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Tammy Faye was a pioneer.

I didn’t see The Eyes of Tammy Faye documentary upon which the film of the same name is based. So I don’t know how accurate it is or if Jessica Chastain’s version is embellished with a newer sensibility about Tammy … Continue reading

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It’s Time To Talk About Mike White

The writer Mike White is a gay man who grew up in California, born in 1970 and got his first writing credit at 28. In 2000 he acted in a movie he wrote called Chuck & Buck, which was the … Continue reading

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Two movies, completely different.

Annette, written by Ron Mael and Russell Mael of Sparks, and Carax. Free Guy, written by Matt Lieberman and Zak Penn. First one first. Annette is a musical disaster, but it is such a peculiar disaster that it’s actually interesting, … Continue reading

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The Hunt

Nick Cuse and Damon Lindelof This isn’t about whether or not this is a good movie. It’s a stupid movie. The premise is that about a dozen people wake up in a forest somewhere and find out, rather quickly, that … Continue reading

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Two movies about Mexico

I Carry You With Me, written by Heidi Ewing and Alan Page The Forever Purge, written by James DeMonaco The first was infinitely better, although by the end I was not sure what the movie was about. It was more … Continue reading

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Recommendation for a company that wishes to take on the galactic empire of Amazon.com

Bookshop.org That’s it. That’s all you need to know. If you buy a book from them, the affiliated bookstore will receive 30% of the cover price. That’s far more than Amazon pays. (Amazon takes a cut of everything, from self-published … Continue reading

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Promising Young Woman, written and directed by Emerald Ferrell

I had to see this a second time after reading an interesting New Yorker review from the perspective of a woman who has seen a lot of rape revenge movies, and revenge movies in general. The first time I saw … Continue reading

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French Exit, a film written by Patrick DeWitt

Well I don’t know how to make this thing word wrap, but I recently saw this in a re-opened theatre. There were about 6 customers. Afterward, I looked for some thoughtful reviews and could find none. Most were negative and … Continue reading

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The Mirror and the Light, by Hilary Mantel

This was the third in the trilogy of Thomas Cromwell’s life living under Henry VIII. The first was Wolf Hall and the second was Bring Up The Bodies. I think her titles are particularly interesting because they are not what … Continue reading

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The horse race

I put this on Facebook, but as I don’t want to be too obnoxious, I kept it private. It’s not intended to start a fight. But one of my more bizarre ways of coping with stress is to study numbers … Continue reading

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