Category Archives: Movies

Couldn’t Do It Today

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes:   Related Sax wrote about Joe Dante here and here. I wrote about exploitation movies here.

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Manon Lescaut, Five Ways

Eddie Pensier writes: She done him so, so wrong. L’Histoire du chevalier des Grieux et de Manon Lescaut is a scandalous novella written in 1731 by Abbé Antoine François Prévost. Frequently banned and censored, it’s the story of a bourgeois … Continue reading

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Now Streaming on Netflix

Blowhard, Esq. writes: The documentary LOS ANGELES PLAYS ITSELF, which I wrote about here, is now available on Netflix Instant.

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Notes on “The Long Goodbye”

Blowhard, Esq. writes: 1. What a wonderful book. A sprawling mini-epic with L.A. as a Potemkin paradise that, like “The Big Sleep,” is confusing as hell. More than a few times I stopped short to say, “Wait, how are these people … Continue reading

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Quote Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: “There ain’t no clean way to make a hundred million bucks,” Ohls said. “Maybe the head man thinks his hands are clean but somewhere along the line guys got pushed to the wall, nice little businesses got the … Continue reading

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Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: The disaster film — which I think includes the giant monster film — has long been a venue for plots that encompass multiple characters, motives, and locations. One of the genre’s pleasures lies in our appreciation of how … Continue reading

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Juxtaposin’: New York Walks

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Related  Are Teenage Dreams So Hard to Beat?

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