Category Archives: History

More Roundtables – Directors and Producers

As I mentioned in my previous post, the annual roundtable discussions curated by The Hollywood Reporter are conducted in this pandemic year via Zoom, rather than the participants being seated at an actual table.  In this post, we have directors … Continue reading

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Cinematographers Roundtable + Quentin Tarantino & Roger Deakins and Christopher Nolan & Hoyte van Hoytema

The annual roundtable discussions curated by The Hollywood Reporter are conducted in this pandemic year via Zoom, rather than the participants being seated at an actual table. There’s an intimacy that’s lost by this physical separation. It’s a different vibe, … 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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Feature Films 2020: Best of the Rest – Supplemental

Here is a variety of supplemental materials for several of the titles in my previous post. ____________________________________________________ I’m Thinking of Ending Things (Charlie Kaufman, director & writer) _________________________________________________________ Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (George C. Wolfe, director) ___________________________________________________ Martin Eden (Pietro … Continue reading

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Feature Films 2020 – The Best of the Rest of What I Saw

Here are the best of the rest of what I saw last year, 18 films in alphabetical order. As I said in my intro to last year’s “Best of the Rest” post, I don’t claim that all of these are … 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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What I Saw Last Year – Best Feature Films 2020

A year without blockbusters or movie theaters. 2020 was a radically different year for everything, not just movie-going, and 2021 still is. If someone had told me at the outset that theaters would be closed nearly a year later, I … Continue reading

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Happy New Year 2021 – To Infinity and Beyond!

2020 has felt like the longest 10 years of my life. I sure won’t miss it. The new year has got to be better, right? A vaccine that will hopefully bring the pandemic under control and get us back into … Continue reading

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Connery and “The Hill”

When I learned that Sean Connery had died on October 31 at age 90, it felt for a moment as if things had slipped out of gear. Later I read that Connery’s wife of 45 years, Micheline Roquebrune, had said … Continue reading

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Dieselpunk – Retro Futures

As often happens, when I was recently looking online for one thing, I came across something else entirely that took over my attention. These are images depicting such things as flying locomotives and aircraft carriers, which are highly detailed, simultaneously … Continue reading

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