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Master Gardener, by Paul Schrader

I went to one of the shows that Joel Edgerton appeared afterward for a Q&A, but it was not a Q&A from the audience, but a series of questions from an obnoxious and loud host of some radio station. Actually, … Continue reading

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The Eight Mountains by several writers.

The IMDB page That Guardian quote is a pretty exact description of this pretty amazing movie. The story is essentially about two friends that live in the alps north of Turin. They meet, initially, because the father of one, Pietro, … Continue reading

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Succession Episode 5

(I would have called this episode “In mourning,”) There’s a second period of time after the initial shock of someone’s death, and then all the preparations that have to happen to bury someone honorably (please re-read The Iliad to see … Continue reading

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The Passenger by Cormac McCarthy

Unfortunately I had to put this one down, and it was only due to the fact that every other chapter is written in the mind of a character who is schizophrenic. Maybe McCarthy is so great that it will one … Continue reading

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Multiple movies

I seem to be in strong disagreement with most people with recent movies. First example is “Showing Up,” with Michelle Williams by Kelly Reichardt. This movie is basically about a sculptor trying to do her work. The brief professional description … Continue reading

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Succession Episode 4

This will be a short entry, as from here on out, based on my belief that Kendall has been the main character for the entire series, I will only point out what matters in that regard. It’s still very possible … Continue reading

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Beau is Afraid by Ari Aster

I’m going to keep this in draft form until I remember the proper spelling of the writer’s name and until I can actually figure out what I saw. I read a Times review which I think was pretty accurate. Horror … Continue reading

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Don’t Worry Darling — sudden realization

This is a spoiler from the start, like from now, so don’t read until you’ve seen the movie. You’ve been warned. Every movie has its rules and the one rule that’s made abundantly clear at the end of Don’t Worry … Continue reading

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Succession, Season 4, Episode 3

So that was a surprise. But as I said in my previous post, he was going to die either by someone’s hand or death’s, and that the conflict was between Logan and Kendall. I would go further to say that … Continue reading

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Succession, Season 4 and last.

I’m curious if I will be right, that this show can only be resolved with the father dying either at Kendall’s hand or not, with Kendall in charge. At the end of the last season, Kendall had nearly completely broken … Continue reading

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