Tag Archives: Laura Dern

R.I.P. Treat Williams

This is devastating news. In Sydney Lumet’s Making Movies, he talked about the choice to cast Treat Williams in Prince of the City: I wasn’t sure whether we were in drama or tragedy territory [with Prince of the City]. knew … 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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January/February/March 2021 Viewing Diary

Better late than never. I moved at the end of January – a big interstate move – so I’ve been a bit, how you say, busy. Not too busy to keep up my viewing schedule but too busy to put … Continue reading

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February 2020 Viewing Diary

Ted Bundy: Falling For a Killer (2020; d. Trish Wood) I can’t help it. I’ve been reading about Ted Bundy since I read Ann Rule’s book in high school. I hate him so much, but I can’t quit him. I … Continue reading

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Review: Trial by Fire (2019)

10 years ago, Daniel Grann wrote a fascinating (and infuriating) article/investigation for The New Yorker about the execution of Cameron Todd Willingham in Texas, convicted of murder by arson. It’s pretty clear Texas executed an innocent man. Now comes Ed … Continue reading

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April 2019 Viewing Diary

I have had an extremely challenging month. Things got slightly spooky. This looks INSANE when written out like this. And believe it or not, I was super busy this month. I wrote like 5 gigantic pieces, and somehow managed to … Continue reading

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March 2019 Viewing Diary

Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World (2017; d. Catherine Bainbridge) Mum came and visited me and we watched this amazing documentary about the contributions Native Americans have made to music. It starts with Link Wray. I loved this documentary … Continue reading

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Review: The Tale (2018)

HBO is, for some unknown reason, not really promoting The Tale, which generated so much buzz at Sundance even people who weren’t there – like me – could feel it. At any rate, it really should be seen, promotion or … Continue reading

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June 2017 Viewing Diary

Mad Men, Season 2 – 7 Not sure why I decided to do a re-watch. I think what happened is I watched the pilot and then couldn’t stop myself. It’s been a terrible month. I needed the comfort of the … Continue reading

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“Did you ever see the movie The King and I?”

A lot of banner moments in episode 6 of Twin Peaks. The line I put in the title. The gesture and behavior that went along with that line. WHAT??? My favorite moment in the episode. Harry Dean Stanton, reprising his … Continue reading

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