Category Archives: Film

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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Best Documentaries 2019 – Supplemental

My blog post from last August, Recent Documentaries: Supplemental, contains materials on the following films on my 2019 list. (Click on the link to access.) Echo in the Canyon, David Crosby: Remember My Name, Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am, … Continue reading

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What I Saw Last Year: Best Documentaries 2019

___________________________________________________ I wrote on seven of these titles last August (“Random Notes on Recent Films: Documentaries!“). You can read about them there. The films are indicated by a double- asterisk ** in the list below. ____________________________________________________ American Factory (Steven Bognar … Continue reading

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Best Features 2019 – Supplemental

For those of you interested in a deeper dive, here are supplemental materials for the films on my top-10 list. _______________________________________________________ Diane _________________________________________________ The Irishman __________________________________________________ Little Women I definitely don’t understand how Greta Gerwig didn’t get an Oscar nomination … Continue reading

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More Roundtables – Actors & Actresses

This is a follow-up to my previous post, “Actors on Acting – Face to Face.” The Actors Roundtable was just made available, so I’m including it here with the Actresses Roundtable. I prefer the term “actor” for both male and … Continue reading

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Actors on Acting – Face to Face

Since 2014, the trade publication Variety has produced a series of television specials appearing on PBS SoCal called Variety Studio: Actors on Actors. Each program has actors talking to actors about their work and experiences with no moderator or audience, … Continue reading

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