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January 2016 Viewing Diary

“30 for 30” Chasing Tyson (2015; d. Steve Cantor) I love the 30 for 30 series on ESPN but had never seen this one, the story of Evander Holyfield’s pursuit of Mike Tyson. I’ve got a Tyson thing. I loved … Continue reading

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January 2015: Viewing Diary

I’m going to start listing everything I saw each month. It’ll be a good way for me to keep track, and also a good record for my end-of-year lists. So here’s everything I watched in January, 2015. Inherent Vice (2014; … Continue reading

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Introducing Art Decades

Jeremy Richey has long been one of my favorite film writers out there. His personal site (the main one, anyway, he has many more) is Moon in the Gutter, and I sincerely recommend you check it out. He’s also a … Continue reading

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Seen Recently: Une Affaire Des Femmes (1988), Seven Psychopaths (2012), Battle of Algiers (1966), The Bling Ring (2013), Tomorrow (1972)

Une Affaire des Femmes or: Story of Women directed by Claude Chabrol This movie is as deep as the Mariana Trench. I suppose it all depends on which angle you want to look at it, which filter you want to … Continue reading

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“More Than This / There Is Nothing”: Bill Murray in Lost in Translation for Sofia Coppola Month

I could feel at the time There was no way of knowing Fallen leaves in the night Who can say where they’re blowing As free as the wind Hopefully learning Why the sea on the tide Has no way of … Continue reading

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— Deeply engrossed in reading Christopher Hitchens’ Arguably: Essays by Christopher Hitchens. I have read most of these essays before, since I used to follow him religiously, but it is wonderful to encounter them again. The depth and breadth of … Continue reading

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The Books: Marie Antoinette: The Journey, by Antonia Fraser

Daily Book Excerpt: Biography Next biography on the biography shelf is Marie Antoinette: The Journey, by Antonia Fraser Or consider that unutterable business of the Diamond Necklace. Red-hatted Cardinal Louis de Rohan; Sicilian jailbird Balsamo Cagliostro; milliner Dame de Lamotte, … Continue reading

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Sofia Coppola: “I’m petite. I don’t turn into a tyrant.”

Great profile of Sofia Coppola in The New York Times. I saw the preview, and thought to myself: “Wow. Okay. That is a special project.” Fascinating quote from her: “I’m used to people not expecting much from me. ”But then … Continue reading

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