Category Archives: Feature films

Halloween – Odds & Ends

Here is a rather loosely organized collection of Halloween-appropriate images. None of them are half as scary as the 2020 presidential election, believe me. _______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ “Unusual times demand unusual pictures.” This ad copy could have been written today. _______________________________________________________ … Continue reading

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“Seconds” – Starting Over

Note: This contains some spoilers, so proceed accordingly. The first time I saw John Frankenheimer’s Seconds I didn’t like it. This was in October  1966 while I was undergoing basic training at Lackland Air Force Base near San Antonio, Texas. … Continue reading

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Dieselpunk – Retro Futures

As often happens, when I was recently looking online for one thing, I came across something else entirely that took over my attention. These are images depicting such things as flying locomotives and aircraft carriers, which are highly detailed, simultaneously … Continue reading

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Flying Fortresses in My Life – Supplemental

For a deeper dive, here are materials additional to part one. ___________________________________________________ This is an excellent documentary on the B-17 with includes reminiscences by WWII veterans. It runs just under an hour. ____________________________________________________ Target for Today is a feature-length documentary … Continue reading

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Flying Fortresses in My Life

As long as I can remember, I’ve always been in love with B-17s. The fact that my dad was a navigator in one during World War II is probably what initially sparked my interest. I know it’s what influenced me … Continue reading

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“The Vast of Night” – Something in the Sky

I hadn’t heard of The Vast of Night before reading the New York Times review last May. It sounded very interesting, so I watched it on Amazon Prime two days later. The film is a knockout, a superior piece of work … Continue reading

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Films During Lockdown – Highlights of What I’ve Seen, Part 2

Part 2 — May 1 to May 23 As I mentioned in Part 1, until movie theaters reopen, I’ll continue seeing films on my laptop or our flat screen TV. Nothing beats seeing them on a theater screen, but until … Continue reading

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Films During Lockdown – Highlights of What I’ve Seen, Part 1

Part 1 — April 4 to April 30 We used to say that we “see” movies in a theater, but “watch” them on TV. The semantics of that difference are interesting to me. Though as more and more films have … Continue reading

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TV, Cable & Streaming – Best of 2019 & 2020 (so far) – Part 2

              _______________________________________________ Marc Maron: End Times Fun – (Netflix)  This was obviously recorded well before the coronavirus outbreak, but it feels like it was done five minutes ago. Resonates sharply with our current times. … Continue reading

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TV, Cable & Streaming – Best of 2019 & 2020 (so far) – Part 1

It’s a good thing there’s an abundance of good and even great stuff to watch on TV, computers, and (shudder) mobile phones, considering that movie theaters are closed and we don’t really have anywhere to go except grocery stores, drug … Continue reading

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