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The Shape of Water: A Very Short Review

by Brenda W. Clough There are those of us who watch movies over and over again. I can’t imagine what repeat views of The Last Jedi would get you. But with The Shape of Water, I can see it. This is … Continue reading

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A Guest Movie Review from Bear Stamey: “Paddington 2”

Hello, and how are you? I am so excited to tell you about the new movie with my friend Paddington Bear.

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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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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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Wonder Woman: A Very Short Review

by Brenda W. Clough My son and I agree that the super hero movie is now become formulaic. You need your origin narrative. Your superhero debut. Your major conflict, ideally involving saving the world. It’s as rigid a formula as … Continue reading

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La La Land: A Very Short Review

by Brenda W. Clough Movie musicals are rare as the unicorn these days. When was the last time you saw them singing and dancing in an original production on a movie screen, except in children’s animation? So La La Land is a … Continue reading

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Arrival: A Very Short Review

by Brenda W. Clough Is there anything that makes heart and mind race better than a truly smart science fiction movie? Surely Arrival is going to be a finalist for the film Hugo and Nebula. It’s also garnered considerable critical … Continue reading

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Dr. Strange: A Very Short Review

by Brenda W. Clough  Marvel comics have never been core for me. But like most comic fans I’m well familiar with the major landmarks of the Marvelverse — the X-men, the Fantastic Four and so on. Dr. Stephen Strange I … Continue reading

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Bicentennial Man: A Very Short Review

by Brenda W. Clough This movie came out in 1999, and I am sorry to report that I only saw it last fall. It is fairly faithfully based upon the award-winning novella from 1976 that we probably all have read, … Continue reading

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The Martian: A Very Short Review

by Brenda W. Clough  I love near-future SF! You can have your galaxies far far away. Give me NASA! And in The Martian we get everything the space-SF fan could ever desire. Gravity slingshots! Settling new planets! It is like … Continue reading

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