Category Archives: Home Video

Films etc. – Three Years Down the Road

Last Saturday, April 25, marked three years since I started this blog. Since that time I’ve written 77 posts and have gathered 644 followers. I know these aren’t big numbers by Internet standards, but I’m not complaining. Here’s a kind … Continue reading

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“Goodnight Mommy” – Sweet Dreams

Goodnight Mommy, which we saw on Saturday as part of the New Directors New Films series, is not scheduled to open in this country until August, but I’m too excited by the film to wait until then to write about … Continue reading

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Black & White Visions and Pointless Shootouts – 3 Films

Last Friday I saw The Gunman, a film I had hopes for, given that Sean Penn and Javier Bardem were in the cast. From the trailer it appeared to be the kind of action film I like when they’re well … Continue reading

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“Grey Gardens” – Then & Now

I first saw Grey Gardens nearly 39 years ago at the Film Society of the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. I saw it again last Friday when it opened for a one-week run at Film Forum. For the current release,¬†Grey … Continue reading

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On the Merry-Go-Round: A Month of Movies

Sunday, February 1st. I headed down to Film Forum for the 5:30pm showing of Orson Welles’ Chimes at Midnight (1965), aka Falstaff, considered by many to be Welles’ greatest achievement, and which Welles himself has called his best film. Since … Continue reading

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“The Fall” & “Grantchester” – The UK Strikes Again!

I had planned to include The Fall in my recent recap of the best (in my opinion) TV shows of 2014, but decided not to when I found that we’d watched the first season in September 2013 instead of sometime … Continue reading

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What I Watched Last Year: Best TV 2014

__________________________________________ The Affair (Showtime)¬† This 10-part series is a jig-saw puzzle to be sorted out by the viewer. By the end of the season finale, the complete picture is only beginning to take shape. The Affair has been renewed for … Continue reading

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