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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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August 2017 Viewing Diary

Columbus (2017; d. Kogonada) I loved this movie so much. One of the best of the year so far. My review. Dunkirk (2017; d. Christopher Nolan) Overwhelming. Saw it in IMAX 70 mm so I can’t compare to others’ experiences … Continue reading

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The Long Night (1947), Lee Daniels’ The Butler (2013), The Fugitive Kind (1959)

The Long Night Directed by Anatole Litvak I saw this movie for the first time during my wintry month out on Block Island. I watched it in the teeth of one of the biggest storms I have ever experienced up … Continue reading

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Just Let It Ring, Dammit.

Daisy Kenyon (1947). Directed by Otto Preminger. Starring Joan Crawford, Dana Andrews, and Henry Fonda. (I reviewed it here.)

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“Jesus Christ! That’s Henry Fonda!”

A great post from one of my new favorite blogs (I spent a good two hours the other day scrolling through the damn thing – it’s RICH) about Henry Fonda, typecasting, and Sergio Leone’s casting of Fonda as the heavy … Continue reading Continue reading

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Culture Snapshots

– I am not at all in love with the new season of Rock of Love. It cannot come close to the brilliance of the first season – and I can’t believe I am saying this, but I miss Lacey! … Continue reading

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Daisy Kenyon: Directed by Otto Preminger

My review of Daisy Kenyon is now live: basically it is my clarion call for a Joan Crawford Renaissance – but Daisy Kenyon is also a helluva good movie with some fine performances.

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Henry Fonda

A great photo of him. He appears to be perusing, uhm, Madonna’s Sex book??? What the heck is that he’s reading?

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Michael Caine: “We’re all deaf in one ear.”

Excerpt from Michael Caine’s awesome book Michael Caine – Acting in Film: An Actor’s Take on Movie Making. Richard Widmark once gave me a piece of advice about large noises in film. He said: “Watch the special effects when you’re … Continue reading

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Michael Caine: “Once audiences saw acting like Henry Fonda’s…”

Excerpt from Michael Caine’s awesome book Michael Caine – Acting in Film: An Actor’s Take on Movie Making : The modern film actor knows that real people in real life struggle not to show their feelings. It is more truthful, … Continue reading

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