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January 2017 Viewing Diary

Conspiracy (2001; d. Frank Pierson) The definition of “the room where it happens”. The awful room where something vile was decided. The TV movie starring Kenneth Branagh (so excellent) about the Wannsee Conference. It’s superb. Based on the one surviving … Continue reading

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Review: Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds (2017)

Premiering on HBO tomorrow. I won’t lie: this one HURTS to watch. Half the time, though, I was laughing through my tears. My review of Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds is now up at Rogerebert.com.

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Year in Review: Shooting My Mouth Off in 2016

I look at this and I wonder why I always feel like I haven’t done jack-squat. Or, at the very least, I could do more. Well, I always can do more. Regardless, here are links to some of the things … Continue reading

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11:20 a.m. EST: BBC World Service “World Have Your Say”: Remembering Carrie Fisher

I’ll be appearing on the BBC’s “World Have Your Say” program this morning – 11:20 a.m. EST – to discuss Carrie Fisher.

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R.I.P. Carrie Fisher

This blows. I am honored to pay tribute to her over at Rogerebert.com.

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“I did Google myself recently. Without a lubricant.”

It’s Carrie Fisher’s birthday. I saw her one-woman show Wishful Drinking on Broadway last year, and it was fantastic. Based on the book of the same name. I’ve always been a fan. I could listen to her talk for days … Continue reading

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Carrie Fisher: “Wishful Drinking”

Last night I went to see Carrie Fisher’s one-woman show Wishful Drinking at Studio 54. (Side note: Ingrid Bergman’s daughter was there. Pia Lindstrom. Spitting image. And I heard her laughing at one point, and thought: Holy crap, that’s Ingrid’s … Continue reading

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Empire of Dreams

I’m watching a wonderful documentary on the making of the Star Wars series right now called Empire of Dreams. There’s so much stuff to say … but I just want to report two very funny things that Carrie Fisher said. … Continue reading

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Star Wars: “There’s no jiggling in the Empire”

From Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: How the Sex-Drugs-and-Rock ‘N’ Roll Generation Saved Hollywood by Peter Biskind Despite the fact that Star Wars was about as far as you can get from a realistic drama, Lucas, like his peers, did not … Continue reading

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