July 2017 Viewing Summary

So another month has come and gone … and it was quite frankly a pretty sweet month for me at the movies. After… [more]

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Times the Book Was WAY Better … A Post Brought to You Courtesy of #BookLoversDay

I would venture a guess that most lovers of cinema have a soft spot for the written word as well. I know… [more]

Times the Book Was WAY Better … A Post Brought to You Courtesy of #BookLoversDay Times the Book Was WAY Better ... A Post Brought to You Courtesy of #BookLoversDay

Summary Thoughts on “Logan” (2017)

This has taken way, way too long to make its way to my blog.  But it is here now so let’s have at… [more]

Summary Thoughts on “Logan” (2017) Summary Thoughts on "Logan" (2017)

FEUD: Bette and Joan

Here, at the outset, I will admit to the following - I was not particularly excited at the prospect of… [more]

FEUD: Bette and Joan FEUD: Bette and Joan

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Times the Book Was WAY Better … A Post Brought to You Courtesy of #BookLoversDay

I would venture a guess that most lovers of cinema have a soft spot for the written word as well. I know I do. And while I will readily admit to not being the most voracious reader in the world, I still appreciate and value the joy derived from curling up with a wonderful novel. As we close out … [Read More...]

July 2017 Viewing Summary

So another month has come and gone … and it was quite frankly a pretty sweet month for me at the movies. After much delay, I finally saw Wonder Woman. This is the film that has made it 3/3 for me in the world of comic-based films (the first being this spring’s Logan and other being Spider-Man: … [Read More...]

Romero Remembrance(s)

It is one of those strange things, the ability of us to develop for an affinity for noted personalities who we will likely never have the fortune of crossing in life. As a lover of cinema, I have such a relationship with many of my favorite filmmakers. So when one of them passes away, we reflect … [Read More...]

It’s Been a While …

Wish I had a very good reason for WHY I have not been blogging so much of late, but really just the simple business of (work) life going a little pear shaped is all. I hope that over the next few weeks to clear a bit of the backlog I have created because even if I have not been actively going to … [Read More...]

Pre-Codes at TCMFF 2017

Another highlight of my time spent in Hollywood for this year's TCM Film Festival involved getting to catch a couple of pre-Code films. While I may not be as well-versed as some, this is a sub-genre that holds great interest for me within the greater world of classic cinema. And sure, a lot of … [Read More...]

Nitrate and the 2017 TCM Classic Film Festival

This is the first in a two-part series in which I discuss some delights from my attendance at the 2017 TCM Classic Film Festival. For the most part, this festival can be summed up for me in word - nitrate. Now I will admit my knowledge on this subject is rather limited and restricted to a base … [Read More...]

FEUD: Bette and Joan

Here, at the outset, I will admit to the following - I was not particularly excited at the prospect of watching Ryan Murphy's latest televisual project on FX (FEUD: Bette and Joan). And not because of the subject (obviously). In fact, I have a great appreciation for both Ms.'s Davis and Crawford. … [Read More...]

Summary Thoughts on “Logan” (2017)

This has taken way, way too long to make its way to my blog.  But it is here now so let’s have at it - my thoughts on the recent release Logan. Stated plainly, Logan was not only a superior part of the “Hugh Jackman as Wolverine” franchise, but in general, it is a superior superhero film. Full stop. … [Read More...]

Umberto D. (1952): A Lovely Introduction to Italian Neorealism

Something washed over me when I was watching Umberto D., the 1952 classic Italian neorealist film directed by Vittorio De Sica. In the wake of Ken Loach's masterful I, Daniel Blake, I felt a sense of deja-vu in reverse. The similarities were jarring - the tale of a poor, elderly pensioner (Carlo … [Read More...]

My Take on “Get Out” (2017)

Where does one begin with Get Out? I feel as if I can’t even put much together in terms of a critical analysis since I am, hours later, still trying not to stumble over my thoughts as to what all of it means. This alone is one reason that makes this feature, written and directed by Jordan Peele, a … [Read More...]

Commentary on Deadline Article on “Moonlight”

Yesterday, an ILC reader brought something to my attention that amazed and excited me in equal measure. So much so I decided to take a short break from my other drafts to wax poetic about what I read; it concerns the international market success for the Oscar-nominated film Moonlight, which I … [Read More...]