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Monthly Archives: April, 2013

The So-So Gatsby

I’m just going to say this, and either open myself to ridicule or prove myself a prophet: I am EXTREMELY skeptical about Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby, set to be released … Continue reading

April 30, 2013 · 3 Comments

Astor, Kaufman, and the Dirty Diary

At present, I am madly scrambling to finish something for my not-quite-day-job, but I found this and just had to share.  The following extract is purportedly from a diary kept by Mary … Continue reading

April 29, 2013 · 2 Comments

Some guidance, if you please…

A while ago, I mentioned my wild and crazy idea for a lengthy research project that I may, if I’m really good, try to whip into a book.  It may … Continue reading

April 28, 2013 · 3 Comments

L’enfer, c’est les autres

In keeping with the recent trend of TV programming gods smiling on me, unlike most of the other gods (those jerks), today I stumbled upon The Others (2001).  It is one of … Continue reading

April 27, 2013 · 4 Comments

Vive La Reine: More About Cannes

NOTE: As threatened, here’s a trifling little essay-sort-of-thing I wrote about Cannes.  If you want to know more about it, don’t take my word for it – but do check … Continue reading

April 25, 2013 · 1 Comment

Yes, We Cannes.

Oh, baby.  It is going to be a VERY pretty Cannes Film Festival this year, my dears.  Steven Spielberg will be the jury’s president, and he is going to be … Continue reading

April 24, 2013 · 2 Comments

Surreal Fascism: The Musical!

Do you ever find yourself sighing in disappointment as you watch a musical film?  Do you ever think, “Well, sure, Gene Kelly can dance; sure, Judy Garland can sing; but … Continue reading

April 23, 2013 · 2 Comments