Category Archives: Film

What I Saw Last Year: Best Documentaries 2015

It was a great year for documentaries. Listen to Me Marlon is my personal favorite, but the others on my list are equally  strong in a variety of ways, and very human. ______________________________________________________ Amy (Asif Kapadia, director)  I don’t think … Continue reading

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What I Saw Last Year: Best Feature Films 2015

I’m not sure how, but I managed to see 300 feature films in 2015. That’s probably nothing to brag about, but I love movies, and since I’ve got time to see a lot, that’s what I do. I thought it … Continue reading

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Happy New Year from Films etc.

I generally don’t do New Year resolutions, but if I did, one of them would be to not let procrastination prevent me from writing more posts. It’s time to get this thing out of the ditch and back on the … Continue reading

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Brando doc on Showtime this Saturday!

I had emergency gallbladder surgery a little over three weeks ago, which kind of slowed me down a bit. At least I’m able to blame this latest lapse on something other than procrastination. I’m just now getting back to working … Continue reading

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“O Brother, Where Art Thou?” – As Good as It Gets

Last week the New York Film Festival held a 15th anniversary screening of Joel and Ethan Coen’s O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000), which I hadn’t seen it since its initial release. I remember liking it, but it didn’t get … Continue reading

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Coming Soon, or Already Here: Notes on Six Films

The Creeping Garden – Directed by Tim Grabham & Jasper Sharp. This documentary from the U.K. is about the wonders of slime mold. Who knew? The trailer, which grabbed me from the first time I saw it, promises something weird … Continue reading

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“Black Mass” & “Sicario” – Heavy Metal

Last Friday I saw Black Mass and Sicario at the AMC Loews Lincoln Square multiplex here in New York. I don’t necessarily recommend seeing two films back-to-back, especially on four hours’ sleep, but they’d just opened that day and I … Continue reading

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