Category Archives: Feature films

To the Moon!

I was stationed in Thailand with the U.S. Air Force when the first manned moon landing happened on July 20, 1969. (That’s me defending the free world at right.) We received news there via armed forces newspapers and radio, but … Continue reading

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Best Features 2018 – Supplemental

Once again, for those who want to take a deeper dive into some of the films on my Best Features list, here is a selection of interviews that will add to your experience of those films. Take your pick. ________________________________________________________ … Continue reading

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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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Ida Lupino – Supplemental

This includes, in no particular order, a selection of material I didn’t have room for in my previous post on Ida Lupino. _______________________________________________________ The Man I Love (1947) was the fourth feature directed by Raoul Walsh that Lupino appeared in, … Continue reading

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Ida Lupino – Filmmaker

In commemoration of Ida Lupino’s 100th birthday this year, Film Forum in New York recently ran a two-week retrospective of her films. She’s probably better known as an actor, but it’s her career as a director, writer, and producer in … Continue reading

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NYFF56 – What I Saw the First Three Days

The 56th New York Film Festival kicked off this past Friday and continues until Sunday, October 14th. It’s my big film event of the year. There are 30 features in the Main Slate section this year, and dozens more in … Continue reading

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