Category Archives: Movies

Notes on “The Shallows”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: I found the highly praised shark movie “The Shallows” to be a tolerable but rather joyless experience. Taken as a genre picture it’s weirdly flat — not exciting and funny like “Jaws,” or empathically harrowing like “Gravity,” or … Continue reading

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Noma Two Ways

Paleo Retiree writes: I recently watched and enjoyed “Noma: My Perfect Storm,” Pierre Deschamp’s documentary about René Redzepi, the brilliant chef behind Noma, an avant-garde Copenhagen restaurant that’s often been called the best restaurant in the world. Inspired and curious, … Continue reading

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21st Century Films

Fenster writes: The dog ate my homework and I did not post to the recent UR list of the best turd-free films of the 21st Century.  Here’s my list, and it makes no pretense to best though they are pretty … Continue reading

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“Everybody Wants Some!!”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Richard Linklater’s new college comedy, “Everybody Wants Some!!,” takes place over three or four days in 1980, but it may have more to say about growing up, experience, and relationships than all of the 2013 “Boyhood” … Continue reading

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Paleo Retiree writes: Thanks to the brouhaha about Anthony Weiner these past couple of weeks, I’ve let myself get fascinated by the case. My verdict on the guy: Anthony Weiner is almost certainly someone who in person would strike me … Continue reading

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Juxtaposin’: Girls Dancing

Blowhard, Esq. writes:

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Turd-Free Lists of the 21st Century’s Best Movies

Blowhard, Esq. writes: The BBC just released a list of the 100 greatest films of the 21st century as chosen by an international panel of film critics. Movie fans that we are — cinephiles, if you will — we immediately began … Continue reading

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