Category: TV and Movies

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The Real Lesson of Siskel and Ebert

We need Siskel and Ebert.  If I had a giant Batsignal featuring a thumbs up sign in lieu of a bat, I’d totally use it to call them back to us

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The Month in Movies For November 2021

I only managed to see three movies in theaters in the month of November, but I made it up with thirteen additional films on streaming or otherwise.

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The Parable of The Beatles: Get Back

Peter Jackson treats “The Beatles: Get Back” as close to unfiltered as a project that might be the most digitally filtered ever can be.

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Things I Learned From Binging Siskel And Ebert

Siskel And Ebert was nothing groundbreaking, but for a kid who was limited in what movies he could watch and when, it was great to get the scoop from these guys.

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The Maximum MacGuffin of Red Notice

It works, as long as you don’t take your movie watching any more seriously than Red Notice takes itself. Which, thankfully, it never does.

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Sunday Morning! Dean Stockwell in “Blue Velvet”

It’s a cameo role as memorable as Brando’s is “Apocalypse Now.” It’s also the exact point at which Lynch’s masterpiece seems closest to tipping over into genuine madness.

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Sunday Halloween Morning! Seconds (1966)

Seconds is an existential horror movie scarier than any B-movie slasher- they can only kill you once; this film suggests you can be killed so surely long before that physical death is only an afterthought.

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Tenshot: Revisiting Ally McBeal

Revisiting Ally McBeal, a cast of obnoxious people that it was fun to spend time around, and looking forward to the revival, which could be absolutely awful.

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Sunday Morning! Twin Peaks: The Return

Like many classic myths, the epic third season of Twin Peaks seems to say, if the pain of loss never really goes away, neither does love.