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Supernatural: Season 2, Episode 2: “Everybody Loves a Clown”

Directed by Phil Sgriccia Written by John Shiban Believe me, every man has his secret sorrows, which the world knows not; and oftimes we call a man cold, when he is only sad. – Hyperion, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow You do … Continue reading

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Wish I Was Here (2014); directed by Zach Braff

There are many things in this world that make me angry. Zach Braff isn’t one of them. My review of his second film, Wish I Was Here, is now up at

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Dramatic Sky. Dramatic Waves.

At the beach yesterday. Thought the storm would overtake the beach but it didn’t. The waves were big, rolling in one after the other. I had a great swim. Lay on my blanket, reading Evelyn Waugh’s Sword of Honor (already … Continue reading

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“The New Yorker” on the Criterion release of Love Streams

“The movie is a mighty, intimate, kaleidoscopically subjective, bravely self-searching summation of a career, an era, and a life. For decades, it was a rare VHS tape, a treasured occasional revival screening, and, more recently, a covert YouTube treasure. Its … Continue reading

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R.I.P., Elaine Stritch

“You cannot tell an audience a lie. They know it before you do; before it’s out of your mouth, they know it’s a lie.” – Elaine Stritch That quote from Stritch is the key. It is why her work is … Continue reading

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Snowpiercer (2014); directed by Bong Joon Ho

In order to combat global warming, various nations on the planet decide to inject the atmosphere with a coolant. The film opens with a bright blue sky, and three planes careening by far above, leaving behind a white trail of … Continue reading

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Boyhood (2014); directed by Richard Linklater

I was about to start off by saying “Movies like Boyhood…” and stopped myself. Because there are no other movies like Boyhood. There are other films about a boy coming of age, there are other films about a child becoming … Continue reading

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Because This Is the Best Thing I’ve Ever Seen

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Happy Bastille Day

One of the best scenes in cinema, the scene of the “dueling anthems” in Casablanca, when the crowd drowns out the German anthem with “La Marseillaise”. Gives me goosebumps every time, especially considering that most of those extras and actors … Continue reading

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First Look Trailer for Survivor’s Remorse, Coming This Fall

Survivor’s Remorse is a new series on STARZ premiering on October 4. You can check out the first look trailer here. My cousin Mike created the show, wrote it, and is also executive producing. Great cast. Mike’s a great writer. … Continue reading

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