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Succession

Generally when you’re trying to decide who the main character is in any given story — if it’s not immediately obvious that is — you would ask a bunch of questions: “Who changes the most?” “Whose want drives the story?” … Continue reading

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Spencer by Stephen Knight and Pablo Larrain

There are two images for this movie: one has Diana in a red dress with a thin veil over her face, posing for the cameras. The one at the left is the less used one because it is (in the … Continue reading

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Peril

Peril by Bob Woodward and Robert Costa My rating: 4 of 5 stars Peril remains. That is the overarching theme of this narrative of Joe Biden’s decision to run, the two presidential campaigns and then the pandemic which turned those … Continue reading

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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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