Category Archives: Commentary

Untimely Movie Review: Dirty Harry

Going from Willy Wonka to Dirty Harry practically gave me the bends. But Clint Eastwood’s signature performance was next up in the Warner Brothers 50 Film Collection.  Like Bullitt, this is a movie about police officers in San Francisco.  Unlike Bullitt, … Continue reading

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Untimely Movie Review: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

I was eager to dive into the next film in the Warner Brothers 50 Film Collection, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, because I hadn’t seen the movie in many years.  In fact, my first exposure to it was in a … Continue reading

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Untimely Movie Review: Bullitt

Bullitt, the next film in the Warner Brothers 50 Film Collection, is the perfect palate-cleanser after the fantastic but mystifying 2001: A Space Odyssey. Rather than exploring existential questions of humanity and our place in the universe, Bullitt is quite simply an action-packed … Continue reading

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Untimely Movie Review: 2001: A Space Odyssey

For about 25 minutes, there’s not a single line of dialogue in Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. Yet, Kubrick, using only a phenomenal, classical score (WHOOOO!) and striking, brutal, beautiful, and sometimes alarming visuals produces a remarkably well-told story. As a … Continue reading

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Untimely Movie Review: Cool Hand Luke

With my renewed, pandemic-commitment to reviewing the Warner Brothers 50 Film Collection, I moved on to the next film in the collection, Cool Hand Luke. Like Doctor Zhivago and numerous other titles in the set, Cool Hand Luke is based on a book I’ve … Continue reading

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Untimely Movie Review: Doctor Zhivago

I thought there could be no better time to resume my on-again, off-again relationship with the Warner Brothers 50 Film Collection than during a global pandemic. In fairness to me, the reason I hit pause after the most recent few … Continue reading

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Timely Movie Review: The Rise of Skywalker

*MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD* “The dead speak!” The first line of The Rise of Skywalker‘s opening crawl was an immediate red flag. In Episode IX, the dead don’t just speak.  They give speeches. Much as I did with The Last Jedi, I made … Continue reading

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Continue? (OR: The Subtle Art of Extracting Meaning from Meaninglessness)

It’s easy for me to pinpoint the moment that got me hooked on “Continue?” I can’t recall how I initially stumbled across the show.  Probably via a YouTube suggestion algorithm.  I was a bit late to the party.  I don’t … Continue reading

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Untimely Movie Review: How the West Was Won

As part of my flagging recommitment to this blog, I’ve dusted off my Warner Brothers 50 Film Collection, which I purchased back in early 2014.  I fairly regularly provided reviews of the films in that collection, which I’ve gradually watched … Continue reading

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Bill Buckner Never Needed Redemption, But He Got It Anyway

There was a moment a few years ago on Curb Your Enthusiasm that caught me by surprise in a way that I’m not sure any other television show has. The season in question revolved around Larry’s misadventures in New York, … Continue reading

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