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.

More Kubrick!

I’d gathered far more material than would reasonably fit in my previous post on Stanley Kubrick, so I’m including some of it in this follow-up. This is a grab bag of interviews, profiles, photos, clips and quotes to pick and … Continue reading

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Stanley K Is in the House!

It feels like Stanley Kubrick has always been with us. He hasn’t gone anywhere. This is especially true of late. Through a Different Lens, an astonishing exhibit of his still photography for Look magazine in the late 1940s, is on … Continue reading

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Before the Wall Came Down: Polish Poster Variations

Until the Berlin Wall came down in 1989, followed by the collapse of the Soviet Union, U.S. publicity materials for American films had been banned in Poland. During that time, Polish poster artists responded with clever, inventive interpretations that were … Continue reading

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On Set, Off Camera

Recently, while doing Google searches for posters and stills, I began running across shots of actors in off-camera moments during the making of a movie. There’s nothing particularly profound about any of these, but I think they’re fun to see, … Continue reading

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Best TV & Cable Supplemental: “Better Things,” Interviews & More

Someone asked why I hadn’t included Better Things (FX) with my list of best TV & cable shows of 2017. Simple answer: I forgot! I shouldn’t have, because this is a terrific series. We didn’t start watching until the final … Continue reading

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What I Watched Last Year: Best TV & Cable 2017

                  _____________________________________________________ Mindhunter (Netflix). This is my absolute favorite of everything I watched last year. I’ve seen it twice so far. It’s strong stuff, and probably not for everyone. The production is … Continue reading

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What I Saw Last Year: Best Documentaries 2017

                                  ____________________________________________________ It’s hard to single these out, but the five films above are my top picks of the fifteen titles on this list. … Continue reading

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