Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022)

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Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022)

I don’t know, I guess I expected something else from Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.  Even as many fans and critics around me seem to be cooling on this whole MCU business – this is the 28th film – I have steadfastly remained loyal (although “Moonknight” did test my limits).  What disappoints me about […]

| May 7, 2022
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Vortex (2022)

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Vortex (2022)

It is always a great joy to present a four-star review to a film by a director whose work that I habitually avoid.  That’s not an indication that Argentine director Gaspar Noé’s fails as an artist necessarily, but his content is a little difficult to stomach.  His earlier films have tended to be nihilistic, sexually violent, […]

| May 4, 2022
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Anaïs in Love (2022)

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Anaïs in Love (2022)

If I were living in a space that included a girl like Anaïs I might be inclined to want strangle her, or at the very least thrust her out of my immediate surroundings so I could get on with the normal patterns of my life.  She is the kind of person that I generally dislike.  […]

| May 4, 2022
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All My Puny Sorrows (2022)

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All My Puny Sorrows (2022)

Despite Johnny Mandel and Michael Altman’s legendary theme to MASH, suicide is anything but painless.  It does bring on many changes, but with it come heartbreak, confusion and years and years of searching for a punctuation, an end-mark, an answer.  Suicide is chaos and despair for those left behind. This was my family’s experience.  In […]

| May 3, 2022
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The Mystery of Marilyn Monroe: The Unheard Tapes (2022)

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The Mystery of Marilyn Monroe: The Unheard Tapes (2022)

Netflix’s newest “tapes” documentary The Mystery of Marilyn Monroe: The Unheard Tapes is a disgusting bag of tabloid trash, a movie that purports to take us behind the Hollywood façade to the real-life Norma Jean heard through audio tapes made more than 60 years ago.  What it is really doing is gluing together pieces and […]

| April 27, 2022
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The Pod Bay Doors Movie Podcast: Singin’ in the Rain (1952)

The Pod Bay Doors Movie Podcast: Singin’ in the Rain (1952)

This episode, Doug brings his sound with the only thing that can get the slang and horrors depicted in A Clockwork Orange is the film directly referenced in it: Singin’ In the Rain from 1952. The ultimate palate cleanser for anything life throws at you, Singin’ in the Rain is also the greatest movie musical […]

| April 25, 2022
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Navalny (2022)

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Navalny (2022)

It is clear from the very beginning that we know that Alexi Navalny is a marked man.  He is certain that his time upon this mortal coil is short and so he uses the best defense that is  available to him: humor.  Stepping into Daniel Roher’s documentary Navalny, he makes the statement that his story […]

| April 22, 2022
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Stanleyville (2022)

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Stanleyville (2022)

What are the limits of your human instinct for greed?  How far would you go for a nuclear-orange compact sport utility vehicle?  Would you be willing to write an entire national anthem in just 2 hours?  Create a bit of technology?  Could you blow up a lot of balloons in under a minute?  How about […]

| April 22, 2022
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