Monthly Archives: June 2020

Untimely Movie Review: The Shining

The genius of Stanley Kubrick is readily apparent in the opening “segment” of The Shining, in which Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) painstakingly drives to, arrives at, and participates in an almost-real-time job interview. The exquisitely slow burn takes the audience … Continue reading

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Father’s Day (Redux 2020)

It’s Father’s Day again, and continuing with what is now an annual tradition, I’m taking this opportunity to share a Father’s-Day-related storytelling podcast I recorded back in 2016. Happy Father’s Day.

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Halfway Home

I purchased the Warner Brothers 90th Anniversary blu-ray Collection over six years ago.  It took me quite a while, but, as I’ve been on a pandemic-fueled review flurry of late, I’ve finally been able to finish the first half of … Continue reading

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Untimely Movie Review: Superman

Approaching the turn in the Warner Brothers 50 Film Collection, I encounter a familiar face: Superman. I’m too young to have seen the 1978 movie in a theater, but I’m the perfect age to have experienced the film’s frequent showing as … Continue reading

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Buy Physical Media

A generous helping of shutdown-induced free time has allowed me to catch up on my ridiculous backlog of movies on disc.  That’s why it’s no coincidence that the last dozen or so posts on this formerly eclectic blog are movie … Continue reading

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Untimely Movie Review: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest is the third film in the Warner Brothers 50 Film Collection that revolves around a central struggle of the individual against institutionalization. Like Cool Hand Luke and A Clockwork Orange, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest … Continue reading

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