Tag Archives: historical drama

Review: Jeanne du Barry (2024)

A sweeping historical drama about the controversial mistress of King Louis XV, Madame du Barry. I reviewed for Ebert.

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April 2024 Viewing Diary

To Be or Not to Be (1942; d. Ernst Lubitsch) It’s 82 years later. 82 years. And it’s still a little bit shocking this film even exists. The film lampoons Nazis, and Hitler, and tyranny, which – in 1942 – … 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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Review: Scoop (2024)

The story of how the BBC snagged the catastrophic interview with Prince Andrew. Of course I saw the interview but I didn’t know the story behind it, or the amount of wheeling/dealing behind the scenes. This is a quick one, … Continue reading

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Review: The Promised Land (2024)

This Danish historical epic has a lot going for it, including the great Mads Mikkelsen. I recommend it! I reviewed The Promised Land for Ebert.

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Review: The Settlers (2024)

One of the perks of having a gig like the Ebert gig is getting to see all these directorial debuts from unknowns, or relative unknowns. Sometimes debuts show the inexperience of the director, and sometimes debuts just … are not … Continue reading

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Review: Society of the Snow (2024)

First review of 2024: A review of Society of the Snow, the latest filmed version of the Andes plane crash in 1972.

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November 2023 Viewing Diary

After Everything (2018; d. Hannah Marks, Joey Power) In early November, I holed up in a cozy little house in Connecticut with Allison and Carol. I had to work the whole time, which was a bummer but the night was … Continue reading

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2023 films I loved, in no particular order

On my Substack, open to all: my Top whatever Films of 2023. Unranked. An eccentric sampling, featuring some of the usual suspects but, more importantly, pointing towards some lesser-known films which – for whatever reason – got lost in the … Continue reading

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September/October 2023 Viewing Diary

I moved in late September. Again. I found a little cozy apartment, the second floor of a little house, with slanted ceilings, little cubbyhole-eaves everywhere, and a big yard. It’s a 10 minute walk to the beach. I found it … Continue reading

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