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Kwik Stop (2001) finally streaming

If you’ve hung around here a while (as in, the last 15, 20 years) then you will know about Kwik Stop and my friend Michael Gilio. Michael and I go way back, and our brief romance somehow miraculously morphed into … Continue reading

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Review: Force of Nature: The Dry 2 (2024)

I dug The Dry (reviewed for Ebert), and this – despite the tagged-on The Dry 2 – is not really a sequel. It’s more an unrelated next chapter. It doesn’t work as well as The Dry: too complicated in structure! … Continue reading

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March 2024 Viewing Diary

Conspiracy (2001; d. Frank Pierson) I went down a little Wannsee Conference rabbit hole so figured I’d re-watch this chilling nasty little movie. Lured (1947; d. Douglas Sirk) I had never seen this. I love discovering new Douglas Sirks! This … Continue reading

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In Memory of Roger Ebert: His Review of Kwik Stop (2001)

Roger Ebert died 11 years ago today. One of the early series the Rogerebert.com writers participated in was something called “My Favorite Roger.” Each writer wrote an essay discussing their favorite review written by Roger. I chose his review of … Continue reading

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Mirrors #19

Two striking mirror moments in Marleen Gorris’ provocative directorial debut, a major entry in the catalog of feminist cinema, a film still poking the bear, 1982’s A Question of Silence. (People freaking out about how Barbie is anti-man clearly have … Continue reading

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Review: Club Zero (2024)

A creepy unnerving movie about fanaticism and … eating disorders, basically. Jessica Hausner’s films are really interesting. Definitely recommend this one, as difficult as it sometimes is. I reviewed for Ebert.

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December 2023/January-February 2024 Viewing Diary

The Golden Bachelor Watched – in great hilarity – with Karen and Allison during a raucous sleepover, and Carol pulled up on FaceTime. So we could watch together. The whole thing is so ridiculous. Maestro (2023; d. Bradley Cooper) I … Continue reading

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It’s Ron Eldard’s Birthday: the first famous person I interviewed

Here’s the story of the first famous person I interviewed – an actor I had admired for a long time: Mr. Ron Eldard. I saw the excellent Roadie at the Tribeca Film Festival. Eldard plays a roadie fired from his … Continue reading

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Substack: Nuclear winter television events in 1983-84

On my Substack I wrote about three television events which aired in the jittery world of 1983-84, all of which depict the aftermath of a nuclear bomb: the BBC’s Threads, aired only twice, scarring a generation, the American version, The … Continue reading

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Review: Here (2024)

This movie is so quiet and beautiful, very intriguing style and approach. I did my best to describe how it worked on me. Highly recommended. I reviewed for Ebert.

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