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December 2016 Viewing Diary

Supernatural, Season 7, Episode 22, “There Will Be Blood” (2012; d. Guy Norman Bee) I had started a re-watch of Season 7 in November, so I finished it out this month. Season 7 was one of my least favorites, when … Continue reading

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2016 Movies To See

Out Now Out Soon Out Earlier This Year

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R.I.P. Curtis Hanson

8 Mile took over my life for a time. I saw it on its opening day. I returned 3 or maybe 4 more times. I was a Slim Shady fan from the beginning and had felt apprehensive about the film, … Continue reading

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The Nice Guys (2016)

More later, but I just wanted to say: Don’t miss it. It’s in theaters now. It got great reviews. But nobody went to see it. It should be seen. This is old-fashioned buddy-cop entertainment with so many great elements (comedy, … Continue reading

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Red Obsession (2013)

The title makes it sound like it might be a film about the McCarthy era in United States politics. Instead, it’s a documentary about the Bordeaux region of France, and wine obsession. Narrated by Russell Crowe. My review for Roger … Continue reading

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A Week to Remember, a Shuffle to Save

“(Marie’s the Name Of) His Latest Flame” – Elvis Presley. 1961 Elvis. Post-Army Elvis. It was originally recorded by Del Shannon, but it will always be associated with EP, I’m thinking. It’s unique: very interesting beat, not easily classifiable as … Continue reading

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Shuffle For a Shitty Week

My distractions and escape usually come through obsessions and organization. I have been heavy at work on other things, big things, and so jotting notes about the music that comes up on the iPod as the week goes on, is … Continue reading

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Johnny Depp: The Mad Hatter’s Context

I have always felt that context was decisive, when it came to acting styles. I have heard it said that an actor should approach King Lear in the same way he approaches a French farce, and while I understand the … Continue reading

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20 Favorite Actors

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Thoughts on The Insider

There’s a look to The Insider that I love. It’s all deep greens and blues and blacks with no bright colors whatsoever in the palette. No yellows or oranges or fiery reds. But blacks with blues bleeding into it, white … Continue reading

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