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.

“That Shit You Call Music” – Before New York, Part 1

Before I get rolling, I probably should say something about the title of this post. When I moved to Minneapolis from Iowa City in the Fall of 1973, my first apartment was only five or six blocks from what quickly … Continue reading

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Movie Poster Potpourri – Take 3

It’s been nearly four years since the last one of these film poster collections (time flies). I’ve found quite a few interesting posters since then, so I thought I’d do another. There’s no particular theme here. I guess what links … Continue reading

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Down the Rabbit Hole (Again)

July 2, 2022. It’s come to my attention that a number of images have disappeared from this post, which accounts for the numerous blank spaces. I suspect gremlins. I’ll be restoring these missing images as soon as possible. _________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ … Continue reading

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Tip of the Iceberg – Part 2

In yesterday’s post, I said I’d be thinking of films I’ll wish I’d included long after this post is done and gone. Well, it only took until the end of the day. I didn’t intend to do a part two, … Continue reading

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Ten Years Down the Road – Tip of the Iceberg

Yesterday, April 25, marks ten years since I started this film blog. Ten years. How is that possible? It’s been a long strange trip, fighting procrastination every step of the way. But it’s too late to stop now, and I … Continue reading

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For Bruce Willis – From Russia with Love

Recently I was going through the vaguely organized mass of material I’ve accumulated over the years, stuff I’ve been reluctant to get rid of because who knows when you’ll need it, right? While I was doing that, I came across … Continue reading

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Mifune on My Mind – Random Notes

Film Forum in New York City recently held a four-week retrospective of Toshiro Mifune films, 33 in all. I’ve loved Mifune on screen for years, so this series was like a gift. I’d seen many of the titles being shown … Continue reading

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Best Documentary Films 2021

The following ten documentaries, listed in alphabetical order, represent the best of what I saw last year. __________________________________________________ Ascension (Jessica Kingdon, director) From Daniel Fienberg’s review in The Hollywood Reporter (6/23/21): “Presented with no narrative and limited structure, Ascension is … Continue reading

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Best Feature Films 2021, Part 2 – The Best of the Rest

Here are the best of the rest of what I saw last year, 18 films in alphabetical order. I don’t claim that all of these are great films (though some of them are), but they all got my attention and … Continue reading

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What I Saw Last Year – Best Feature Films 2021 – Part 1

Movie theaters had been closed for a year due to the pandemic when they began reopening this past year. When I saw Tenet on the IMAX screen at AMC Lincoln Square on March 22, it was my first time in … Continue reading

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