Author Archives: Hilary

Review: Thor: Ragnarok

Story: Thor and other characters from previous Marvel films team up to save Asgard from an evil being (saying anything more would be a spoiler, sorry). Review: This movie is HILARIOUS. The plot/story is pretty generic, but it doesn’t matter because … Continue reading

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The Top 20 Feminist Movies of All Time

A lot of films try really hard to portray women in some ‘correct’ way, but they often fall short by either avoiding one stereotype so hard that they end up with another equally flat stereotype or else they just ring … Continue reading

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Notes From a Talk by Walter Murch

Back when I was first trying to figure out an early version of iMovie to cut stuff I’d shot on Hi-8 tapes, more than a decade ago, I saw a documentary named The Cutting Edge. It was revolutionary for me … Continue reading

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My Top 100 Favorite Movies

Some years ago, I published a list of the top 100 movies that everyone in filmmaking should see. Today, I’d like to follow that up with my top 100 favorite films list – the ones I enjoy the most regardless … Continue reading

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Review: War for the Planet of the Apes

Story: A military colonel attacks Caesar’s camp, causing Caesar to seek him out for revenge. But on the journey Cesar comes across a new human-plague and ends up in more of a psychological than physical war with the colonel. Review: … Continue reading

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Review: Wonder Woman

I probably should have posted this on June 2 when I saw it, but hey, who actually reads this blog anyway? Story: We see Wonder Woman’s origin story on an island of Amazons, but when super-spy Steve crash lands by … Continue reading

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Mini-Review: Ghost in the Shell (2017)

  Story:  In an era of cyborg modifications being de rigueur, a female cyborg-soldier tries to find a terrorist brain-hacker in Japan. Review: Although the VFX in this movie are impressive, they’re nothing new – and the cracked eggshell appearance of the cyber-bodies (see … Continue reading

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Mini-Review: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)

Yes, I decided to start posting again – occasionally. I’ve started watching more new films than people are willing to hear me drone on about, so I need an outlet once again. So. here we go! Story: Star-Lord and Gamora … Continue reading

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Weekly Mini-Review: Bananas (1971)

Story: A nebbish product-tester pretends to be interested in loopy political groups to impress a girl. When the relationship falls through, he takes an already planned trip to a small Latin American country and gets forced into becoming part of … Continue reading

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Weekly Mini-Review: On Golden Pond (1981)

Story: Family dynamics between an old couple, their daughter, and the son of her husband-to-be change when everyone visits during a summer at the family cabin. Review: The cinematography in this movie is absolutely phenomenal: indoor, outdoor, and nature photography … Continue reading

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