Tag Archives: Anna Karina

“I am the old story. L’histoire ancienne. But an old story can still be a good story, no?” — Anna Karina

It’s the birthday of French New Wave star Anna Karina, muse to many, fascinating onscreen persona, director of her own films. Anna Karina died in 2019, and you felt the loss in an almost palpable way, particularly in the New … Continue reading

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For International Women’s Day: Ladies I Love

These women inspire, entertain, challenge, comfort, provoke, or were “there” in my formative years as an inspiration. The list is huge. Below the jump.

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Dynamic Duo #34

Jean-Luc Godard and Anna Karina

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R.I.P. Jean-Luc Godard

I process loss slowly. This is a detriment to someone who writes about what is going on. And of course by “slowly” I mean it takes me a couple of days. Jean-Luc Godard changed the world. Breathless had the same … Continue reading

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December 2021 Viewing Diary

Nightmare Alley (2021; d. Guillermo del Toro) I will re-post here the thoughts I jotted down on Facebook after I saw it for the first time. I absolutely loved this film. Nightmare Alley is gorgeously shot, with an ominous moody … Continue reading

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Year in Review: Shooting My Mouth Off in 2020, Part 2

Here’s part 1, a list of things I’ve written for other outlets. This list, then, is a hodge-podge of the things I’ve written here this year. Anyone familiar with this joint knows that I do tribute posts for people’s birthdays. … Continue reading

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Year in Review: Shooting My Mouth Off in 2019

Thanks, everyone, who hangs out here, who likes what I do, whether you’re an Elvis fan, a Supernatural fan, a general cinephile, a book-lover, or just someone who’s been checking in periodically for 17 years – WHAT? – I appreciate … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Anna Karina

French New Wave star Anna Karina has died. How to describe her accomplishment? It was an accomplishment of Persona. Her “persona” onscreen is so alive that it’s never just one thing: you think you understand what a moment IS, but … Continue reading

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September 2015 Viewing Diary

I got a pretty big writing assignment this past month, with a deadline of October 5. So I’ve been working hard, researching, as the below list will probably show. Not ready to talk about it yet, still working on the … Continue reading

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