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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: 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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How to Remember Movies Fondly, Even When They Stink

Try watching a few movies you only saw once or twice when you were a kid and see how well you remember them. Not only will you remember them differently than other people, but you might have even rewritten the … Continue reading

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What is Feminist Media?

There seem to be several different definitions for the term “feminist cinema,” (or TV, as the case may be). To some, unfortunately, it means films with self-proclaimed “bitches” who spend an hour-and-a-half man-bashing, complaining about cosmetics/shaving and other methods of hair removal/magazine … Continue reading

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Why We Watch

When I took my first screenwriting class, the teacher asked the class a question, “Why do we watch movies?” Eager to participate, I replied with something along the lines of “To gain someone else’s perspective on a situation, or  to … Continue reading

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New Ratings Page Added!

As you may or may not recall, I did a post a while back about the flaws in the current ratings systems, particularly that of the MPAA. So I decided to start an experiment: my own list of ratings for … Continue reading

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Lost in Translation: Are Insufficient Subtitles Robbing Unilingual Viewers of Potential Enjoyment?

Last year, when I took my first semester of Spanish, I began to notice that I could tell what Spanish-speaking characters were saying some of the time in the movies and television shows I was watching. Unfortunately, I was able … Continue reading

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