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A Bright Outlook on These Dark Times

I’ve decided to do text-based posts that run parallel in subject matter to the new podcast. Not an exact transcript necessarily, but pretty close. This is the first. We know a lot about this situation (living under the weight of … Continue reading

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The Podcast Has Begun…

Hello to one and all. This blog, which I have operated on and off for a decade now, is finally getting its own podcast. There’s only a trailer up there now, but the first (short but sweet) introductory episode will … Continue reading

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Top 20 Christmas Movies, Other Than Versions of A Christmas Carol

A couple of years ago, I gave you readers my Top 5 Versions of A Christmas Carol. This year, I’m doing a list of the top 20 other stories made and remade into Christmas movies for you to watch in … Continue reading

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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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