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Monthly Archives: December, 2015

year-end roundup

It’s already 2016 in some time zones, and it will soon be here as well.  Here’s a little of this, that, and the other. 1. First, an administrative announcement: what … Continue reading

December 31, 2015 · Leave a comment

2015 Movie Challenge: Timbuktu

52/52: A movie by an African filmmaker*  Here in the West, and in America especially, we tend to view the world in absolute terms.  One might say that we view … Continue reading

December 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

Hate is Enough

It’s been a long time since I divorced my feelings about Quentin Tarantino the auteur from my feelings about Quentin Tarantino the human being, but I admit: I still walked … Continue reading

December 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

Catching Up With the Coens: No Country for Old Men

At one point in the late, great, dearly beloved Hannibal, someone asks Dr. Lecter what happened to him to make him the way he is.  He replies, “Nothing happened to me. … Continue reading

December 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

coming soon, probably

Dear children, I’m about to head off to a few days of overindulgence and Christmasy things with my boyfriend and his family, but I wanted to let you all know … Continue reading

December 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

In the Spotlight

Ah, Oscar season.  Towards the end of the year, the floodgates open, and all the studios release all their “prestige” pictures – movies that they figure they can at least … Continue reading

December 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

grinchy, I guess

There’s a Calvin and Hobbes strip where Calvin’s dad tries to have a little bit of fun at his son’s expense, and not only sends Calvin into a near-nervous breakdown, but also … Continue reading

December 21, 2015 · Leave a comment