Monthly Archives: December 2016

“Cafe Society”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: I found “Cafe Society” to be the most affecting Woody Allen movie of recent years. It’s a soft-shoe over and around Allen’s accustomed themes and obsessions that — miraculously — never stumbles into triteness or predictability. Allen’s hero, Bobby, … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas

Blowhard, Esq. writes: “Mystic Nativity” by Sandro Botticelli, 1500. Click on the image to enlarge.

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Our Favorite Things in 2016

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Aging crank that I am, like the others in this group I gave up following whatever’s current a long time ago. Why bother when 90% will be forgotten in a few years anyway? So, as my selections show, … Continue reading

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Juxtaposin’: Intros

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes:

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Juxtaposin’: Send Me

Blowhard, Esq. writes:

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Book Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes:

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Paleo Retiree writes: Will France follow in Trump’s footsteps? Title IX gone wild. New York City’s best dumplings. How Russia does a trade show. (NSFW) Why are we more preoccupied these days with policing attitudes than with policing behavior? Should … Continue reading

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Naked Lady of the Week: Bretona

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Bretona’s face is suggestive of a goddess or allegorical figure out of Neoclassical sculpture. There’s a severity to the nose and chin that’s mitigated by her big gray eyes and long honey-blonde hair. Her body, too, … Continue reading

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My Year in Movies

Blowhard, Esq. writes: First, my favorite movies of 2016. OK, so I saw maybe 15 movies actually released this year. Details, details… 1. The Lost City of Z 2. La La Land 3. The Nice Guys 4. Hail, Caesar! 5. Cafe … Continue reading

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Juxtaposin’: Dark Lords of the Shit

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Related “Rogue One” Makes White Guys the Enemy of the Future

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