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Best Movies of 2020

2020 was truly a game-changer. Among other public venues, movie theaters became almost invisible. Result? 2020 Academy Award nominees (which requires a theatrical release) are dominated by low-budget indies. Second, movie studios have permanently shifted their emphasis to a split … Continue reading

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My 10 Biggest Hits of 2020

I’d normally post a list of best movies. But like everyone else during the Twilight Zone (or is that Toilet Zone?) year of 2020, I saw fewer movies and am still catching up. So I looked at my own “bests” … Continue reading

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Best Movies of 2019

Best Dramas 1917 – A masterpiece. Yes, its epic-yet-intimate single-shot look, accomplished by meticulous planning and execution, is brilliant, but more importantly it engages us at the deepest level. I haven’t been this impacted by the sheer humanity of a … 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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My Top Ten Blog Posts of 2018

So, this may seem a bit self-promoting (ahem, “may”?), but last year people said they appreciated a second chance to read some “bests” they’d missed. Not that these are all bests per se. Actually, there are three sets of tens … Continue reading

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Thursday Song

Originally posted on Mitch Teemley:
(Music Video below) Marc was a skinny Polish-American Jew. I was a Euro-American mutt who’d decided he was Irish after playing a leprechaun in the high school musical. Our first band was clunky. If the…

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Best Movies of 2017

Best Drama Darkest Hour – A powerful, and surprisingly moving presentation of Churchill’s (Gary Oldman) lovingly cranky leadership of Britain on the eve of World War II. The stirringly Capra-esque ending tugged unexpected tears from my eyes. The Shape of … Continue reading

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Best News Bloopers of 2017

“To err is human,” oh, so human. Some of 2017 was tragic. Some was joyful. Most of it was just, well, human. And kinda funny. Wishing you a joyful and un-embarrassing 2018!

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My Ten Favorite Movies of 2017 – So Far

I have lots of room in my heart for “mainstream” movies. You know, the ones people actually watch. I saw a film aficionado’s list of the 50 Best Movies of the 21st Century recently and suddenly felt terribly unsophisticated. Not … Continue reading

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