Author Archives: Ted Hicks

About Ted Hicks

Iowa farm boy; have lived in NYC for 40 years; worked in motion picture labs, film/video distribution, subtitling, media-awards program; obsessive film-goer all my life.

“The Vast of Night” – Something in the Sky

I hadn’t heard of The Vast of Night before reading the New York Times review last May. It sounded very interesting, so I watched it on Amazon Prime two days later. The film is a knockout, a superior piece of work … Continue reading

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Actors on Acting – Lockdown Edition

I follow Chris Evans on Twitter. A few days ago he referenced a conversation he’d recently had with Paul Rudd for the Variety series “Actors on Actors.” Due to Covid-19, this was filmed remotely with each of them in separate … Continue reading

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Films During Lockdown – Highlights of What I’ve Seen, Part 2

Part 2 — May 1 to May 23 As I mentioned in Part 1, until movie theaters reopen, I’ll continue seeing films on my laptop or our flat screen TV. Nothing beats seeing them on a theater screen, but until … Continue reading

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Films During Lockdown – Highlights of What I’ve Seen, Part 1

Part 1 — April 4 to April 30 We used to say that we “see” movies in a theater, but “watch” them on TV. The semantics of that difference are interesting to me. Though as more and more films have … Continue reading

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Best TV 2019 & 2020 – Supplemental

Here are supplemental materials for some of the titles listed in my last two posts. I didn’t think there was going to be much, but it turns out I found a lot. Pick and choose, as per your interests. ___________________________________________________ … Continue reading

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TV, Cable & Streaming – Best of 2019 & 2020 (so far) – Part 2

              _______________________________________________ Marc Maron: End Times Fun – (Netflix)  This was obviously recorded well before the coronavirus outbreak, but it feels like it was done five minutes ago. Resonates sharply with our current times. … Continue reading

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TV, Cable & Streaming – Best of 2019 & 2020 (so far) – Part 1

It’s a good thing there’s an abundance of good and even great stuff to watch on TV, computers, and (shudder) mobile phones, considering that movie theaters are closed and we don’t really have anywhere to go except grocery stores, drug … Continue reading

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Seeing Movies in These Crazy Times: Pt. 2 – New Films to Stream + One Classic

All movie theaters and film programs in New York City were shut down by March 15. At that time, quite a few new films had their theatrical runs cut short. A number of these films have since been made available … Continue reading

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Seeing Movies in These Crazy Times

Well, there’s nothing quite like a pandemic to put things in perspective, is there? I don’t see how the country — and the world — will be able to recover from the financial loss the coronavirus is causing, not to … Continue reading

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Best Documentaries 2019 – Supplemental

My blog post from last August, Recent Documentaries: Supplemental, contains materials on the following films on my 2019 list. (Click on the link to access.) Echo in the Canyon, David Crosby: Remember My Name, Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am, … Continue reading

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