The Movies of 1970 (Part 1)

The Movies of 1970 (Part 1)

It was a year of contrasts and that was reflected on the silver screen. Join me as I take a cinematic head trip through the inaugural year of 1970 from the first week in January to the last week in April.

| December 2, 2023
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Killers of the Flower Moon (2023)

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Killers of the Flower Moon (2023)

It is a fact that the two most destructive forces of mankind are greed and racism.  These two things have born more chaos and death than any disease or famine that you can name.  And yes, It has been, whether we like it or not, part of the make-up of American history almost from the […]

| October 21, 2023
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A Disturbance in the Force (2023)

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A Disturbance in the Force (2023)

This review is part of my coverage of The 25th Annual Sidewalk Film Festival It has been said that “The Star Wars Holiday Special” is the holy grail of bad television.I’ve seen it many times and, personally, I consider it closer to The Ark of the Covenant. Amid the most rabid fans of Star Wars […]

| August 27, 2023
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Lynch/Oz (2023)

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Lynch/Oz (2023)

It is reasonable to assume that you could take just about any popular director and apply some connection to The Wizard of Oz, particularly if they are known as a stylist.  But no one would better fit that motif than David Lynch whose films are surreal fantasies packed in with disturbing imagery and an Oz-like […]

| August 27, 2023
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Sometimes I Think About Dying (2023)

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Sometimes I Think About Dying (2023)

It might take an act of Congress just to get Fran to speak.  She is painfully shy, socially awkward and keeps to herself.  Her day is spent hiding behind her cubicle at work and at night eating cottage cheese before slipping into bed in room drenched in blazing lights from outside that make it look […]

| August 27, 2023
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Bottoms (2023)

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Bottoms (2023)

The first thing to note about the new comedy Bottoms is that it is not playing in the real world.  Rather Writer/Director Emma Seligman and her screenwriting partner Rachel Scott have collaborated to tell a story that exists less in the world of The Breakfast Club and more in the surreal world of something like […]

| August 26, 2023
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Birth\Rebirth (2023)

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Birth\Rebirth (2023)

About halfway through the horror-thriller Birth/Rebirth, I knew that I wanted to shake the hand of writer/director Laura Moss and her co-screenwriter Brenden O’Brien, not because I thought that I was seeing any kind of a masterpiece, but because it was nice to finally see at least one new horror movie that wasn’t lazy or […]

| August 26, 2023
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Nathan-ism (2023)

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Nathan-ism (2023)

Nathan Hilu is an artist in his early 90s who sits hunched over his drawing pad switching between markers and crayons like a child with busy mind.  He talks incessantly, but what he has to say is fascinating.  Nathan was, in his youth, given a specific task by the United States Army, to act as […]

| August 26, 2023
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