Tag Archives: Harrison Ford

Ebertfest Day 1: The Fugitive, with director Andrew Davis

My hotel room has a view of the gorgeous Virginia Theatre, where the festival is held. I could see the line stretching down the block for the opening night movie, which was The Fugitive. I’ve seen the movie so many … Continue reading

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March 2018 Viewing Diary

Supernatural, Season 13, episode 14 “Good Intentions” (2018; d. P.J. Pesce) Probably not a good sign that I can’t remember anything about this episode. Queer Eye (2018) My friend Mitchell has been raving about the new version of Queer Eye … Continue reading

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Working Girl turns 30: Christy, Susan and I discuss

This was really fun: Rogerebert.com critics Christy Lemire, Susan Wloszczyna and I chat about Mike Nichols’ Working Girl: Let the River Run: On the 30th Anniversary of “Working Girl” As I was re-watching in preparation, one moment stopped me dead … Continue reading

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Seen Recently: 42 (2013), Renegade Girl (1946), All of Me (1984)

42 directed by Brian Helgeland First, go read this conversation by my two pals, Odie Henderson and Steven Boone. They discuss 42. I had already been excited to see it, because I love baseball movies, and I love Harrison Ford, … Continue reading

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Movie Poster: Raiders of the Lost Ark

You know, I like all the posters for this particular series, but there’s just something about the first one. It’s CHEESY, first of all (something more serious fanboys would do well to remember when they criticize the latest film for … Continue reading

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Where I Come From: Music, TV, Movies

A collage of childhood. And then came …. … and everything changed. In my memory it changed overnight. No longer was I interested in bowl-cut Lance Kerwin, struggling against the school bully. No longer was I interested in the problems … Continue reading

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Witness (1985): A Masterpiece of a Scene

A masterpiece is rare. Witness is a masterpiece. It’s a fractal: every part of it replicating the whole, endless repetition – microscopic, telescopic – no matter how close or how far you get – you are still confronted with the … Continue reading

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Last night, Canal Street

I glimpsed something extraordinarily exciting.

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“Memories. You’re Talkin’ About Memories.”

Stunned, yet again, by its noir power and darkness. With all its technology and futuristic alienation, it is actually an art film.

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Golden Globes Notes

— The beginning song is so dumb that I am embarrassed for everyone involved. “I hope the cast of Lost can find their seats inside …” Stupid. — Eric Bana is smokin’ hot. — Queen Latifah – you’re kind of … Continue reading

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