Author: Rufus F.

Rufus is an American curmudgeon in Canada. He has a PhD in History, sings in a garage rock band, and does a bunch of other stuff.
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Sunday Morning! “Stoner” by John Williams

The “rediscovered classic” of academic life does what great art is supposed to do: immerse us in the inner life of an individual without romanticizing him, It is ennobling.

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Old Men in Poorly-Fitting Pants

It’s too horrible to say any of this so baldly, so we find nice ways to phrase it. But that does us no good, recoiling into a cozy bed of euphemisms.

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Sunday Morning! “Wavelength” by Michael Snow

This week, I got to see a 16 mm screening of Michael Snow’s groundbreaking 1967 experimental film ‘Wavelength’ without knowing anything about the film or the director beforehand.

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Sunday Morning! Obligatory Oscars Post (Pt. 1)

The glitz! The glamour! The self-importance! Gearing up for the 92nd Academy Awards with slightly (okay, largely) irreverent impressions of: “Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood”, “1917”, “Jojo Rabbit”, and “Joker”.