Category Archives: Home Video

What I Watched Last Year: Best TV 2016

            _______________________________________________________ Billions (Showtime)¬† Paul Giamatti plays Chuck Rhodes, a U.S. Attorney obsessed with taking down hedge fund manager Bobby “Axe” Axelrod, played by Demien Lewis. It’s nice having Lewis back after seeing him on … Continue reading

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What I Saw Last Year: Best Documentaries 2016

            ________________________________________________________ 13th, By Sidney Lumet, and The Witness¬†are my top picks for 2016 documentaries, but the rest of the titles on my list are very strong as well. Note that I have not yet … Continue reading

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“Singin’ in the Rain” – Gotta dance!

Yesterday I saw a 65th anniversary showing of Singin’ in the Rain sponsored by Turner Classic Movies at an AMC theater here in New York. It was great seeing it on a large theater screen in pristine digital condition. Singin’ … Continue reading

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What I Saw Last Year: Best Feature Films 2016

  __________________________________________________ If you don’t count the presidential election, 2016 was a very good year, for films at least. Out of the 346 features I saw last year (yeah, I know, get a life), here are the ones that got … Continue reading

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Happy New Year 2017: Duck and Cover

2016 has been a good year for films, but not so great otherwise. Too many people have died, famous and not so famous. The weird voodoo of the presidential election, which seemed to take place in an alternate Bizarro World … Continue reading

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Movie Poster Art for Art’s Sake

            _________________________________________________________ Some time ago I was looking for posters for a particular film when I chanced upon others that immediately got my attention. Some of these were for films I’d never heard of before. … Continue reading

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“Hell or High Water” – The Real Deal

Hell or High Water is one of the best films of the year so far. I’ve seen it twice in one week, drawn back by the excellence of the filmmaking, writing, and performances — the whole package. I anticipated the … Continue reading

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