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Favorite Movies of 2016

My predictable lateness with my best movies of 2016 comes with the same usual excuses.  Not getting to movie theaters hardly at all anymore, I’m reliant on Netflix and Red Box for checking out films that have a chance of … Continue reading

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Coen Marathon: Miller’s Crossing

A black fedora drops onto the screen right in front of us.  Sprawling out in front of the camera is a wooded scene with leaves and tree debris stretching out to the far edge in the back. The hat is lifted off … Continue reading

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Coen Marathon: Raising Arizona

What is the greatest Nicholas Cage movie of all time?  The Coen Bros second feature film may very well be a contender.  Every once in awhile, I see lists about the funniest films of the 1980s and I don’t recall … Continue reading

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Coen Marathon: “Blood Simple”

The first time I encountered a Coen Bros movie was in high school when my friend, Jake, recommended we check out “Fargo” from our local movie rental store “Video Update” (remember when we had movie rental stores?).   Watching the film at the … Continue reading

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“Arrival”: A Review

In a warped way, filmmaker Denis Villeneuve will always have a special (if slightly macabre) place in my heart. He directed the movie “Prisoners” which I watched with Michelle in late September 2013 at the old Edmonds Theater. I reviewed … Continue reading

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Knight of Cups: Another Malick Cinematic Painting

Terrence Malick has only made seven films as a director since 1973.  Three of those movies have come since 2011.  His latest cinematic enigma is “Knight of Cups” featuring Christian Bale as Rick, a promising Hollywood screenwriter who is caught up in … Continue reading

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Movie Watching (June 2016)

Busy schedule, usual excuses, cause me to fall behind in my cinematic journal. Here are June’s offerings: Rating Scale:  * to ***** Trumbo- Truly great to see the star of “Breaking Bad”, Bryan Cranston, coming into his own as a solid … Continue reading

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