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Movies, music, sports, health – IMHBCO (In My Humble But Correct Opinion)

What the Academy Awards are Really About

The Academy Awards exist to sell tickets, particularly for Hollywood movies. Which is why American studios and American movie stars dominate the event. There’s nothing particularly evil about that; every industry promotes itself. Movies cost megabucks to make, after all, … Continue reading

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The Best Movies of 2018

Part Two To read Part One (Comedies and Action Movies) click here. Best Dramas BlacKkKlansman – Spike Lee’s best film in years. Not quite up there with Do the Right Thing or Malcom X, but still fires on all four … Continue reading

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The Best Movies of 2018

Part One I’m a filmmaker, not a paid critic, so there are many movies I haven’t seen—notably, Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse, plus scads of non-English language films (which tend to be widely released in the U.S. after the awards season). … Continue reading

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A Filmmaker’s Journal

Getting to the Premiere! My new feature film Notzilla, an affectionate send-up of old monster movies, had its world premiere last week! Cast, crew and invited guests gathered at a vintage movie theater, to watch our dinosaur, a not-so-scary Notzillasaurus … Continue reading

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How is 2019?

It’s still 2018 where I live (seven hours till midnight), but I can’t wait to find out, so, to all my friends in Asia: How is 2019?!

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I Was an 11 Year Old Reprobate

An Embarrassingly True Story It was my first New Year’s Eve party. Sort of. It would be at least two more years before I was old enough to attend a Real Party. The moment we stepped into Aunt Fran’s suburban shoebox … Continue reading

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Signs of the Times

Join us, if you’re not busy doing something “important.” Well, yeah. Sarcastic. But kinda true. Point taken. This explains a lot. If y’all see someone doin’ this…tell ’em they’re hiring at Burger King. Now they tell us! Accidental editorial? Guidelines … Continue reading

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