Category Archives: History

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 2

Continuing with more shots of classic film actors. This keeps growing. I’ve realized it’s going to take a third part to wrap this up. Not that it will ever be finished, but I guess I have to stop somewhere. Also, … 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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New York Film Festival 2021 – Supplemental + Dune in IMAX

For those who’d like a deeper dive, here are interviews and Q&As for films cited in the previous post. I realize that these may be of more value once you’ve seen the films, but I want to make them available. … Continue reading

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New York Film Festival 2021 – Part 2, The Wrap Up

The 59th edition of the New York Film Festival concluded on Sunday, October 10. Based on the fourteen films I saw, it was a  very good year. I don’t know any actual figures, but from what I could tell there … 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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Film Books – Recent Acquisitions

In October of 2019, I posted a three-part series on film books in my library — both old and new — that I considered significant. I’ve since acquired several titles that I think are worth mentioning. Of the following eight … Continue reading

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Best TV, Cable & Streaming 2020/2021 – Supplemental

For those who would like to go a little deeper, here is a selection of interviews, discussions, and featurettes for some of the titles covered in parts 1 and 2. Running times for videos are indicated. Pick and choose, as … Continue reading

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Best TV, Cable & Streaming – 2020 & 2021 (so far) – Part 2

Here are twelve more titles to wrap up this survey of what I’ve liked on the small screen in 2020 and so far this year. ________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________ Miss Scarlet and the Duke (PBS Masterpiece)  Set in Victorian London of 1882, … Continue reading

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Best TV, Cable & Streaming – 2020 & 2021 (so far) – Part 1

As with last year’s recap, I’m covering the best of what I saw in 2020, as well as shows from 2021 that I’ve liked so far. None of my picks are network programs. The best work being done these days … Continue reading

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