Category Archives: Fiction

Bookish – Favorite Books, Then & Now

As far back as I can remember, I was always reading. I grew up on an Iowa farm in the 1950s. As an only child, I created my own world and spent as much time there as possible. All the … Continue reading

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Best TV 2018 – Supplemental

For those who want to go a little deeper, here is additional material on some of the titles in my Best TV of 2018 post. ______________________________________________________ The Americans ___________________________________________________ Babylon Berlin ____________________________________________________ Barry ____________________________________________________ Homecoming ____________________________________________________ Jane Fonda in Five … Continue reading

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What I Watched Last Year: Best TV, Cable & Streaming 2018

Looking over my list of best shows for 2018, I see that none of them are on network television. All of them, without exception, were seen via HBO, Showtime, Amazon, Netflix, FX, and BBC America. I don’t think network shows, … Continue reading

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Great Covers & Illustrations – A Totally Random Collection

During the last several years of looking for film-related material, I’ve stumbled across a lot 0f other stuff that I felt compelled to save. When I was going through it the other day — in a successful effort to avoid … 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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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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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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