It Was You and Me

It Was You and Me

15

Feb

2016

Although you wouldn't know it from reading this blog, I don't really pay that much attention to Stephen King anymore.  He's far past the stage where he's ever going to write anything interesting again (I'd say he has been for at least 20 years), and even when he does something surprising, like write a sequel to The Shinin ...
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The Most Beautiful Fraud: The Big Short

The Most Beautiful Fraud:  <i>The Big Short</i>

11

Feb

2016

It's a truism I've repeated in my critical writings more times than I can count:  you have to review the movie you're watching, not the movie you wish you were watching.  Any sharp critic with a creative streak and a broad foundation can easily imagine how a movie, particularly one that disappoints on a particularly basic ...
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The Most Beautiful Fraud: Hail, Caesar!

The Most Beautiful Fraud:  <i>Hail, Caesar!</i>

9

Feb

2016

As often as the Coen Brothers are referred to as pastiche artists, their films tend to be pretty thematically consistent, with the genre-bending taking place more on the level of the filmmaking than the narrative.  Their newest movie, Hail!  Caesar, gives them a chance to exercise it in truth, with its early 1950s Hollyw ...
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