Category Archives: Movies

“Marjorie Prime”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Director Michael Almereyda often uses postmodern prickliness to bring us closer to his subjects. He courts obviousness, underlining his meanings so that we won’t miss them; yet his work has a quicksilver quality that belies its … Continue reading

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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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Louis Malle’s “Phantom India”

Sir Barken Hyena writes: I watched this series from French director Louis Malle back-to-back the other day, it’s that good. In the late 60’s, Malle spent 5 months motoring around the vast backwaters of India in search of what spontaneous … Continue reading

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Notes on “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Based on the comic by Pierre Christin and Jean-Claude Mézières, “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets” more than makes good on the extravagant promise of its title. The principal setting is Alpha, an improbable … Continue reading

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Woody in the Post

Paleo Retiree writes: America’s very own Maoist Cultural Revolution gathers steam: Allen frustrates people because he seems to relish dancing on the edge of the outrage. There’s nothing criminal about an 82-year-old’s fixation with 18-year-olds, and it’s not whip-out-your-penis, button-under-the-desk … 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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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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