Category Archives: Books

Wonder and Weirdness #1 – Ed Emshwiller

I was familiar with Ed Emshwiller’s science fiction illustrations long before I knew his name or anything about his career. From 1951 to 1979, he created over five hundred covers for many science fiction magazines and paperbacks. In the 1960s, … Continue reading

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Face Time – The Classics, Part 2

Continuing with more shots of classic film actors. This keeps growing. I’ve realized it’s going to take a third part to wrap this up. Not that it will ever be finished, but I guess I have to stop somewhere. Also, … Continue reading

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New York Film Festival 2021 – Supplemental + Dune in IMAX

For those who’d like a deeper dive, here are interviews and Q&As for films cited in the previous post. I realize that these may be of more value once you’ve seen the films, but I want to make them available. … Continue reading

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New York Film Festival 2021 – Part 2, The Wrap Up

The 59th edition of the New York Film Festival concluded on Sunday, October 10. Based on the fourteen films I saw, it was a  very good year. I don’t know any actual figures, but from what I could tell there … Continue reading

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New York Film Festival 2021 – What I’ve Seen So Far, Part 1

_____________________________________________ I skipped last year’s New York Film Festival entirely because I couldn’t get my head around seeing the films virtually, which might seem odd since I’d been watching everything — new and old movies — on my computer screen … Continue reading

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Basic Bogart – Notes on Three Key Films

    _____________________________________________________ Recently I went to Film Forum for the start of a three-week series of Humphrey Bogart films (July 16 to August 5). I saw The Maltese Falcon (1941) back to back with Casablanca (1942). I’ll see The … Continue reading

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Film Books – Recent Acquisitions

In October of 2019, I posted a three-part series on film books in my library that I considered significant, both old and new. I’ve since acquired several titles that I think are worth mentioning. Of the following eight books, all … Continue reading

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Best TV, Cable & Streaming 2020/2021 – Supplemental

For those who would like to go a little deeper, here is a selection of interviews, discussions, and featurettes for some of the titles covered in parts 1 and 2. Running times for videos are indicated. Pick and choose, as … Continue reading

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Best TV, Cable & Streaming – 2020 & 2021 (so far) – Part 2

Here are twelve more titles to wrap up this survey of what I’ve liked on the small screen in 2020 and so far this year. ________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________ Miss Scarlet and the Duke (PBS Masterpiece)  Set in Victorian London of 1882, … Continue reading

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Best TV, Cable & Streaming – 2020 & 2021 (so far) – Part 1

As with last year’s recap, I’m covering the best of what I saw in 2020, as well as shows from 2021 that I’ve liked so far. None of my picks are network programs. The best work being done these days … Continue reading

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