Category Archives: Books

What I Saw Last Year: Best Feature Films 2018

It was a year of many exceptional films. The following three are my top picks, the best of the 373 features (including documentaries) I saw in 2018. (Yeah, I know, get a life.) __________________________________________________________ Capernaum (Nadine Labaki, director & co-writer)  … Continue reading

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Another One Bites the Dust — Happy New Year from Films etc.

It’s been a good year for film and television, but pretty grim otherwise, both nationally and globally. I just hope that the creature in the White House finally implodes without taking the rest of us with him. That said, here’s … Continue reading

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Kubrick Postscript: “Killer’s Kiss” – 1955

After putting up my third post on Stanley Kubrick last Thursday, I was still in the mood, so I decided to watch his second feature, Killer’s Kiss. I didn’t plan to write about Kubrick again so soon, but I really … Continue reading

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Still More Kubrick!

The subject of Stanley Kubrick is a very deep well. After completing my two previous posts, I still had a lot of material left over and thought of putting together another installment. Since then, I’ve come across even more. There’s … Continue reading

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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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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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