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1980: A Look Back

1980: A Look Back

I was thrilled once again to be a guest on The Online Movie Show with Phil Hall discussing the movie year of 1980.

| January 30, 2023
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Armchair Oscars – 2021

Armchair Oscars – 2021

Best Picture THE WINNER:CODA (Directed by Sian Heder)The Nominees: Belfast, Don’t Look Up, Drive My Car, Dune, King Richard, Licorice PIzza, Nightmare Alley, The Power of the Dog, West Side Story MY CHOICE:Spencer (Directed by Pablo Larrain)My Nominees: Drive My Car (Ryusuke Hamaguchi), The Lost Daughter (Maggie Gyllenhaal), Parallel Mothers (Pedro Almodóvar) Years from now, whenever […]

| September 8, 2022
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My 10 Favorite films of All Time (2022)

My 10 Favorite films of All Time (2022)

The very idea of a 10 best list is basically a snake eating its own tail.  You’re a critic offering a critical view of your favorite films at the risk of being criticized.  There is no possibility to ever offer up a list that could make everybody happy, so the value of such an exercise […]

| June 14, 2022
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I’m Charlie Walker (2022)

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I’m Charlie Walker (2022)

I’m Charlie Walker opens with the text “Based on a True Story.”  Since I’ve never heard of Charlie Walker, this means nothing to me.  And since this movie never seems to have any relation to anything in real life due to the fact that the filmmaking and the performances feel like bad stage acting, it […]

| June 10, 2022
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Eiffel (2022)

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Eiffel (2022)

I doubt whether there is one single monument that can represent the culture of one city as The Eiffel Tower.  It is as much a part of the city of Paris as baguettes, bicycles and bal musette music.  It is even integral to one of the famous of movie clichés, that it can be seen […]

| June 6, 2022
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Happening (2021)

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Happening (2021)

Audrey Diwan’s French drama Happening arrives in the United States at the very moment when the SCOTUS leak has led to raging protests over the possibility of overturning the historic Roe vs. Wade decision, giving individual states the right to control and even ban abortions, which, for the past 48 years, have remained legal.  If […]

| May 9, 2022
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The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly | The Pod Bay Doors Movie Podcast, Episode #236

The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly | The Pod Bay Doors Movie Podcast, Episode #236

This go-round, Jerry and Doug talk one of the best of the best: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly, Sergio Leone’s (first) masterpiece. It’s always fun to talk about an all-timer, and this one was no exception. Grab your poncho and cigarillos, it’s time for a Mexican Standoff! #goodthebadandtheugly #clinteastwood #enniomorricone #vinyl #jamesbond #soundtracks […]

| May 2, 2022
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White Hot: The Rise and Fall of Abercrombie & Fitch (2022)

White Hot: The Rise and Fall of Abercrombie & Fitch (2022)

I was a white teenager in the late 80s and early 90s, but I never went to Abercrombie & Fitch.  Beyond a black Member’s Only jacket that followed me from the eighth grade through the tenth, I never wore labels – inside or out.  I was more into self-expression, creating my own words, wearing my […]

| April 20, 2022
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