Category Archives: Fiction

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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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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What I Watched Last Year: Best TV & Cable 2017

                  _____________________________________________________ Mindhunter (Netflix). This is my absolute favorite of everything I watched last year. I’ve seen it twice so far. It’s strong stuff, and probably not for everyone. The production is … Continue reading

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Best Feature Films Supplemental: Interviews, Press Conferences & More

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, press conferences, and more. Many of these films were shown at last fall’s New York … Continue reading

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Ladies and Gentlemen, Robby the Robot!

On November 21, 2017, there was an auction of movie memorabilia called “Out of this World,” sponsored by Turner Classic Movies. It was held at Bonhams, an art-auction house here in New York City. The centerpiece was the original Robby … Continue reading

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My Movie Life: The Early Years, Part 4 – 1955 & 1956

1955 In retrospect, the most important film I saw in 1955 was Blackboard Jungle,¬†written and directed by Richard Brooks, adapted from a novel by Evan Hunter. Hunter later wrote the screenplay for Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds (1963). Under the name … Continue reading

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My Movie Life: The Early Years, Part 3 – 1954

As stated in Parts 1 and 2, I saw hundreds of films while I was growing up in Iowa. Here are some of the ones I remember from 1954. ________________________________________________________ I was already hooked on Walt Disney films and cartoons … Continue reading

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