I rarely do summaries of films. Just go to Wikipedia if you want that. But this still may contain spoilers! It’s hard to believe that the guy who directed 2001: A Space Odyssey and A Clockwork Orange could create something like Eyes Wide Shut. Is that a compliment or an insult? Well, depending on how… Read More Another look at Eyes Wide Shut – A review of Stanley Kubrick’s last and final film
The other night this movie came on TCM and I enjoyed it thoroughly. Extensive use of double and triple split-screen in an era way before Zoom. A silly tale but nonetheless still fresh. Previously, I had thought Rock Hudson was just all looks with little acting ability. But his performance is, if you’ll pardon the… Read More Pillow Talk (1959) with Rock Hudson, Doris Day and Tony Randall – Review
During the Gettysburg Address in 1863, Abraham Lincoln stated that “government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth.” He must have thought democracy to be the best political system in the world. Albert Camus, a French philosopher trusted democracy to be the protection of the minority. For… Read More Corruption weakens democracy – myRepublica – The New York Times Partner, Latest news of Nepal in English, Latest News Articles | + Opinion
I have this kind of love affair with the 70s. To me, it’s an ‘authentic’ period when life was fun and not too complicated. Phones that rang, answering machines with tape, TVs that… Source: Dolemite – Not Eddie Murphy but The Real Thing
Watching Eddie Murphy in Dolemite Is My Name brought back a few fond memories of the 70s but like most TV and film histories, the recreation is far more polished and colorful than the actual past. That said, this movie works quite well but I had to shift gears to watch it. The vulgar speech… Read More Dolemite Is My Name – Some things do get better with age
Ad Astra is not without merit but geez, it took me a long time to get through it. So many stops and starts of the media player that I myself might have made it to the edge of the solar system had I not been sitting in front of a TV. This film could be… Read More Ad Astra – A low-key ‘thinker’ movie that’s not too deep | SPOILER ALERT!
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The other night I was fishing through some DVDs at the local library. I knew Black Panther was available because I’d checked through the TPL website. So going for the FEATURE BLA section I ha… Source: Black Mass – Not a horror or religious studies film… – Just My Stuff
Let me start by saying that I don’t like the categories “black” and “white.” I think they are misleading on both sides. In reality, humanity is comprised of a variety … Source: Black Panther – A review from a light-skinned guy – Just My Stuff
My doctorate is in psychology and religion so naturally, Joker was on my list of must-see movies. Last night I took the plunge and for the most part, found the film quite compelling. Excellent cinematography and outstanding performances made this worthy of my time. But I felt that Joker fell short with its treatment of… Read More Joker – Reinforcing conventional thinking about so-called mental illness?