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June 14, 2018

Lemme just start with this - I could watch Cate Blanchett tap on a brioche bun for 6 hours and be thoroughly entertained.  She is inexplicably captivating.  I’ve felt that way since discovering her back in the 1990’s in the richly stylized period drama Elizabeth. - tho...

February 11, 2018

I think there are all kinds of directors out there, and each one brings something special to the world of cinema.  Some love stories, some love effects, and some love the sound of their own voice as they tell other people what to do.  I don’t think it disqualifies me a...

February 9, 2018

I just feel like I need to write - but I don't really have anything to write about right now - so I'm going to do some free association - let me mind go - and write where it goes...

Twelve tribes of Israel, Hagar and and Ishmael and all that - fascinating really.  Why i...

February 2, 2018

(God's Own Country, dir Francis Lee) 

I've been waiting impatiently for the Blu-ray release of God's Own Country - the achingly frank gay love story set on a bleak farm in Yorkshire, a film that utterly destroyed me when I saw it in the theater some months ago.  Today,...