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Ten Years Down the Road – Tip of the Iceberg

Yesterday, April 25, marks ten years since I started this film blog. Ten years. How is that possible? It’s been a long strange trip, fighting procrastination every step of the way. But it’s too late to stop now, and I … Continue reading

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For Bruce Willis – From Russia with Love

Recently I was going through the vaguely organized mass of material I’ve accumulated over the years, stuff I’ve been reluctant to get rid of because who knows when you’ll need it, right? While I was doing that, I came across … Continue reading

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Mifune on My Mind – Random Notes

Film Forum in New York City recently held a four-week retrospective of Toshiro Mifune films, 33 in all. I’ve loved Mifune on screen for years, so this series was like a gift. I’d seen many of the titles being shown … Continue reading

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Best Documentary Films 2021

The following ten documentaries, listed in alphabetical order, represent the best of what I saw last year. __________________________________________________ Ascension (Jessica Kingdon, director) From Daniel Fienberg’s review in The Hollywood Reporter (6/23/21): “Presented with no narrative and limited structure, Ascension is … Continue reading

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Best Feature Films 2021, Part 2 – The Best of the Rest

Here are the best of the rest of what I saw last year, 18 films in alphabetical order. I don’t claim that all of these are great films (though some of them are), but they all got my attention and … Continue reading

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What I Saw Last Year – Best Feature Films 2021 – Part 1

Movie theaters had been closed for a year due to the pandemic when they began reopening this past year. When I saw Tenet on the IMAX screen at AMC Lincoln Square on March 22, it was my first time in … Continue reading

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Happy New Year 2022 – Bring It On!

Here’s what I wrote to introduce last year’s Happy New Year post: “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 … Continue reading

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So Much for the End of the World

Didn’t happen! But it is the end of the year, so Happy New Year everybody! This was a strong year for films and television. I’ll be posting my picks for 2012 in a day or so. In the meantime, to … Continue reading

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