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Timely Movie Review: The Last Duel

*SPOILERS AHEAD* The Last Duel, Ridley Scott’s latest effort, has much to like.  The cinematography is very strong.  The focus on the legal norms of the day, including the loophole of sorts exploited to arrive at the duel itself, is … Continue reading

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Untimely Movie Review: Full Metal Jacket

If you saw Full Metal Jacket years ago, or you’ve only watched a few key scenes on YouTube, you probably love the movie.  Or, you think you do, anyway.   If it’s been a while since you’ve seen it, it may come as … Continue reading

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Untimely Movie Review: Lethal Weapon

The next stop in my meandering, years-long journey through the Warner Bros. 50 Film Collection is Lethal Weapon, a film that walks a thin line between wildly entertaining (if absurd) action movie and borderline-self-parody buddy-cop trope-fest.  Man, that was a lot … Continue reading

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Untimely Movie Review: The Color Purple

The Color Purple has the distinction of being the most-nominated film not to win an Oscar.  The 1985 adaptation of the Alice Walker novel earned an impressive 11 nominations, but failed to win a single Academy Award, tying the record … Continue reading

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Untimely Movie Review: Amadeus

There are two vital pieces of insight I’ve learned about Amadeus in the years since I first saw it. The first was Milos Forman’s observation that the film had not two brilliant stars, but three: F. Murray Abraham, Tom Hulce, … Continue reading

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The WandaVision Series Finale

And, so, the first (and, presumably, only) season of WandaVision came to a conclusion with Episode 9, “The Series Finale.”  Before I get into the spoiler-y bits, let me recap the key finale expectations I had after last week’s episode.  … Continue reading

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No Multiverse Required

Over the last month, WandaVision seemingly opened the door to a much larger multiverse, but still left several crucial issues unresolved. Episode 8, “Previously On,” gave us a few answers, and seemingly ruled out some of the more wild-eyed possibilities. Well, … Continue reading

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Dead is Dead – Or Is It?

Over the past three weeks, WandaVision has gone from “show I watch every week when I get a chance” to “a must-watch show the day it comes out” to “show I get up early on Friday to watch first thing.”  The only … Continue reading

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The Truman Show Meets Field of Dreams

I guess this is a WandaVision blog now! Last time around, I made the following observation (among others): Likewise, there are perhaps three explanations for Vision.  One, because he’s a synthetic being, albeit a sentient one, the “rule” about resurrection didn’t … Continue reading

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A Gateway to Endless Possibilities

Prior to the fifth episode of WandaVision, I was already enjoying the show quite a bit.  Probably more than most fans.  Some of the criticism I had seen online was from folks who either didn’t like the slow burn or didn’t … Continue reading

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