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Real, Actual Notes On The Pilot Of Six Feet Under

I’ve heard incredible things about both the pilot and the finale of Six Feet Under and at least the first has delivered. This is a super polished, arch, stylized look into the most crushing, unfair, devastating abyss that is death AND IT WAS … Continue reading

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Belated MovieBoozer Report: Pain & Gain

Summer movies are a strange phenomenon. I’ve having fun with the few I’ve seen already, but can’t really qualify any of them as, you know, good. Competent. Well shot. Well acted, even. But remember that time when Billy Wilder got … Continue reading

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Special Bloody Snowflakes: Cinematic Combat On TV

A television series’ identity, in this age spreading dawn’s rosy rays on the demands of niche audiences, is often a matter of differentiation. You have to make choices based on the resources you have, of course, and with a view … Continue reading

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Let Me Describe The Last Month

Click the image. Sorry to go all tumblr on you there. But melancholy happens. So that’s where I’ve been. The great news is that period TV is a-blooming this spring with Game of Thrones, Vikings, and Spartacus all at least … Continue reading

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The Fury Of The Footnote-Men: Evaluating History In Film

In the wake of the Oscars (19/24. Meh. Stupid sound editing/production design), a great hue and cry has been raised among the punditry over films and history and historicism and anachronism and I LOVE IT, y’all. There’s a great piece … Continue reading

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Oh No Film Majors’ Oscar Predictions: Part 4

Aaah! I’m out of time! What’s going on? Annie, don’t you know you’re going to be on stage in like 30 minutes?! Red Carpet. “Oh my gosh, frenzy!” Best Picture – Argo Best Director – Ang Lee Best Actor – … Continue reading

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Oh No Film Majors’ Oscar Predictions: Part 3

We’re under an hour to go, so very quickly, here we go. Best Cinematography Who To Bet On: Life of Pi. Yeah, you know that whole defining how 3D can be used not just as gimmickry but as an discrete cinematic device integral to … Continue reading

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