Monthly Archives: July 2012

The Booth At The End (2011-TV)

I don’t usually review TV shows here, and I honestly don’t know if this little gem was ever broadcast anywhere. “The Booth At The End” has five episodes, each of which is 25-ish minutes. The excellent Xander Berkeley stars as … Continue reading

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One Day in September (1999)

Jim McKay: When I was a kid my father used to say our greatest hopes and our worst fears are seldom realized. Our worst fears have been realized tonight. They have now said there were eleven hostages; two were killed … Continue reading

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Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011)

“Martha Marcy May Marlene” was one of those indie darling pics, like something that Parker Posey would have done a decade ago. It’s also an amazingly interesting picture, with a dreadful title. A girl named Martha ends up stumbling into … Continue reading

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Sunset Boulevard (1950)

This film is among the most celebrated American films ever made, with Gloria Swanson’s famous lines “I AM big. It’s the pictures that got small,” and “I’m ready for my close-up, Mr. DeMille.”  It was in the first batch of … Continue reading

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The Lost Weekend (1945)

Billy Wilder’s “The Lost Weekend” is a movie much like “Citizen Kane” or “Judgment at Nuremberg,” in that it was so amazingly groundbreaking at the time that we can’t truly understand the context. “The Lost Weekend” stars Ray Milland in … Continue reading

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Sacre Bleu: A Comedy d’Art, by Christopher Moore (2012)

Sacre Bleu: A Comedy d’Art by Christopher Moore My rating: 5 of 5 stars “Sacre Bleu” is the best Tom Robbins novel since “Half-Asleep in Frog Pajamas.” Of course, it was written by Christopher Moore, not Mr. Robbins. If you … Continue reading

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