Category Archives: Movies

A Demon In The Sky

I was on the road for a few weeks and unable to check the latest Amazon Prime Video offerings. This is the first thing that popped up when I got home Wednesday night, and it appears to be right on … Continue reading

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Machiavellian Dynamo

Intrigue and drama in high-level politics On another site I do cursory and critical reviews of movies with an eye toward picking apart issues with cinematography, directing, continuity, performances, and writing. When I come across a production as clean and … Continue reading

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That Old Time Rock And Roll

I liked the song when it played on the radio while I was a senior in high school, but I never knew anything about it, who wrote it, who sang it. I only began to  get a clue when the … Continue reading

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Executive Action

It is only coincidence that I am posting this review of a show about the decapitation of the United States Government on the very day somebody had a go at such an abortive plan. In any event, this morning I … Continue reading

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Le Misanthrope

It’s a classic title, and it’s what popped into my brain after watching a few frames of this. But this movie has no resemblance to the Molière classic. It’s As Good as it Gets, starring Jack Nicholson as the only person who could have … Continue reading

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The World Outside

It’s a story about brutal murder and police corruption, and at the same time it’s one of the most beautifully-photographed movies I’ve reviewed. It came out in 1985, and it’s Witness, starring Harrison Ford and Kelly McGillis. It’s currently available … Continue reading

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Two-Wheel Classic

When this came out in 1971 I was still deep into motorcycling. I went to all the races, taking photos, sometimes writing up results for publication. This was also the year of my last motorcycle race. Producer/director Bruce Brown followed … Continue reading

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