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Month: July 2013

  • Movie Review: “Blow-Up” (Michelangelo Antonioni, UK/USA 1966)

    Ranked #144 on 2012 Sight & Sound Critics Poll Ranked #54 on 2012 Sight & Sound Directors Poll There are many directors and many films that are extremely highly thought of that I’ve just never gotten around to seeing even though I’ve meant to, and Michelangelo Antonioni is at the top of that director list.…

  • TV Season Review: “Game of Thrones” Season One

    The biggest problem with much high fantasy work is that it’s unoriginal. It often turns into nothing more than a blend of tropes borrowed from Tolkien and handed down through sources like Dungeons & Dragons, World of Warcraft, and other book series like Terry Pratchett’s Discworld and Steven Erikson’s Malazan Book of the Fallen. This…

  • Movie Review: “Smashed” (James Ponsoldt, USA 2012)

    Back in 1962, comic mastermind Blake Edwards made a rare foray into serious territory by making a 117-minute commercial for Alcoholics Anonymous in the film Days of Wine and Roses (USA). However, in spite of making a film that was essentially an infomercial, Edwards was able to make something compelling. How? He knew to draw…

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