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Monthly Archives: March, 2016

in praise (or defense) of watching trash

You may have noticed that I’ve been pretty lazy around here lately.  The Hulu queue is being tackled about as assiduously as I’d tackle a porcupine; the Coen Brothers project … Continue reading

March 31, 2016 · Leave a comment


Before things unravel in Persona, Sister Alma (Bibi Andersson) reads this passage to her patient, Elisabet (Liv Ullmann): All the anxiety we bear with us, all our thwarted dreams, the incomprehensible … Continue reading

March 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

buzz buzz buzz roundup

Ho hum, bah humbug, and so on.  Here are things that have vexed, interested, or obsessed me lately. 1. Well, you know, the horrible forward march of this election year … Continue reading

March 24, 2016 · 3 Comments

que dire?

It was another bad day today.  There have been many bad days in many countries; maybe it’s imagination, but they seem to be ramping up in severity and frequency of … Continue reading

March 22, 2016 · 1 Comment

Out-Hitchcocking Hitchcock: Blue Velvet

Sandy: I don’t know if you’re a detective or a pervert. Jeffrey: That’s for me to know and you to find out. And there, my friends, you have it: Alfred … Continue reading

March 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Emperor Jones

This is white America.  Any other nationality that is not of the white set knows this and accepts this till the day they die.  That is everybody’s dream and ambition … Continue reading

March 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

quick & cranky

It’s another big day for primaries, and despite the prognostications of “radical centrist” Carl Diggler, I very much hope Bernie Sanders will sweep the Midwest in a convincing fashion, and … Continue reading

March 15, 2016 · Leave a comment