La Belle et la Bête (2014)

When I initially endeavored to cover La Belle et la Bête (2014) I thought it would be a great idea to… [more]

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Definitely Binge-Worthy: The Get Down (2016)

As I get my act together regarding building my television presence online (better late than never I guess),… [more]

Definitely Binge-Worthy: The Get Down (2016) Definitely Binge-Worthy: The Get Down (2016)

Back to School (another TCM/Ball State Course Offering)

First, it was film noir. Now we are taking a deep dive into the world of cinematic comedy. With younger… [more]

Back to School (another TCM/Ball State Course Offering) Back to School (another TCM/Ball State Course Offering)

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La Belle et la Bête (2014)

When I initially endeavored to cover La Belle et la Bête (2014) I thought it would be a great idea to watch the Jean Cocteau 1946 version as a companion piece. Alas, that never happened - because - life. I would say based on this viewing, I am determined to eventually give it a look. But for now, … [Read More...]

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Definitely Binge-Worthy: The Get Down (2016)

As I get my act together regarding building my television presence online (better late than never I guess), I will use this established space to wax poetic about my latest televisual, or ‘Netflix-ian’ obsession. Actually, when I think about it, this post is not that far off from the theme of my … [Read More...]

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Back to School (another TCM/Ball State Course Offering)

First, it was film noir. Now we are taking a deep dive into the world of cinematic comedy. With younger people everywhere either back in school or getting very close to going back, now is an excellent time for the intellectually curious among us in the adult set to get in some learning of our … [Read More...]

Joanna Lumley as "Patsy" and Jennifer Saunders as "Edina" in the film ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS: THE MOVIE. Photo by David Appleby. © 2016 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation All Rights Reserved

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (2016)

It has been a while now and I can't remember if it was in late July or early August but yeah, I did the thing and saw Absolutely Fabulous:  The Movie (AbFab) at my local theater. Of course I am dating myself by saying I have been with this show since the early-mid 1990s. Mind you I was probably a … [Read More...]

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Things I Like About Star Trek Beyond (2016)

Last weekend I had the pleasure of seeing Star Trek Beyond. As many readers already know, instead of providing a paint-by-numbers review, I tend to lean in on just giving my reaction to the film, with the occasional reference to a plot point or detail. It is in that spirit that I provide the … [Read More...]

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Must See Silent: The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928)

I have mentioned it on several occasions in this space but it bears repeating - in recent years, I have really taken to silent films. There is something equally haunting and engaging about them that feels almost otherworldly. Anchoring our auditory senses in the experience are the musical cues, … [Read More...]

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High-Rise (2015)

I think my ardent desire to catch High-Rise was inspired, in part, by my inability to catch it when it played at this year's Tribeca Film Festival. So when it was made available for rental early last month, I jumped at the opportunity, gave it a look-see and below are my impressions. First, … [Read More...]

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Love & Friendship (2016)

With a premiere at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, Love & Friendship is a charming adaptation (from writer/director/producer Whit Stillman) of a young Jane Austen’s novella Lady Susan, believed to have been written in the mid-1790s, revised and prepared to a fair copy in 1805 and finally … [Read More...]

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Captain America: Civil War (2016) Summary Thoughts

So yeah, Captain America: Civil War (CA:CW) has been out for well over a week and double yeah, I did see it opening weekend. Just thought I would take a moment to share with you some of my collected thoughts from my screening a couple of Friday nights ago. ILC's Overall Take? I really liked … [Read More...]

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TCM Film Fest 2016: A Sublime Experience

My TCM Film Festival experience is best summed up in one word - sublime. In the three years I have attended the festival, I can say that without question this was the most enjoyable experience cinematically. In total, I saw about ten (10) films -- all enjoyable in their own way, but without … [Read More...]

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TFF 2016 Short Subject Feature: The Carousel

The Carousel is a short film essentially centered on one episode of one of my favorite television series, The Twilight Zone. In TTZ creator Rod Serling's hometown of Binghamton, New York there stands a carousel, a carousel which inspired one of Serling's most personal episodes, "Walking Distance," … [Read More...]