Category Archives: Film

Before the Wall Came Down: Polish Poster Variations

Until the Berlin Wall came down in 1989, followed by the collapse of the Soviet Union, U.S. publicity materials for American films had been banned in Poland. During that time, Polish poster artists responded with clever, inventive interpretations that were … Continue reading

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On Set, Off Camera

Recently, while doing Google searches for posters and stills, I began running across shots of actors in off-camera moments during the making of a movie. There’s nothing particularly profound about any of these, but I think they’re fun to see, … 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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What I Saw Last Year: Best Documentaries 2017

                                  ____________________________________________________ It’s hard to single these out, but the five films above are my top picks of the fifteen titles on this list. … 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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What I Saw Last Year: Best Feature Films 2017

                _______________________________________________________                 ________________________________________________________ Wind River is my top pick for the year, with A Ghost Story as a close second. They’re quite different, but they … Continue reading

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