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Catching Up With the Classics (Part 2)

Continuing the project that I started a few weeks ago, here are thoughts on more of the canonical films that eluded me until now....

Lena Dunham Gives Right-Wingers Female Trouble

When writing a post like this, I become very much aware that there are no women writing regularly on this blog, now that Betty...

T-Rex Lived On Noah’s Ark: Film Recaps Texas Textbook Battle

Okay, today we'll start class with a pop quiz: What do hip-hop, evolution and Thomas Jefferson all have in common? Answer: They were all stricken...

Benjamin Britten and “Moonrise Kingdom”

Benjamin Britten’s music is one of my specialties, as it happens, and it’s front and center for one of my favorite movies of the...

Donnie Nelson Screens Basketball Documentary

Mavericks fans and devotees of recent Eastern European history will want to show up at Dallas' Magnolia Theatre tomorrow evening. That's when Mavs' president...

Catching Up With the Classics (Part 1)

A few weeks ago I blogged about Sight & Sound’s list of the greatest movies ever and urged you to see some of them....

Considering Bruce Willis

I didn’t have space to get into this in my review of Looper, but I continue to be amazed by the career of Bruce...

DVD Review: “Damsels in Distress”

This is how big a Whit Stillman fan I am: I saw his Metropolitan as a teenager. (Weirdly enough, it was broadcast on local...

You’re an Imbecile, Sam Bacile

Let's say I find myself a really long, sharp stick. Let's say I take that stick and go poking an elephant with it repeatedly....

Local Artist Scores River Phoenix’s Last Movie

James Michael Taylor is not “going Hollywood,” as the old saying goes –– he’s much too cantankerous and outspoken for anyplace other than Fort...