Philadelphia Story (Re-Watch)

Connections are the only thing that really matter in life, and one’s happiness is directly proportional to the quantity and quality of these connections. The big cosmic joke on us is that forming deep, meaningful connections with other people turns out to be really, really hard. It’s not just that men are from Mars and […]

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Lost in Translation (re-watch)

Lost in Translation was the subject of my second blog entry four years ago when I first started blogging. I re-watched it the other day, and it made me want to write about it again. In my original entry, I compared Lost in Translation to Ozu’s Tokyo Story (speaking of great movies), and I think […]

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Princess Aura in Flash Gordon

This is my second entry for the 2017 Reel Infatuation Blogathon, whose aim is to share “favorite character crushes”  from “film, television, or books.”  I thought it would be fun to choose a “good girl” and a “bad girl,” so I chose Jennifer Mack from Wargames for my first entry and Princess Aura from Flash […]

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Jennifer Mack in Wargames

For my first entry into the 2017 Reel Infatuation Blogathon, I picked Ally Sheedy’s Jennifer Mack from the 1983 thriller Wargames. I was sixteen in 1983, and, like Matthew Broderick’s Lightman, I thought she was perfect.  So, I watched the movie again with pen and paper in hand, waiting for something to key on, and […]

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Wonder Woman

What I liked about it: The casting.  Gal Godot is amazing. She’s feminine and strong and successfully pulls off all the aspects of the role needed to really hit a home run with the character. And Chris Pine is good as Steve. Actually, everyone is good in it, even the ones who aren’t given a […]

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Aliens

“Hey, maybe you haven’t been keeping up on current events, but we just got our asses kicked, pal!”–Hudson What’s it about: It’s about monsters, of all kinds. It’s about what happens when greed intersects with things dangerous and unpredictable that are better off left alone. And it’s about extreme edition soccer moms. What I liked […]

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World on a Wire

You can’t spend years feeding data into a computer that allows for the simulation of every aspect of human behavior without asking yourself if it might lead to the creation of something resembling human consciousness. –Franz Hahn A 1973 made for German TV movie directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder, World on a Wire follows the […]

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