TV show, The Newsroom has problems, says Joseph Doherty.

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‘World War Z’: Anatomy of a Hollywood Disaster

On paper, Max Brooks' novel World War Z sounded like it had the potential to be a decent, but it has been nearly a year since cameras began rolling and all the filmmakers have to show for it is about 50 minutes worth of useable footage at a cost of $170 million. Joseph Doherty explores what went wrong.

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Ridley Scott: The Ageless Wonder

Joseph Doherty looks back at the illustrious and diverse career of Ridley Scott, one of Hollywood's true visionaries.

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Is Judd Apatow Still Funny?

Joseph Doherty looks at Judd Apatow's career and wonders whether Apatow is on the right track.

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‘The Godfather’ at 40: The Sequel Debate

Forty years after the debut of one of the finest pieces of art ever committed to film, Joseph Doherty, in a well thought out opus worthy of the films themselves, undertakes the age old debate: which was better, The Godfather or The Godfather Part II?

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The Office in Florida: A Last Hurrah?

With the characters of The Office headed back from Florida, the series itself looks to be headed toward a finale. Joseph Doherty takes a look back at what made the show great, what caused it to lapse into mediocrity, and what this Florida story arc has done to rejuvenate the show, its characters, and the quality of the storylines.

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Is Liam Neeson Redefining the Action Hero?

Liam Neeson seems to have reinvented his career by becoming an unquestionably tough and grizzled no-nonsense action star. Given his excellent acting chops, Joseph Doherty wonders if his inclination to do action movies isn’t reinventing the entire genre.

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Road to the Oscars: Best Supporting Actor

Four seasoned actors join one newcomer as the nominees for Best Supporting Actor. One of the most seasoned nominees clearly stands above the rest. Joseph Doherty has the analysis in our "Road to the Oscars" series.

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Road to the Oscars: Best Sound Mixing

Joseph Doherty continues our Road to the Oscars series, looking at the nominees for Best Sound Mixing.

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Can James Bond Get His Groove Back in ‘Skyfall’?

Is Daniel Craig leading the classic character of James Bond and the 007 franchise in the right direction? Joseph Doherty argues that Craig and the latest Bond installment will be successful if they stay true to the essence of the superspy’s complex nature.

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‘Mars Attacks’ and ‘Men In Black:’ 15 Years Later

15 years after their releases, Joseph Doherty takes a look at the similarities and differences between these two films and how they hold up now.

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