Category Archives: Film

About Inconsolable Rage and Forgiveness

If you have not seen Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, go do so. I will not refuse to speak to you if you don’t, but really, I say this because it’s the best film I’ve seen this year. I see … Continue reading

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“For you are everywhere”

“The Last Jedi”, with its billion-dollar whammy at the box office, was not the ONLY movie out there this Christmas. You might want to see this one. ____________________________________ A few years ago, on the lam from a convention which was … Continue reading

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Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

General Leia

I’ve got some thoughts about The Last Jedi. Just in case anyone reading this has not yet seen it, here’s a nice promo picture from the movie. Below that is the “continue reading” tag. Don’t click on it if you … Continue reading

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The Man Who Invented Christmas: A Very Short Review

by Brenda W. Clough  I’ve been fascinated for a long time by movies and books that depict the creative process. Most depictions of writers, especially on TV are utterly unrealistic. All those impoverished novelists mysteriously living in penthouses in New … Continue reading

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The Reluctant Traveler Scouts San Francisco

Depending on what I’m working on, I like to have a movie on. It’s a thing. That led me to an SF-based website featuring “then and now” photographs of San Francisco film locations. ReelsSF These are vintage films, iconic favorites, … Continue reading

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The Reluctant Traveler visits Hill House

I’m watching my favorite Halloween movie as I write this. Directed by Robert Wise, Claire Bloom’s clothes by Mary Quant, and starring the incomparable Julie Harris. Black and white. 1963. And the novel this movie is adapted from is one … Continue reading

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Bladerunner 2049 Needs an Editor!

(a quickie film review; I’ll try to avoid spoilers) I’ve been a big fan of the original “Bladerunner” since it first showed in the theaters, so was really looking forward to this sequel. I avoided seeing any trailers or reading … Continue reading

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Hold the art, gimme a flick with great extras

I find it almost impossible to watch cinema. My palate has been irretrievably vitiated by a constant diet of trashy teen pix, romcom, bromance, vilely stupid adventure flicks, indie gay comedy, and B-minus monster movies dated pre-1977. This means I fall asleep after ten minutes of Babette’s Feast, and I have a perfect 0 for 0 record at having seen the Oscar nominees in any year before the ceremony. Continue reading

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Revisiting the past. Sort of.

It’s spring break. Last Friday, my son and a friend decided to do a movie marathon of The Lord of The Rings trilogy. One of his friends had never seen it. I can’t remember if my son had seen it … Continue reading

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Missing the Beauty

I subscribe to three different news feeds that specialize in media news so I can keep up with the latest media information for my media literacy class.  For weeks and weeks, a single story has dominated the headlines: the “gay … Continue reading

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