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Monthly Archives: November, 2015

2015 Movie Challenge: Scarlet Street

48/52: A movie set in a place you’ve been* You’ll find all kinds of opinions about what, precisely, constitutes a film noir, but the most useful definition for me is this: … Continue reading

November 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Knick, “Williams and Walker”

I don’t claim to know the first thing about medicine, surgery, nursing, or anything like it.  I’m pretty sure I would have failed out of any sort of medical school, … Continue reading

November 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

2015 Movie Challenge: La Ciénaga

47/52: A movie by a South American filmmaker  It would be great if it weren’t worth noting a filmmaker’s gender, but in the case of La Ciénaga (which means The Swamp, if you’re … Continue reading

November 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

Fargo, “Did You Do This? No, You Did It!”

Sometimes, there’s a man.  So says The Stranger in The Big Lebowski; so says Mike Milligan in this week’s episode of Fargo.  Indeed, the Coen Brothers references came thick and fast: Mike … Continue reading

November 25, 2015 · 1 Comment

hip hooray

Dear friends, enemies, and whoever else reads this folderol: Today is my 30th birthday.  I spent the weekend celebrating with friends and family; tonight, my boyfriend will take me out … Continue reading

November 23, 2015 · 2 Comments

The Knick, “There Are Rules”

As has often been the case on The Knick, sisters are doing it for themselves.  They’re trying to, anyway.  Some of these women are trying to act on their own behalf; … Continue reading

November 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

2015 Movie Challenge: White Nights

46/52: A movie filmed the year you were born  Roughly 30 years ago – on 22 November 1985, to be precise – White Nights was released in theatres.  One day later, your … Continue reading

November 20, 2015 · Leave a comment