Category Archives: Film

Face Time – The Classics, Part 3

(Note: Sunday morning I found out that nearly all of the photos in parts one and two had somehow vanished. After several tedious hours I managed to restore them. Hopefully they won’t take another walk, but I’ll keep checking. So … Continue reading

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Face Time – The Classics, Part 1

There’s no theme or organizing principle to this collection of photographs of actors, other than that they all have the Look, faces that hold the screen and our attention, then and now. These are nearly all from previous generations of … Continue reading

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Bigger Than Life – A Movie Marquee Gallery

Movie theater marquees aren’t what they used to be, that’s for sure. In the last twenty years or so, they’ve become less distinctive and less dramatic. Multiplexes here in Manhattan do without traditional marquees entirely, though smaller theaters, such as … Continue reading

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Going Back – Supplemental

For a deeper look, here are interviews and discussions for most of the films covered in the previous post. Running times for videos are indicated. ___________________________________________________ The Courier Benedict Cumberbatch and director Dominic Cooke interview (8:18) _____________________________________________________ Gunda Interview with … Continue reading

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Going Back: Movie Theaters 2.0

I’m seeing movies in theaters again! On March 22, I saw Tenet in IMAX at the AMC Lincoln Square theater at 68th and Broadway here in New York City. This was my first time back in a theater in over … Continue reading

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Best Documentaries 2020 – Supplemental

For those who would like to go a little deeper, here is a selection of interviews, discussions, reviews, and performance clips for the documentaries in the previous post. Running times for videos are indicated. ________________________________________________ The Bee Gees: How Can … Continue reading

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What I Saw Last Year – Best Documentaries 2020

I didn’t see nearly as many documentaries in 2020 as I have in previous years. When Film Forum and the IFC Center closed down last March (along with all other movie theaters in New York City), the venues where I’d … Continue reading

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Best Feature Films 2020 – Supplemental

For those of you interested in a closer look, here are supplementary materials for six of the films on my top-10 list. _____________________________________________________ The Assistant _____________________________________________________ First Cow _______________________________________________________ Never Rarely Sometimes Always ______________________________________________________ Nomadland ____________________________________________________ Sorry We Missed You … Continue reading

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Best TV 2019 & 2020 – Supplemental

Here are supplemental materials for some of the titles listed in my last two posts. I didn’t think there was going to be much, but it turns out I found a lot. Pick and choose, as per your interests. ___________________________________________________ … 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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