Author Archives: Blowhard, Esq.

About Blowhard, Esq.

Amateur, dilettante, wannabe.

Movie Update

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Having seen most of the major movies of 2017, my current top 10 is: 1. FRANTZ 2. MARJORIE PRIME 3. INGRID GOES WEST 4. GOOD TIME 5. I LOVE YOU, DADDY 6. “Finding Frances” episode of NATHAN … Continue reading

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Our Favorite Things in 2017

Blowhard, Esq. writes: As you will quickly notice, we’re a grouchy, grumpy lot, all of whom are too old to keep up with new things, so this list consists of our favorite things we encountered this year whether or not … Continue reading

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Couldn’t Do It Today

Blowhard, Esq. writes: The lyrics, just in case you didn’t know: Gold Coast slave ship bound for cotton fields Sold in the market down in New Orleans Scarred old slaver knows he’s doin’ all right Hear him whip the women … Continue reading

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Notes on “The Shape of Water” (2017)

Blowhard, Esq. writes: In this interview with Matt Zoller Seitz, writer-director Guillermo del Toro says, “Every film is a political film.” After the rock-’em-sock-’em robots of PACIFIC RIM and the Gothic reverie of CRIMSON PEAK, del Toro (along with co-writer … Continue reading

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Movie Still Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: A woman inspects some travel posters in Jacques Tati’s PLAYTIME (1967). Click on the image to enlarge.

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Nerds Who Aren’t As Smart As They Think They Are, The First in a Possible Series

Blowhard, Esq. writes: In this NYT profile of 23andMe CEO Anne Wojcicki, Anne’s mother Esther has this to say about her daughter dating Yankee* Alex Rodriguez: “I liked A-Rod, he was a very nice man,” Esther Wojcicki told me. “He … Continue reading

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Quote Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: The Post-Modern Left imagines a system of 'systemic oppression' so devious that it allows every adult to vote, own property, work any job, move anywhere, marry anyone, learn anything, and say anything. — Geoffrey Miller (@primalpoly) November … Continue reading

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